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Great benefits, lower than average salary, no opportunity for advancement, nepotist management

Legal Assistant (Current Employee) Berkeley, CA

ProsAccess to libraries, proximity to decent eateries, very good benefits,

ConsManagers / directors / assistant deans condone themselves with a high attitude of self-entitlement and treat their jobs as side kicks.

Advice to Senior ManagementRealize that this is an institution for public service, not self-service. Instead of hiring management based on nepotism, hire them based on competence; this prevents the calamity you have in place, a CFO with a high school diploma making $100k / year vs. a Legal Assistant with a PhD making $42k / year. Submit managers to diversity training (from frontline to senior management, including minorities themselves, the worse offenders). Recognize productivity and efficiency and you won't have such high turnover.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Heartwarming students, but undeniably a bureaucracy

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley


    Pros: The students are delightful and the faculty are world-class. Alumni love this place for… Cons: Difficult to earn a promotion, individuals with a strong interest in career progression must be very determined or find a great mentor and seek the… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    A great learning experience and amazing work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley


    Pros: Great talented people. Very good environment. Cons: Lots of old systems that need to be upgraded. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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