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Workplace Culture has Changed
Tax Compliance Analyst 3 (Current Employee) –  Oakland, CASeptember 17, 2018
The University of California used to be one of the best places to work but over the past 10 or so years, the culture has changed and the opportunities to advance have become limited. Salaries are low compared to other organizations.
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Regulated environment
PeopleSoft System Administrator (Former Employee) –  Oakland, CASeptember 6, 2018
Projects are managed by departments in many locations resulting in matrixed management and numerous procedures which can result in delays.
Support personnel distributed in various locations.
Pros
Close to BART
Cons
Micro-management
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University of California, the largest University ins the world, with 10 campuses, 5 medical Centres
Biomedical Science Research Administrator, Tobacco (Former Employee) –  Oakland, CA 94612August 31, 2018
The University of California, with 10 campuses, 5 medical centres and 2 national labs, is the world's largest University System. Most campuses, including the Office of the President have relaxed but competitive, collaborative and efficient workplace enviornment. Individual are personally driven for success. The hard part can be the occasional and un-necessary red tape that one may have to face.
Pros
A great place to work and for higher studies.
Cons
Federal funding is becoming scarce that negatively impacts the quality of research.
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Great place to Work
HCM Techno-Functional Consultant (Current Employee) –  Oakland, CAJuly 23, 2018
Great place to Work.
Knowledgeable professionals. Good Working environment. Open culture. Work life balance is good. Flexible hours are applicable in most team.
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Wonderful place to work
District of Columbia Community Assistant (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 20, 2018
Washington, DC became a second home to me, and I hope to return some day in the near future. I loved networking with faculty, staff and students and the city is simply incredible.
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Great learning experience
Davis- Student worker (Former Employee) –  Tulare, CAJune 11, 2018
Working at a place such as the VMTRC was a great learning opportunity. The staff genuinely cares about their students and tries to teach them as much as they possibly can while making sure they understand what they are doing.
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A job with a Mission
Peer Counselor/ advisor (Former Employee) –  Cal Vetrans Service CenterMay 24, 2018
I loved my job at Cal. Working with current and perspective Veteran students made the position immensely rewarding and served a great mission for the University of California, but also the student body, which it represents by providing crucial services for an important and under-represented segment of the community,
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Less work life balance
Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee) –  Oakland, CAMay 8, 2018
Sometimes less work life balance and more unnecessary pressure. Bureaucrat atmosphere prevails in many departments. Overall, okay to work in this environment.
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Cultural Fit
Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee) –  Oakland, CAApril 30, 2018
This org is all about who you know. Training and development not consistent throughout org. Managers need to complete rigorous manager training. Just because you are a great individual contributor, that does not make you a good manager.
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good people
Office of the President (Former Employee) –  Oakland, CAApril 13, 2018
good people with similar values and goals.
can be stressful during busy enrollment times.
was given the opportunity to develop new skills including web management and marketing.
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Administrators are not well respected
Manager (Former Employee) –  Multiple locationsApril 11, 2018
Very low pay with decent benefit package. There are a lot of opportunities for growth because the skills, knowledge and experience can contribute to successful promotions and transfers through the entire UC system.
Pros
many options for promotions and transfers
Cons
very low pay
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Great people and highly collaborative
Director Infrastructure Services (Current Employee) –  Oakland, CAMarch 17, 2018
Fun and satisfying place to work. Challenging goals and projects means never a dull moment. Staff and management are engaged and there are plenty of opportunities to learn and grow.
Pros
People, staff engagement
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Great Enviroment !!!
Upgrade & Migration Technician (Former Employee) –  Oakland CaMarch 10, 2018
Worked with great people, diverse environment. It was a nice locale,
downtown Oakland. Now there are some pluses and minuses. I will leave it at that.
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Consultants?
IT Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Oakland.CAMarch 4, 2018
I worked.on a very exciting project which, unfortunately was being managed by consultants. They pretty much did whatever was necessary to put a good light on their company al the expense of critical project decisions and directions. This contributed toward creating a very negative environment at.times. Still, the actual UC employees were a great bunch of people who were dedicated and caring about the project.
Pros
UC employees were great to work with.
Cons
The overall environment would get "poisened" with negativity at some times.
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Positive Work Environment
Sr. Contracts & Grants Analyst (Former Employee) –  Oakland, CAFebruary 7, 2018
Much flexibility with work schedule. Advancement opportunities through cross training, work shops, and conference. The workplace culture was diversified and open to new ideas and work methods. Enjoyed interaction with different departments and team work was collaborative. Pressure from deadlines were manageable.
Pros
Opportunities for advancement
Cons
Very competitive
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It has it's issues but is a good place to work
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT (Former Employee) –  Oakland, CADecember 22, 2017
You can't go wrong with a job that provides a pension plan, health, vision and dental benefits.

There is a diverse work force and given the right management you can go far!
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Good experience for Contract work
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Oakland, CADecember 5, 2017
Solid place to work for if you can get in through the door. Good benefits. Days off in harmony to students time off. Bart accessible. Easy commute.
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mycket positiv erfarenhet
Doktorand (Former Employee) –  California, USAOctober 14, 2017
Universitetet har mycket bra professorer. De är hjälpsamma och duktiga. Man lär sig väldigt mycket hela tiden.
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Très belle expérience
Etudiante (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles County, CASeptember 14, 2017
Organisme de séjours linguistiques
Très belle expérience, pratique de l'anglais, immersion totale dans la vie et la culture américaine
Je recommande
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University of California
Office of the President (Former Employee) –  Oakland, CASeptember 12, 2017
The University can be a great place to work. They have great benefits and the Office of the President is located in a prime spot for those who use public transportation.
Pros
You will be making a difference.
Cons
You will need to determine these yourself.
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