UC Riverside Reviews

Updated May 18, 2020

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4.2
86%
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75%
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UC Riverside Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox
Kim A. Wilcox
210 Ratings
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  • "Pretty low pay for the work that is actually required to be a good instructor(in 17 reviews)

  • "Something that is a necessity for graduate students(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Great supervisors at student recreation center"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Front Desk Clerk 

    I worked at UC Riverside part-time

    Pros

    Management was awesome. They understood our priorities as a student

    Cons

    Might not get many hours

    UC Riverside2020-05-15
  2. "Great Place"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Office Assistant 

    I worked at UC Riverside part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly and ready to help

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    UC Riverside2020-05-08
  3. "Teaching Assistant"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant 

    I worked at UC Riverside full-time

    Pros

    Working with students was a great experience.

    Cons

    I really enjoyed working at UCR, and I do not remember anything bad about it.

    UC Riverside2020-05-05
  4. "Great Place to Gain Work Experience"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Front Desk Assistant in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UC Riverside part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, helpful team, friendly students, and good learning environment

    Cons

    Lots of work for department's tight budget

    UC Riverside2020-05-18
  5. "Very PI Dependent"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Riverside, CA
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at UC Riverside full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Flexible Schedule - you often control your schedule completely -Relative Academic Freedom -Broad Opportunities to Learn -Benefits

    Cons

    -Flexible Schedule, you should always be working, unless you shouldn't be, then you shouldn't be. -Management dependent, your PI typically will not have management training of any sort and will not know how to manage employee time -Your status as an employee is often unsure you may be considered an employee or a student dependent on what is convenient

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    UC Riverside2020-05-18
  6. "Student Worker Job"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Housing Services Ambassador in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UC Riverside part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours with school schedule

    Cons

    Did not know how to manage sick pay

    UC Riverside2020-05-12
  7. "Engineering Graduate Student"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UC Riverside full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Small departments, Friendly faculty, friendly graduate students

    Cons

    Sometimes unorganized, graduate student pay in the engineering school is low

    UC Riverside2020-05-09
  8. "Perfect job during school"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Student Grader in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at UC Riverside part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great connection to faculty and you learn a lot by reviewing student material.

    Cons

    Workload varies dramatically, so be ready.

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    UC Riverside2020-05-04
  9. "Great location and good benefit"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Research Assistant 

    I worked at UC Riverside part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent benefits within the UC system

    Cons

    Limited housing near campus, and downtown LA is a full hour drive

    UC Riverside2020-04-17
  10. "Decent Workplace"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Dining Services in Riverside, CA

    I worked at UC Riverside part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work with school schedule, food compensation for each shift

    Cons

    Strict guidelines and methods for scheduling

    UC Riverside2020-04-28
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