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Updated January 18, 2018
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Pros
  • Friendly work environment, great interactions with variety of patrons that come into the SRC (in 36 reviews)

  • Good work-life balance, friendly grad students, helpful TADP office (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • The pay is low and it is difficult to find a healthy work/life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Not much room for growth in my particular field (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant Web Developer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Web Developer in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Web Developer in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC Riverside part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Work and Life balance

    Cons

    Not any that I can think of


  2. "Working in dinning services is a great experience."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dining Services in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Dining Services in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC Riverside part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working as a student employee at UCR is amazing because the environment is a wonderful one and the people are extremely kind.

    Cons

    One challenge of working in dining services is the scheduling conflicts that occur with work and school. Sometimes, the supervisors do not respect our wishes for scheduling problems.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice if we were able to get the work times that we want/ask for.

  3. "Great Opportunities for UCR Students"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Manager in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Student Manager in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC Riverside part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules to accommodate class schedules
    Essentially no commute between school and work
    Opportunities for advancement and leadership experience
    Friendly work culture with students as coworkers

    Cons

    18 hour/week cap on working hours
    Frequent changes in university structure that can eliminate certain jobs
    Minimal benefits such as sick leave


  4. "UCR IT is a great student job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Computing Consultant in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Student Computing Consultant in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UC Riverside part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice managers, flexible hours, easy responsibilities, free time during work

    Cons

    Low hourly wage, can take occasional abuse from annoyed people


  5. "Teaching Assistant (Math)"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC Riverside part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Tuition paid, easy, low stress, slow pace, rewarding. You help students learn the subject. No management

    Cons

    low pay, can't really say anything else

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you're doing


  6. "Undergraduate Admissions Unit Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UC Riverside part-time

    Pros

    -A nice environment
    -the work isn't to hard
    -the professional staff are understanding of school work

    Cons

    -can be unorganized
    -forces workers to learn new protocol that management doesn't fully understand themselves


  7. "Good office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UC Riverside part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pays well, flexible hours, friendly department chair

    Cons

    Office drama, weird bosses and coworkers

  8. "Student Assistant II"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UC Riverside part-time

    Pros

    -Friendly Student Staff
    -Friendly Superiors
    -Great Work Environment

    Cons

    -Let Off Without Previous Notice or Advancement


  9. "Postdoc Scholar"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in UC Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in UC Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC Riverside full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good university, Smart people

    Cons

    Small campus, Not good restaurants


  10. "Student Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Riverside, CA

    I worked at UC Riverside (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible and understanding of student life

    Cons

    Not many hours. Capped at 19 hours per week


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