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Found 1,383 of over 2K reviews
4.3
86% Recommend to a Friend
UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox
88% Approve of CEO

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86%
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88%
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Kim A. Wilcox
359 Ratings

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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Its fun and you meet lots of great people and connect to all the different UCR Departments.(in 80 reviews)
  • "Great benefits and health insurance.(in 67 reviews)
  • "Very Flexible hours love my job so much(in 50 reviews)
  • "The staff was great and the hours were flexible(in 37 reviews)
  • "The campus is beautiful and enjoyable to walk around.(in 32 reviews)
Cons
  • "Low pay & certain managers (depending on which department) could care less about the people that work for them(in 63 reviews)
  • "profit organization so the salary is low and they are understaffed so everyone is working more than two positions.(in 35 reviews)
  • "Management is poor, incompetent.(in 22 reviews)
  • "Senior leadership(in 7 reviews)
  • "Pay raise is hard to get.(in 7 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great collaborative environment

    Nov 20, 2022 - PhD Candidate in Riverside, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Collaborative, supportive, inclusive and diverse.

    Cons

    There is not much to grow from there.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    ucr postdoc

    Nov 15, 2022 - Postdoctoral Fellow in Riverside, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good landscape, with cost lower than los angelos

    Cons

    high life cost, whether is dry

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great

    Nov 16, 2022 - Graduate Student 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great teaching experience for me

    Cons

    Bad-quality of assignments, kind of easy

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee

    It's Ok

    Nov 29, 2022 - Student Worker in Riverside, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -Job is easy to get -Scheduled around your classes

    Cons

    -Pay is minimum wage -Frequently understaffed -Training is inconsistent

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  6. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Great place to work

    Nov 14, 2022 - Research Assistant in Riverside, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great academic team to work with.

    Cons

    The work environment is good, good quality research but a little short of rate payment for post docs.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good Experience

    Nov 10, 2022 - Research Assistant in Riverside, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Very friendly and helpful place

    Cons

    The pay is not good enough for the work

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Research Institution

    Nov 8, 2022 - Researcher in Riverside, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great experience for people seeking research opportunities!

    Cons

    Limitations of hours available depending on the relationship to school (student, grad student, etc.)

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  9. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Reasonable

    Nov 21, 2022 - Director 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Beautiful Campus, great staff, very collaborative

    Cons

    Pay tends to be on the lower end

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  10. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Grad Student

    Nov 20, 2022 - Grad Student 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Affordable living cost and overall a nice learning environment

    Cons

    Most are basic research without being transferred into the industry

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  11. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Chill job

    Nov 15, 2022 - Student Lab Consultant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -Get to do HW on shift if not busy -Manager is chill -Employees are cool

    Cons

    -Pay -Sometimes hours are hard to come by -Have to walk around campus for some shifts

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UC Riverside has an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5, based on over 1,528 reviews left anonymously by employees. 86% of employees would recommend working at UC Riverside to a friend and 65% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, UC Riverside employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at UC Riverside. This rating has decreased by -5% over the last 12 months.

86% of UC Riverside employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated UC Riverside 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.1 for culture and values and 3.8 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at UC Riverside to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be culture, management, compensation.

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