I work in the UC System and have only worked within this system since becoming an RN. The benefits are by far the best that I have seen. I do know that Kaiser talks up their benefits from friends that recently attended a job fair, but they still do not have anything on the UC system. I know Kaiser almost forces you to have their health insurance which I know some people are not a fan of. Kaiser also does not have some of the extras that the UC does. Within the UC system we have various benefits from supplemental life, legal (legal services cheap if you sign up for a small monthly deduction), supplemental disability (pays approx 70 % of your income for short-term disability). Then there are the many health plans to pick from all of which you come out of pocket for each month but there are many options from under 100 a month to a couple hundred a month (depending on your income bracket, who you are covering, etc...). Vision and Dental are employer-paid. You can get a pension and your healthcare benefits covered for life depending on how long you work there. However, the UC Regents just voted for our pension contribution to increase over the next couple of years. There are also savings plans they offer such as a 403b and 457a. Some issues to consider when choosing between the UCs, pay is vastly different from campus to campus as well as cost of living in the surrounding communities. Some UCs practice primary nursing. You will probably have to pay for parking which again varies from campus to campus. I hope I have given you a quick run down and if you have any questions feel free to PM me. I also believe the benefits handbook is published online somewhere so you may be able to see everything I am talking about if you do some searching. As far a Sutter I do not know much about them but I have heard they pay well comparable to Kaiser (UCs are usually lower, but have really good benefits). I have also heard working conditions are nice at most Sutters.