University of California Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2020

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4.2
85%
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76%
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University of California President Janet Napolitano
Janet Napolitano
129 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work environment with challenging academic material(in 37 reviews)

  • "Lots of opportunities to move around within the University, great benefits and work life balance(in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay for the Bay/Central Coast Area(in 21 reviews)

  • "There are no cons working at UC(in 13 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "UCLA Facilities Management"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Superintendent 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of California full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits, Work Environment, Coworkers, Work

    Cons

    None, None, None, None, None

  2. "Great"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant 

    I have been working at University of California part-time

    Pros

    Great Opportunity for you to develop.

    Cons

    Not so much to say here.


  3. "Positive Environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of California full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very talented and dedicated staff. Excellent exposure to a full range of issues facing higher education institutions. Most positions involve interacting with the campuses within the system.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic at times, but not more than is to be expected with an organization of this size.

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  4. "NRLF is a good place to do work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Library Assistant 

    I worked at University of California part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good hours and consistent, relatively easy, work

    Cons

    Library Facility was difficult to get to

  5. "DSP proctor"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Exam Proctor in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of California part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Extremely flexible hours. Minimal work required. Little experience necessary.

    Cons

    Hard to find enough work besides during finals week. No hours are guaranteed.

  6. "Retention project"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Peer Counselor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of California part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working with students can be very rewarding.

    Cons

    Can be very demanding, considering that you are a student while you work.

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  7. "Admission Assistant at UCLA"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admission Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of California part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Competitive pay Welcoming atmosphere Student friendly Paid admin leave

    Cons

    Sometimes disorganized management, but not significant. I love my job!

  8. "Great Pay, Great Benefits"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Westwood, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of California part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    + Pay + Benefits + Working with students can be really fun and rewarding + Some professors are amazing and also very fun and rewarding to work with + Somewhat flexible schedule + Tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    - Some professors are terrible, and you don't know it until you're already committed for the quarter - There can be a lot of busy work with the terrible professors - The bad professors will pawn ALL the work off on to you except what they are required to do - Bad professors will throw TAs under the bus so they themselves don't look bad - Scheduling is tricky if you get sick and the class is important - No oversight, support, or protection if professors mistreat their TAs - Professors can yell, berate, or belittle you with zero consequences

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  9. "Good environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - English Tutor in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of California part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Dedicated writing center Experienced coworkers Solid training

    Cons

    Can be difficult to coordinate with professors

  10. "My review to the Teaching Assistant jobs at UC Santa Cruz"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Santa Cruz, CA

    I worked at University of California full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very Friendly and it was a great experience teaching the undergraduates of UC Santa Cruz.

    Cons

    I don't think there are any cons to this job.

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