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Why Work at UCI

Everyone has a different reason to get out of bed and head to work each day. You want to love your job. After all, you are going to spend a good portion of your life at work, right?

At UCI, we give employees plenty of reasons to choose UCI and stay with UCI. Here are just a few reasons why you should join our team.

Stellar reputation.

UCI is Orange County’s second largest employer (behind – you guessed it – Disney), and we are ranked number seven among all U.S. public institutions by U.S. News & World Report. We’re ranked number one by U.S. News & World Report as doing the most for the American dream, and Forbes® ranks us at number seven on their list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity. Our medical center has ranked among the nation’s best hospitals for 18 consecutive years, with over 100 UCI Health physicians being named to the list of the best doctors in America. We are also home to OC’s only level one trauma center, and our Chao Cancer Center is the county’s only National Cancer Institute-rated cancer treatment center. And the list doesn’t stop there. Read all our facts and figures.

A rich employee culture.

Our employees are part of something bigger. At UCI, we are working each and every day to improve the global human experience. Regardless of your role – whether you are healing our patients at their bedside or ensuring that our buildings are safe and clean for our students – you are a critical part of our success. Acknowledging and respecting each person’s unique background, talent, and skill set are cornerstones of UCI’s employee culture, with inclusion and diversity being the foundation upon which our culture is built.

Excellent benefits.

UCI strives to take care of our employees through a highly competitive total rewards package. From numerous health insurance options, including vision, dental, mental health and long and short-term disability options, to the UC pension plan options, UCI ensures our employees have peace-of-mind when it comes to protecting themselves and their families. We even offer optional pet insurance for the furry (and even cold-blooded) members of your family. Read about UCI’s employee benefits.

Work-life balance.

UCI is an industry leader in employee wellness programs and work-life balance philosophy. From free, noon-time exercise programs, to healthy eating and cooking seminars, on-site Weight Watchers programs, a holiday maintain don’t gain challenge, annual UC-wide walking events, an annual wellness fair, staff sports leagues (everything from volleyball to cornhole), free mental health counseling, parenting courses, financial wellness and retirement planning seminars, and much, much more, UCI strives to bring innovative, free and easy-to-attend work-life and wellness opportunities to our staff. Your biggest problem will be figuring out which programs you want to experience first!

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