Higher education is an interesting learning environment but I need more union oriented work that allows me to engage in collaboration with leadership
Administrative Assistant I (Current Employee) – Oakland, CA – October 26, 2018
making sure all Presidential Correspondence is answered and addressed in a fast paced environment that involves 9 different campus' across California. The variety of work consisted of setting new employees up with work stations, computers, office supplies etc. The hardest part of the job was watching internships graduate and not being able to work with them on a daily basis. Many work related relationships evolve and watching staff turn over could somewhat be emotional. Another hard part was not being able to spend more time doing union related work. As a Union Steward I am able to assist co-workers by sharing the valuable contract negotiations and giving information that empowers them. The best part of the job is watching students, staff, and alumni contribute to higher education. My goal is to obtain a union orientated position that will allow me to share my passion.
working with people, helping others, sharing knowledge
building relationships and watching Intership Outreach students leave
Tax Compliance Analyst 3 (Current Employee) – Oakland, CA – September 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.
University of California, the largest University ins the world, with 10 campuses, 5 medical Centres
Biomedical Science Research Administrator, Tobacco (Former Employee) – Oakland, CA 94612 – August 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.
A great place to work and for higher studies.
Federal funding is becoming scarce that negatively impacts the quality of research.
Davis- Student worker (Former Employee) – Tulare, CA – June 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.
Peer Counselor/ advisor (Former Employee) – Cal Vetrans Service Center – May 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,
Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee) – Oakland, CA – April 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.
Manager (Former Employee) – Multiple locations – April 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.
IT Project Manager (Former Employee) – Oakland.CA – March 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.
UC employees were great to work with.
The overall environment would get "poisened" with negativity at some times.
Sr. Contracts & Grants Analyst (Former Employee) – Oakland, CA – February 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.