University of California
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www.universityofcalifornia.edu Oakland, CA 5000+ Employees

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Your fellow UC employees make all the difference

Web Programmer (Former Employee)
Berkeley, CA (US)

I worked at University of California

ProsEven if you are not in a union-represented position, UC will treat you like you are. You have access to quaint, old-fashioned perks such as real lunch breaks away from your desk, the ability to take evenings and weekends off, and even a pension scheme. Sure, we all grumbled about our pay being lower compared to that in industry, but overall we made lots more money, since our jobs were relatively more secure and we didn't work uncompensated overtime.

ConsAt UC I worked with several obstructive individuals who would've been tossed out on their butts in the private sector, but were tolerated and even coddled for *years* despite their lack of contribution to projects or teamwork. This, more than any other factor--more than dilapidated equipment, more than the make-do salary, more than the sensation that I was missing out on the innovations happening in industry--is what made me quit my UC job.

Advice to Senior ManagementAny one person has the potential to wield a huge amount of influence in the very distributed UC system. I had the benefit of a terrific manager, who struggled valiantly with the myriad stupidities of the average UC workday. Managers like him should receive gigantic raises.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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UC -- A Great Place to Work (at times)

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I have been working at University of California


Pros: Benefits Retirement Package If you are lucky -- the product or service… Cons: It is surprisingly bureaucratic and at some levels employees have… Advice to Senior Management: Be more entrepreneurial Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Good place to work, but maybe not for life

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Los Angeles, CA (US)

I worked at University of California


Pros: You're constantly around students and professionals that have education as a priority - people tend to have more interesting conversations and so work passes more… Cons: Still a large "company" with lots of regulations Pay is alright… Advice to Senior Management: Doing a good job at encouraging employees to work hard… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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