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Updated July 26, 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. "LVN II"

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    Former Employee - LVN II in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - LVN II in Orange, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive Supervisors , Co-Workers, Residents/ Physicians

    Cons

    60 mile drive each way

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "Good place to work during college"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of California part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and adaptable job duties

    Cons

    University drama and politics making things work slowly

    Advice to Management

    Keep people on track with projects through managers better.

  3. "Student Affairs Professional"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, culture, work/life balance

    Cons

    Low pay for the Bay/Central Coast Area


  4. "Student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of California full-time

    Pros

    Student Life here was pretty safe and secure.

    Cons

    The environmental engineering department was subpar.


  5. "Great university but no job growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    University setting; Great campus; Challenging

    Cons

    Low salary; lack of job growth


  6. "Staff Research Associate I"

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

    I have been working at University of California full-time

    Pros

    Depends on the lab, however you learn a ton through your specific research project and often times get published in prestigious journals

    Cons

    pay is not extremely high

    Advice to Management

    Incorporate SRAs almost as graduate students


  7. "Good place to work if you like an large, academic climate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of California part-time

    Pros

    Generally positive and laid-back staff

    Cons

    Doesn't have opportunities to get rich and famous; your upside is capped

  8. "Project Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A great place to work.

    Cons

    None, I enjoy everything about my job.


  9. "PC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at University of California full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, learning opportunities, possible growth depending on which dept you work in, and benefits

    Cons

    It depends on which clinic/speciality you work at, but the dysfunctional environment and people.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let people get away with not doing any work at all.


  10. "IT Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of California part-time

    Pros

    Good environment, Smart people, Interesting projects

    Cons

    Budget issues impact staff most, bureaucratic, major process change too frequently

    Advice to Management

    Listen to experience staff and less to trendy consultants


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