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Excellent place for graduate students
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee), Riverside, CASeptember 26, 2013
Pros: flexible office hours, excellent professors
Cons: lazy students
Duties included leading discussion sections and maintaining contact with professor; holding regular office hours, relating material to students, grading exams and papers. Excellent work environment for graduate students.
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stable job but little to no room for advancement
Payroll Analyst II (Former Employee), Berkeley, CASeptember 19, 2013
Pros: good benefits, great work-life balance
Cons: low budget, no promotions, very bureaucratic
As a world-renowned institution of higher education, UC Berkeley's fundamental mission is to provide excellent teaching, research and public service. Unfortunately however, this mission is not in alignment with the administrative functions that serve to support the University. Therefore, the administrative culture at the University is plagued with bureaucracy. – more... Employees are protected with job security because of union representation and there is little to no desire for advancement within one's personal skills or career. If you want a job that provides good benefits and the security of pension, then work here. If you want to build a career and advance yourself personally and professional, go somewhere else. – less
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Fun place to work
Barista/ Cashier (Former Employee), Riverside, CASeptember 8, 2013
Pros: free drinks
Cons: some not as experienced workers, as well as not following the rules correctly
A typical day consisted of being able to make any sort of coffee drink, whether hot or cold, as well as the ice blended drinks. It tests our knowledge of how quickly and easily we are able to follow the steps and correctly make the drinks. Through management, I learned better customer service as well as how to work with a team of people who work on – more... different levels of expertise. Through working at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, I learned a lot about procedures, techniques, and working in a fast-paced environment. – less
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Potential for growth
Infection Control Practitioner (Former Employee), San Francisco, CASeptember 4, 2013
You can make a difference everyday. The pace is fast, but the people you work with for the most part are good people.
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Supportive mental health treatment training facility
Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee (Former Employee), San Diego, CASeptember 4, 2013
Pros: excellent supervision, warm supportive environment
Cons: county funded so there is not an excess of funds.
My work week consisted of seeing a caseload of 15 individual, couple, or family therapy clients for short term and long term psychotherapy. I dedicated one day exclusively to the walk-in clinic where psychiatric screenings and evaluations were conducted together with a psychiatrist and psychosocial clinician. In addition, a variety of groups met throughout – more... the day. I was supervised by extremely talented and supportive individuals who have dedicated their careers to training novice clinicians in community settings. – less
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Fun, safe and educational
Research Assistant (Former Employee), Santa Barbara, CASeptember 2, 2013
I'd walk in every day knowing that my mentor would be there to give me my instructions for the day or to give me something new and exciting to do. The professors, other graduated students and researchers were all very kind and the billing department always had my check ready for me the day of.
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Enhance Customer Service Experience
Service Worker (Former Employee), Davis, CAAugust 30, 2013
Customers come to the Dining Common and I assist them with whatever they may need. I was able to increase my customer service experience as well as learn to work effectively with my co-workers. The hardest part about working at this company was attending to multiple customers at once. However being able to interact and communicate with others makes – more... the job worthwhile. – less
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A great place to work!
Communications Coordinator, Bioengineering (Current Employee), San Francisco, CAAugust 29, 2013
I work in a positive environment and have the privilege of telling the story of the amazing innovation happening here everyday.
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Fun place to work
Senior Food Service Manager - Dining Services (Former Employee), Riverside, CAAugust 26, 2013
Pros: worked with great student staff
Cons: stores were open from 7am to 2am, hard to keep on eye on all stores.
Open main store, check inventory levels, daily paid outs, check on other 3 stores, schedule for concession home games, cashier support, product orders for 3 stores, check video for all stores.
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A large yet personable office atmoshpere
Office of Contract & Grant Administration (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CAAugust 26, 2013
Pros: excellent environment with many benefits and opportunity for growth.
