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Cooperative environment but low salary lower than a new BUS driver
Post Doctoral Researcher (Current Employee) –  Davis, CAOctober 13, 2016
Cooperative environment, however university provides a negligible support to the people to search rented apartments (which is one of the toughest tasks in Davis). Lack of resources.. several times you will face server down (for most of the cluster systems). Professors want a superman like performance in these conditions too. Very low stipend (lower than a bus driver) creates an inferiority complex. No, job security, Searching a new job after contract will be totally your headache. This situation reduces the work efficiency.
Pros
cooperative environment
Cons
poor management, very low salary i.e., lower than a bus driver
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Great place to work. Intelligent community. Research oriented and forward thinking. Great work-life balance.
Research Manager (Research Data Analyst III) (Current Employee) –  Berkeley, CASeptember 26, 2016
Great place to work.
Intelligent community.
Research oriented
forward thinking.
Great work-life balance.

UC Berkeley has a remarkable group of students, faculty, staff and alumni. Amazing opportunities to grow and develop professionally. Work is challenging but rewarding.
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Management on a big name campus
Manager (Current Employee) –  Berkeley, CAOctober 5, 2016
There is a lot of flexibility and room to develop, despite being at such a large institution. Departments and programs are a lot smaller than similar size universities. A high turnover rate on campus results in difficulties when coordinating inter-departmentally (ie. HR, Purchasing, etc). With that being said, the department is a great place to grow and make a name for ones self.
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Top rated Public Research Institution
Interim Compliance Officer Director Investigations (Current Employee) –  Berkeley, CASeptember 9, 2016
In the face of incredible financial pressure the University is at an existential crossroads. A small, dedicated professional staff works incredibly had to make sure the university meets its ethical, legal and compliance obligations to an incredibly diverse array of stakeholders.
Pros
It's Berkeley
Cons
Everything we do is under the microscope
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Fairly straightforward, flexible hours
Software Engineer/Student Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Berkeley, CAOctober 30, 2016
Meeting with supervisor every Friday as well as other coordinators to discuss the week and plan socials.

Review the algorithm to make sure it is working.

Every three weeks, run the algorithm on a new set of people or old people whom were unable to be paired up.

