Berkeley

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Berkeley Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
9 Reviews
3.8
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    terrifically great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Library Page in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Library Page in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at Berkeley part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great working conditions all the time

    Cons

    short hours , limited employment term

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Camp Counselor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Berkeley

    Pros

    The people who work at the camps are incredible.

    Cons

    Working with the City of Berkeley.

  3.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Berkeley

    Pros

    Good city, food, professors, and staff

    Cons

    A lot of grudgy towns

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  5.  

    Best Place for Local Government Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at Berkeley as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very educational, highly involved and motivated atmosphere.

    Cons

    Sometimes feel like work is slow or you are enclosed in a bubble. Not a lot of opportunity to network.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Going in the WRONG direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at Berkeley full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This used to be the best place to work with innovative and creative engineering solutions to some of the city's problems/issues.

    Cons

    Recent hires, in particular in the supervisory level have been very questionable. Not sure how it came to be, but it's gotten awful. If someone has bounced around to different places of employment on a regular basis, it's usually for a reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advance to management? Obtain new management. Being rude and pretentious is not the way to manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Learned a lot about how local government works.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Berkeley

    Pros

    You can make worthwhile connections with the people you meet all around the city in any industry.

    Cons

    Sometimes you get poor clients that just want to complain that the city is not doing enough.

  8.  

    Best internship ever at the Public Health department

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Berkeley

    Pros

    Working for the City of Berkeley was an awesome experience and I truly learned a lot from my supervisors.

    Cons

    There are no downsides about working for the city. I just wish the computers were upgraded.

  9.  

    Energized Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at Berkeley

    Pros

    Most employees feel rather passionately towards their work. The employees are recognized and respected and are able to work on meaningful tasks.

    Cons

    Can be too liberal to the point of irrationality. In addition, while many employees work very hard, others work very little. Mixed bag in terms of work ethics and performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to motivate all employees and properly compensate them for their efforts.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Berkeley

    Pros

    Sometimes it is fun to work here.

    Cons

    Working in general is not that fun

    Recommends

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