University of California Berkeley

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University of California Berkeley Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
638 Reviews
3.9
638 Reviews
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University of California Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The benefits are outstanding, and having work-life balance is actually possible (in 23 reviews)

  • This job had very flexible hours and the interview process was very simple (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • the pay is low but it is made up by tuition remission (in 20 reviews)

  • Budget cuts mean everyone is doing the job of 3 (in 23 reviews)

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  1.  

    Best public university

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GSR  in  Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - GSR in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good repuatation and good environment

    Cons

    too many students and a lot of workload

  2.  

    Amazing experience teaching Undergrad students

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Instructor  in  Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Instructor in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity for interaction, improvement of communication skills

    Cons

    A little chaotic, understaffed in some departments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley

    Pros

    Cool place to work I think.

    Cons

    There is way too much bureaucracy.

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  5.  

    Great place, somewhat laid back

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at University of California Berkeley full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great environment, talented people, fantastic campus.

    Cons

    Moving up is hard, very laid back attitude

  6.  

    Summer School Teacher for Academic Talent Development Program

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of California Berkeley

    Pros

    Create classroom experience. World class UCB brings excellent students into the mix. Great resources, great minds.

    Cons

    Parking is terrible.

  7.  

    Fundraiser

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    Current Employee - Student Fundraiser  in  Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Student Fundraiser in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun work environment, excellent teamwork among callers, many awards given, and recognition for great calling. Excellent updates on caller stats, lots of positive reinforcement, very flexible scheduling

    Cons

    Limited to part-time hours, sometimes noisy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Research Associate  in  UC Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Research Associate in UC Berkeley, CA

    I worked at University of California Berkeley full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, like living in berkeley

    Cons

    rent is a little high in the area though

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to get started

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant  in  Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    A good, safe environment to explore what kinds of work or fields of study interest you, under the guidance of some of the world's leading researchers.

    Cons

    Hours and progress completely dependent on individual drive, so be prepared to prioritize school work and deadlines. Funding may be an issue for some labs; may have to work for free, although an alternative is to get units from it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I had a fun time gaining worthwhile experience beyond the scope of my education.

    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant  in  Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at University of California Berkeley as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    - A good way to get experience and some level of training in a field that is related to your interest/major.
    - Hands on experiments in a lacking environment (UCBerkeley is known to be very theoretical in its approach to learning)

    Cons

    - Rather awkward hours and depends on level of commitment (which can be good or bad)
    - Organization and funding can severely limit progress

  11.  

    I am a PhD student

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very high diversity, and talented people.

    Cons

    Everything is great. No thing to complain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up to good work

    Recommends

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