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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. "Humanities graduate student"

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

    I worked at University of California part-time

    Pros

    Union contract means great benefits

    Cons

    Salary can be lower than at similar institutions; fellowship funding is rare


  2. "not very serious"

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

    I worked at University of California full-time

    Pros

    college environment fast paced flexible

    Cons

    accountability incompetence very high turnover

  3. "Clinical nurse 2"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of California full-time

    Pros

    great place to work

    Cons

    hard to move up career ladder


  4. "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


  5. "Postdoctoral Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Unique collaboration opportunities help you learn more and accomplish publications in higher impact journals

    Cons

    Postdoctoral Salary is a joke. For international postdocs UC does not offer a green card sponsorship so overall chances for applying for federal grants decrease a lot and thus the growth tends to be limited.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the salary


  6. "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


  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
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A great place to work.

    Cons

    None, I enjoy everything about my job.


  9. "Open Lab Technician"

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

    I worked at University of California part-time

    Pros

    Staff is nice, Got to pick Hours

    Cons

    There really isnt any cons


  10. "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.


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