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UC Riverside Reviews

Updated August 17, 2018
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Pros
  • "Depending on where you work, the work environment is fairly positive" (in 40 reviews)

  • "Good work-life balance, friendly grad students, helpful TADP office" (in 13 reviews)

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

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Graduate teaching assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC Riverside part-time

    Pros

    Manageable work load and position involved a lot of coding

    Cons

    Besides the need to grade the material in a short period of time, the job tasks were all quite easy to handle.


  2. "Grad Student Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The department is tight knit with a lot of collaboration and opportunities to finish exciting projects.

    Cons

    Just like any graduate student program, the pay is well below minimum wage especially when you factor in most graduate students work 6 days a week 8-10 hours a day.

    Advice to Management

    You need to offer us better health insurance and a livable wage.

  3. "Current Student Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Riverside full-time

    Pros

    Great campus to work at

    Cons

    None that I can think of. Pay could be better.


  4. "Lab assistant"

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and good mentorship

    Cons

    The nature of the work is repetitive


  5. "A Mixed Bag"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly people. Pleasant campus.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic. Departments are siloed from one another, making it difficult to plan and organize. Many employees across campus are overworked (and some, I fear, lazy), which also contributes to an unreasonable length of time in getting things accomplished interdepartmentally.


  6. "Overall Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Riverside full-time

    Pros

    Stuff is cheap. Do not have too much pressure

    Cons

    Very hot. Not in the cutting edge of the research


  7. "Teaching Asisstant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC Riverside full-time

    Pros

    A very normal teaching job

    Cons

    There is no much cons

  8. "Fitness Attendee"

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Friendly coworkers, Amazing Supervisors

    Cons

    Limited hours due to being a student.

    Advice to Management

    They are amazing!


  9. "A Good First Job"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Riverside, CA
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    I worked at UC Riverside part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers. Manager was very understanding of time conflicts due to school. Free drinks on breaks.

    Cons

    Often had to stay past my shift time to clean the store. Sometimes we were under staffed due to finals weeks which made work harder. The environment was very cliquey and if you were not a manager favorite good luck getting promoted to supervisor or manager. Could not have good on breaks even though they tossed out most of it at the end of the night. Felt very overworked at times.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people based off work experience and the level of commitment that the person has shown.


  10. "Awesome emphasis on diversity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC Riverside full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    An incredibly diverse student body.

    Cons

    The location, far from good school neighborhoods


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