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Updated September 19, 2017
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  • Low pay, but that could just be the role I am in (in 11 reviews)

  • Lots of red tape to deal with, takes a very long time to receive approvals (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Graphic Designer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of California part-time

    Pros

    Awesome Management, nice creative freedom

    Cons

    no cons for working here


  2. "UCLA Recreation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of California part-time

    Pros

    Great place to work at while in school!

    Cons

    Hours are limited due to many employees

  3. "Anthro department student roles-WA and Lab Assistant"

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    Former Employee - WA/Lab Assistant in Santa Cruz, CA
    Former Employee - WA/Lab Assistant in Santa Cruz, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Set own schedule for the most part, excellent colleagues who care deeply about your success

    Cons

    Environment is difficult to navigate if subject is not fit

    Advice to Management

    <3


  4. "Post doctoral fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of California full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility with time, and really being able to take control of your research. I love the lab I work for and the department environment is collaborative and friendly.

    Cons

    The pay is not great as expected from a post-doctoral fellow position at a university.


  5. "Graduate Student Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant

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

    Pros

    Great intellectual diversity, and conversations with experts in the field

    Cons

    sometimes hot weather, not so much nightlife


  6. "Great Benefits, Mediocre Organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great...the reason that people overstay their employment. Whole family can get medical coverage for $50/month. Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Depends on who your manager is as to your overall experience. Very political organization, even though they are a publicly funded and seems like they should keep it to themselves. Pay increases move at a snails pace and depending on your department, very little upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers with consistency on all topics. Watch out for double standards. Preach one message to the public and another to the internal staff. Pushing diversity in the organizational outreach, but don't offer those materials in diverse languages.


  7. "Decent resources but social supports and mentoring could be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are good resources for research

    Cons

    Not enough support for underrepresented students

  8. "Excellent Employer!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    UCR provides fair pay and excellent benefits to its grad students.

    Cons

    They tend to be stingy on how many summer TA sessions they open.


  9. "Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very secure job, great benefits, nice environment to work in

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy - can get political at times


  10. "graduate student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of California full-time

    Pros

    excellent faculty, great personalized attention from advisor

    Cons

    shortage of funding, not much career advice and training


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