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Good learning experience (student researcher)
Research Assistant (Former Employee), Berkeley, CAApril 29, 2014
Lab research included flexible hours and lots of hands on learning.
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Intern at Professor Arisaka's Dark Matter Lab
Intern at Professor Arisaka's Dark Matter Lab (Former Employee), University of California, Los Angeles, UCLAApril 23, 2014
Pros: great learning experience
Cons: unpaid internship
Intern at Professor Arisaka's Dark Matter Lab,

A very good experience in the world of research. learned a lot about computer programming in Linux from the grad students in the lab.

Most of the hands on work was done by grad students with help from undergrads. a lot of programing and data analysis. Day usually started with the grad students trying – more... to teach the undergrads something new, either in programming or physics. laid back, hands on work environment was very conductive to learning. – less
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A productive and enriching workplace experience
Postdoctoral research associate (Current Employee), Berkeley, CAApril 21, 2014
UC Berkeley is a very productive place to work. The employee skill improvement programs are good. Staff are knowledgeable and supportive. Overall an enriching experience as I continue to work here.
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Very Professional Atmosphere.
Deputy Director of Emergency Management Division (Former Employee), Mercury, NV and Livermore, CAApril 18, 2014
Pros: we all used our intellect
Cons: no cons
One of the most interesting jobs I've ever had. To be in
a group of scientists who's responsibility was the testing
of nuclear weapons was humbling to say the the least.
My colleagues were the best and brightest, and were
good friends.
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Productive working environment
PAATH Co-Organizer (Former Employee), Santa Cruz, CAApril 16, 2014
I enjoyed the flexibility of administrators to work with students who wanted to make a positive change in their educational system, and the administrators and staff provided a basis for these changes to take place. With the help of students who implemented forward movement in regards to UCSC housing equality as well as drawing for issues that effect – more... all of the student body. – less
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Great Benefits
Research Project Coordinator (Current Employee), San Diego, CAApril 15, 2014
Pros: benefits
Cons: culture
This organization has great benefits but the culture leaves a lot to be desired.
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Good Company
Marketing/External Relations Manager (Current Employee), San Diego, CAApril 14, 2014
Pros: a sense of community
Cons: not many places to move upward
Working for the University of California system offers great benefits and, depending on the department, opportunities for professional advancement through education and networking in various group activities organized and coordinated by the UC community.
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Great school with motivated faculty
Administrative Assistant III (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CAApril 10, 2014
Research is a fundamental part of the mission and they truly have the best and the brightest.
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Great place to work!
Visiting Researcher (Current Employee), Davis, CAApril 9, 2014
Great place to work! Great place to work! Great place to work!
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Research involving gender and groups
Research assistant (Former Employee), Davis, CAApril 3, 2014
Pros: laid back, friendly, low key
Cons: very simple, not mentally challenging
Typical day was simply escorting participants to the lab, administering the experiment and picking up more participants. We generally worked alone or with the study director. It was very laid back and everyone was friendly. At the end of the week we all had a meeting and discussed the results and any thoughts we had.
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Great academic opportunities to advance research skills.
Molecular Biology Graduate (Former Employee), Merced, CAApril 2, 2014
Working with professors here has taught me to apply classroom concepts into real-world experiences suited for the research/pharmaceutical/biotechnology industries. The research is modern and trendsetting and the environment is very enjoyable.
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A challenging, yet, fun place to conduct research
Research Assistant (Current Employee), Irvine, CAMarch 27, 2014
This school is in the heart of beautiful southern California and offers a wide array of resources and features some of the top researchers in the world.

The education here is of the highest quality, and it's employees of a high caliber.

As a result, I refined my skills at a researcher, learning a number of techniques, tools for analysis, and critical – more... thinking skills that will no doubt make me competitive in the marketplace. – less
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Good work life balance
Medical Center, Volunteer Services Coordinator (Former Employee), San Diego, CAMarch 24, 2014
Pros: felxibility
Friendly place, good management. A typical day at work involved meeting people, checking emails, discussions with director, meeting with other departments.

Learnt to manage volunteer schedules, interviewing volunteers
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University of California, Riverside
Student Assignments Representative (Former Employee), Riverside, CaMarch 23, 2014
Being a student at UC Riverside for the past 4 years has been the most amazing experience. I did not know it was possible to have acquired so much knowledge and in such a small time frame. One of the most important things I have learned as a student is time management. Between taking 16-18 units every quarter since my first year, commuting, working, – more... and doing my daily tasks at home during the weekdays and on the weekends, I have learned how to better manage my time in order to accomplish all tasks that need to be taken care of. I would not have traded my experience for anything else. – less
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Good working environment and exprimence
Japanese Teaching Assistant (Former Employee), San Diego, CAMarch 20, 2014
Pros: salary, experiences
Cons: no classes(job) in break time
I teach Japanese for University of California San Diego under graduate students. I usually teach Japanese in morning from 9am to 12pm. In addition, I attend meeting, prepare materials and grade students score.
There is very good teaching environment. I learned how to speak(teach) in front of many people and how to get attention from them.
The hardest – more... part of the job is to get attention from students especially from the students who don't have high motivation. However it also the most enjoyable part of the job. It is very enjoyable to think how to get an attention from students, and when it success, the class atmosphere become very good. I like teaching and communicate with students. – less
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Good Experience in Academia
Graduate Student Researcher (Former Employee), Riverside, CAMarch 18, 2014
My time at UC Riverside taught me many valuable lessons about the nature of university life and what is expected of you in academia. The research was challenging, the teaching responsibilities were rewarding, and the professors who guided me were both understanding and encouraging. Many of the techniques that I now have under my belt outside of protein – more... chemistry are thanks to my time at UC Riverside as a graduate student researcher. – less
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Wednesday at Bruin Plate
Food Service Worker (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CAMarch 17, 2014
• Strong customer service skills
• Ability to work well in a team environment to service customers
• Problem solving skills
• Ability to follow procedures
• Strong listening and verbal communication skills
• Detail-oriented and organized
• Ability to multi-task
• Maintain work environment fully recovered (maintenance)
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The University of California is a comfortable place to work.
Legal Support Specialist (Former Employee), Oakland, CAMarch 15, 2014
I loved the environment and the people. I felt a real sense of camaraderie with my bosses and coworkers. The environment was more relaxed and casual than most of the private law firms I've worked for. I was proud to work for the University because I believe in it's mission. I would work there again if I could find a role in a position where I could – more... apply my skills and talents to greater, more interesting, projects and challenges. – less
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Great
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Former Employee), Santa Cruz, CAMarch 11, 2014
Enjoyed it, just a teaching position but it comes with being a grad student--dependent on your department
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Disability Resource Center Note Taker
Disability Resource Center Note Taker (Former Employee), Santa Cruz, CAMarch 5, 2014
Tutored students that needed assistance in their courses or were unable to take notes due to a disability.
Took, organized, and distributed notes to Disability Resource Center students.
Provided feedback and answered questions on various topics based on course load.

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