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Updated December 13, 2017
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  • Low pay, but that could just be the role I am in (in 13 reviews)

  • low salary, highly expensive rent, not-much safety (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Staff Research Associate II"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great colleagues, great resource for research

    Cons

    Low paid, limited funding in most of research labs


  2. "good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of California full-time

    Pros

    benefits, health system, compensations, days-off

    Cons

    management, salary, not helpfull HR

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good university"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Davis, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of California part-time

    Pros

    Good management. Good salary. Nice work-life balance.

    Cons

    Very less competition. Fewer opportunities for growth.


  4. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Davis, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of California full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great mentoring, but also given lots of independence and responsibility.

    Cons

    Not a lot of interpersonal interaction, might not be the best job for a people person.

    Advice to Management

    Incorporate the research assistant in more of the broad ongoings of the research institute


  5. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of California part-time

    Pros

    Good people, great part-time student job

    Cons

    Depends on the quarter and nature of course in question.


  6. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of California part-time

    Pros

    Very Close Relationship among staff

    Cons

    There is little room for development


  7. "Sushi chef at the Bistro at the Strand"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of California part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, food benefits

    Cons

    Physically taxing and rude customers

  8. "Overall satisfactory"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student
    Former Employee - Graduate Student
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of California full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Laid back, helpful, collaborative, and high quality research.

    Cons

    Different students are held to different standards


  9. "Good Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of California full-time

    Pros

    The people are really nice. There are good opportunities for training.

    Cons

    The people move very slowly and do not adopt new technologies very well.

    Advice to Management

    Stop cheating the state audits. It makes us all look bad.


  10. "RA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of California full-time

    Pros

    good workplace environment, competitive co-workers,

    Cons

    low salary, highly expensive rent, not-much safety


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