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UC Santa Cruz Reviews

Updated November 14, 2018
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Pros
  • "beautiful campus, lots of resources, cutting-edge research" (in 36 reviews)

  • "Better work-life balance than other programs" (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay for techs compared to other universities" (in 25 reviews)

  • "I found no cons while working with them" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "BME Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC Santa Cruz part-time

    Pros

    Professors usually keep in mind that you have important projects for your research to get done on top of grading. It's really fun to teach subjects that you love when the students are engaged.

    Cons

    Lots of students fight you on grading.


  2. "Teaching Assisstant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Santa Cruz part-time

    Pros

    1) Place
    2) Certain faculties are amazing

    Cons

    1) pay scale is bad

  3. "Office Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Santa Cruz part-time

    Pros

    Great staff, great co-workers, flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Everything that needs to be done is very routine.


  4. "standard TA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Santa Cruz part-time

    Pros

    Very general standard TA duties.

    Cons

    Must self advocate at times.


  5. "Worked for ITS at UCSC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Santa Cruz part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, access to special buildings on campus, good job for college students.

    Cons

    I worked in a small room in the basement and the pay wasn't really great.


  6. "Good entry level experience."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UC Santa Cruz part-time

    Pros

    Patient, nice managers. Flexible. Experience.

    Cons

    The pay isn't the best.


  7. "Good for Research Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UC Santa Cruz part-time

    Pros

    Flexible and interesting work at research labs working alongside invested and smart students across all levels of degrees.

    Cons

    Sometimes because deadlines weren't strict enough, work kept getting delayed and dragged along.

  8. "My review"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Santa Cruz, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    friendly working environment, good cause

    Cons

    i cannot think of any


  9. "Gardener"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Cruz, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Cruz, CA

    I worked at UC Santa Cruz part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    pick your own hours
    little oversight
    just do your work and then go home

    Cons

    fine money, could be better


  10. "Student Sustainability Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Student Sustainability Officer in Santa Cruz, CA
    Former Employee - Student Sustainability Officer in Santa Cruz, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UC Santa Cruz part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I learned a lot about sustainability and I felt great about my position because I was designing programs for residents and engaging with students to give them tips on how to live sustainably. The programs were team-based and it was fun to work with my peers. The training was easy and made to be fun with ice-breakers so that co-workers could get to know one another. Generally, it was a great working environment.

    Cons

    The position required a lot of busy-work and paper-work and seemed to dominate the requirements of the job. This is unfortunate because for a part-time job on sustainability there should be an emphasis on teaching and learning, not necessarily on bureaucratic protocol. Oh well!

    Advice to Management

    Student positions should have student manager positions- it was pretty awkward to be a student employee working with a team of students in student affairs but the team leader was not a student and pretty removed from student life.


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