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Updated May 25, 2017
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  • Low pay, but that could just be the role I am in (in 8 reviews)

  • Lots of red tape to deal with, takes a very long time to receive approvals (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "A good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Riverside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of California full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good support from the EE department. health care is fairly comprehensive. staff is supportive and works hard. a professional environment.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to report.


  2. "Graduate Student Instructor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Student Instructor in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Graduate Student Instructor in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of California (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to enhance the understanding of undergraduate students. Provide additional support for students that need extra help during office hours.

    Cons

    The support from the head instructor can be lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure the head GSI is doing everything possible to assist GSI.


  3. "LAWR review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Oakland, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    healthcare benefits and outdoor activities are good.

    Cons

    collaboration for doing research and science with other universities is bad


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  5. "Accounting III"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Accountant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Corporate Accountant in Austin, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at University of California full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with a great group of people. The supervisor I reported to is awesome; she gave me the room to figure things out but always gave me guidance when needed.

    Cons

    Like most state agencies, it is hard to implement change when needed.


  6. "HR Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Merced, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Merced, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of California full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The University as a system has great benefits! Enjoyed working with departments at the University of California Office of the President and employees at UC Merced.

    Cons

    Equity issues. Politics is stifling at the UC Merced campus. Management's engagement with employees is very selective. High level campus management conducts Town Halls in an effort to claim transparency but they are not transparent. Very disappointing, especially to long-term employees.

    Advice to Management

    Value and appreciate experience!


  7. "Ok place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at University of California full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Rewarding work. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Salaries are low. Lots of red tape to deal with, takes a very long time to receive approvals. Employees are under appreciated.


  8. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of California full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, nice desk and computer

    Cons

    Good Doctors make contemptible managers, horrific abuse of lower level employees by leadership.

    Advice to Management

    You are not God


  9. "UCI"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good experience here working

    Cons

    no cons to write about really


  10. "Admin"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Merced, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative in Merced, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of California full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    work life balance, retirement benefits, vacation

    Cons

    lack of processes, ancient systems


  11. "Great job for a student"

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    Former Employee - Reader in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Reader in Davis, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at University of California part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay (for student), 100% work from home, make your own hours

    Cons

    Work can be a little tedious; sometimes you can't work as many hours as you would like to


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