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University of California Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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  • Low pay, but that could just be the role I am in (in 8 reviews)

  • Working at a public university also comes with a lot of red tape and useless restrictions on salaries and hiring (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader
    Former Employee - Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn valuable leadership and presentational skills while making some extra cash in between classes.

    Cons

    They could not offer as many hours as I would have liked.


  2. "The environment is great."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tutor in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Tutor in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Chill and laid back. Highly recommended.

    Cons

    Not many cons at this place.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  3. "Student Affairs Officer III"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of California full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits. Getting to work with students on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Jobs in Student Services pay less than administrative positions.


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  5. "Student Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of California part-time

    Pros

    Good working environment and ethics

    Cons

    Low compensation provided, unlike private universities


  6. "Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of California full-time

    Pros

    Lots of interesting people on campus.

    Cons

    Too many budget cuts and layoffs.


  7. "Awesome place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of California part-time

    Pros

    Met awesome people on campus

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy on campus


  8. "SASC Student Tutor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SASC Tutor in Davis, CA
    Current Employee - SASC Tutor in Davis, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Pay; Flexible hours; Great people

    Cons

    Rescheduling excuses are limited; sometimes limited hours for certain subjects


  9. "Research Lab Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at University of California part-time

    Pros

    - Good employment benefits.
    - Safe laboratory conditions

    Cons

    - Taking-side environment.
    - Some level of discrimination and inequity.
    - Complicated employment paperwork process.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A place that is afraid of change"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of California full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Lots of possibility for growth

    Cons

    Poor leadership
    The work environment is often toxic and overly political


  11. "UC Berkeley"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility, benefits and people.

    Cons

    Lack of accountability, not a lot of money to support programs


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