Upload the pairings onto the LEP's shared Google Drive.
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Productive place to work and grow my knowledge
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  University of California, Santa CruzSeptember 26, 2016
Participated in a lab focused on integrating technological systems for individuals with special needs. Expanded knowledge with research, data analysis, conference presentations. Worked as an assistant to doctoral graduate students and partnered on weekly tasks including academic writings and information display.
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Diverse cases
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CASeptember 29, 2016
Monday-Friday
Part clinical cases
Exposure to various research cases
Collaboration is friendly in various departments
Opportunities to consult with interdisciplinary providers.
Flexible schedule
Opportunities for various trainings, workshops and mentorship.
Pros
Flexible schedule, opportunities for growth
Cons
Quick pace
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Great place to work. Diversity of employees lends to a great environment.
Charge Nurse (Current Employee) –  Orange, CANovember 16, 2016
Level 1Trauma Center
Comprehensive Stroke certified
Regional Burn ICU
Rehab facilities
Psychiatric Hospital
Comprehensive Cancer center
Nursing School BSN, MSN, NP
Teaching Facility
Pros
Learning atmosphere, nursing union, retirement.
Cons
Pay for parking pass like professors.
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No Better Place to Work
Program Associate (Former Employee) –  Berkeley, CAOctober 19, 2016
Sutter Health Corporation is a great organization to work for. There is a lot of training that is offered. There is a lot of work and the days are super busy, but you have people around you who are always willing to help out. You get a chance to meet wonderful people and to learn from your coworkers. Management is supportive.
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Productive group who can turn a conference room table into a ping pong table
Lab Manager MRI 3T Bydder Lab (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAAugust 3, 2016
Great group of smart, talented people working to improve people's health. Dedicated and caring. A great place. Fast paced environment working in research lab dedicated to diffuse liver disease. Also researched liver lesions, worked on a new classification system for nodules, and have several fatty liver projects.
Pros
Friendly, small
Cons
shifting work demands
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Excellant university with smart researchers and too much administrivia
Assistant Research Scientist IV (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CANovember 4, 2016
Excessively burocratic, particularly within the medical school, nevertheless and exciting and collaborative environment for science.
Pros
affordable good benefits
Cons
academic stability for the non-tenured is non-existant, like everywhere
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Diversity is GREAT at UCSC
Mathematics Department Academic Assistant III (Current Employee) –  Santa Cruz, CAJuly 24, 2016
The University of California, Santa Cruz prides itself on having such an unique population of students. As a staff member at UCSC I work with students, staff and faculty from all walks of life, religions, backgrounds and beliefs. I promote among my co-workers in the Mathematics Department the great need to understand each other, as well as respecting each person's uniqueness, and open the lines of communication and cooperation among such a diverse population.
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productive, graveyard shifts, radio communication
Community Service Officer (CSO) (Current Employee) –  Riverside, CAJuly 19, 2016
Operate graveyard shifts, holidays and weekends
Utilized radio codes to communicate with dispatch on the status of University Housing foot
patrols
Provided safety for the students with occasional escort services
Report any suspicious circumstances requiring police response
Provide general support for the UCR police department including staffing special event
Pros
experience
Cons
graveyard shifts
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Productive and fun workplace
PC Tech Support (Volunteer) (Former Employee) –  Sacramento, CASeptember 8, 2016
Training staff and faculty for utilizing PC hardware, calling customers to schedule appointments, maintain and repair PC/Printer problems, learned to use specific software for troubleshooting purposes
Pros
minimal supervision, meeting new clients
Cons
no benefits - volunteer work
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Engaging experimentation with flexibility
Lab work for Professor Adam Aron (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJune 21, 2016
As a student lab member in the maladaptive behavior lab, I worked for credits rather than money. I would schedule appointments for test subjects to come to the lab and introduce them to the procedure, confirming consent. Then I'd set up the equipment and PsychToolbox and began the experiment. I analyzed the acquired data in multiple ways, consolidating the data and statistical analysis results into charts and graphs on PowerPoint. This was presented to the professor and lab group at the end of the quarter. While I had done most of this type of work before, I did learn a lot of new things about this branch of science though. I found the work fairly easy.
Pros
Easy but interesting
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Great place to live. Diverse work culture. High living cost.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJuly 10, 2016
University of California at San Diego and the vicinity is the nicest place I have lived so far. The campus is diverse and vibrant with a lot of culture. Hard working environment, but nice to work with such motivated people. High living cost is a downside, but well worth it with beaches and natural parks in California!
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Major hospital so a lot of interesting work. Good benefits overall.
Davis, Temporary Employment Pool (Former Employee) –  Davis, CAJune 16, 2016
My job was several years in office setting and several working at home for this company. The overall management style was to treat us like contract employees each working at home and with very rare meetings with co-workers or management. This was medical transcription. The best part was the interesting medical work provided by this large university teaching hospital.
Pros
Good benefits, once passing probation period job security is good.
Cons
Remote management style, 30 minute lunch (had to bring up possibility of longer lunch), rigid structure of full-time only
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Do not enjoy the town unfortunately
Graduate Student (Former Employee) –  Davis, CAJune 28, 2016
I am not happy living in the town of Davis. I could see how a young collegiate would enjoy the college aspect of this town, but once you are past a certain age the immaturity and expense of the town doesn't seem to make up for the income of the program here.
Pros
Excellent research experience
Cons
Poor working hours/conditions, low pay to work rate, academic difficulty
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Studious, Fun Environment
Leader for Natural History of Mammals (Current Employee) –  Santa Cruz, CAAugust 17, 2016
I really liked my teaching job at UCSC. Students and staff are top notch. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with motivated students and the hardest part is dealing with the UC bureaucracy.
Pros
decent pay, awesome staff, great students
Cons
lots of hoop jumping
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Great Place
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) –  Davis, CASeptember 30, 2016
I was a TA for the University of California, Davis. It's an excellent place to work. Management consists mainly of your professors and lecturers, so that's pretty cool.
Pros
full remission on tuition
Cons
20 hours a week added up to time spent as full-time grad student.
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