Cons: days when i was not able to complete a project due to faculty delays
I was responsible for retrieving files and updating information. I learned quite a bit about the research and grant proposal process. Management was always available for any questions or concerns we might have. My co-workers were an incredible and diverse group of people. We enjoyed many special occasions and staff lunches. We worked on many deadlines – more... but always completed our projects with help from staff. – less
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Fantastic and stable work environment
Student Affairs Officer 1 (Current Employee), Irvine, CAAugust 24, 2013
Pros: great environment and people
Cons: compensation low and constant budget cuts
Working for UC Irvine is an extremely rewarding and balanced work environment. People really do care!
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great students hard work
Student Coordinator, (Former Employee), Berkeley, CAAugust 22, 2013
Pros: free food
Cons: low pay
• Tutoring undergraduates in Calculus, Microeconomics and Linear Algebra
• Event planning for six underrepresented minorities programs
• Assist undergraduates in getting research opportunities
• Started Office Hours for academic advising to further assist students
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World-class university development environment
Associate Director, Annual Fund (Current Employee), Berkeley, CAAugust 20, 2013
Pros: we love what we do and the people for whom we do it.
Cons: really.
The College of Engineering at UC Berkeley is the premier public Engineering College in the world. As such, it is a privilege to work here at one of the most innovative and world-changing institutions of higher learning in the world today. To work at Berkeley Engineering is to see yourself in the front page of major newspapers worldwide just about every – more... day. Our office is responsible for soliciting Annual Fund gifts for the college, which amounts to about $2.5M a year out of about $50M a year that the College receives in gifts from alumni, friends, corporations and foundations. A typical day at work ranges from writing direct mail copy to solicit gifts to sending thank you notes (acknowledgements) for this gifts. It sounds simple, as it is primarily a customer service job. However, we work at a very high level of stewardship of very serious money and we are proud every day of the work we do as it supports students, faculty and research here at the College. – less
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Engaging and dynamic work place
Intern (Current Employee), San Francisco, CAAugust 19, 2013
I have interned at UCSF, so although I have not had paid positions, I have had incredibly rewarding experiences in the two labs I have interned with.
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Fulfilling and friendly work environment
Veterinary Aide (Former Employee), Davis, CaAugust 19, 2013
Cons: pay
Working for the University has numerous academic and professional benefits. As a veterinary professional, the vast pool of information and experts made the hospital one of the most beneficial places to spend my time in terms of furthering my career.
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Great work for hard working students
Notes Provider (Former Employee), Irvine, CAAugust 14, 2013
Pros: made me much more meticulous, and a better listener.
Cons: only available if a disabled student is in your class
The idea is to facilitate notes for those students with disabilities. The job required discipline and commitment to attending every class as well as recording hand written meticulous notes. Then, transcribe them and or deliver copies to the assigned student(s). being extra sensitive to cultural and disability differences is very important as is the – more... confidentiality. This job was very gratifying and made me a better more focused student. – less
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Pick your Adviser well
Graduate Student Researcher on Oxide (Current Employee), Santa Barbara, CAAugust 7, 2013
The biggest difference between success and failure in research are the members of your team. The safest bet is to invest in people with a proven track record for success.
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Fun Workplace
Spanish Tutor (Current Employee), Riverside, CAAugust 6, 2013
I enjoy working in this institution. Everyone is friendly and willing to help. My co-workers have at times been my own classmates from Upper Division courses.
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good part-time job with interesting people
Student worker: Assistant Cook and Coordinator (Former Employee), Santa Barbara, CAAugust 6, 2013
Pros: free food during break while working
Co-workers where great, it was one of the things that kept me there. The people are friendly and willing to be flexible.

I learned basic kitchen etiquette and safety, how to assign jobs and multi-task while managing others, and use work power efficiently.
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Great place to work
RN Neurology /Trauma ICU, Emergency Department (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CAAugust 5, 2013
Pros: opportunities for professional growth and development, great benefits, fair compensation
Cons: must be self-motivated and hardworking, high-acuity care setting
Started as a new graduate registered nurse, excellent residency program, great learning opportunities, exciting and fun place to work.

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