University of California Berkeley

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3 people found this helpful  

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

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Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Berkeley, CA
Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Berkeley, CA

I have been working at University of California Berkeley

Pros

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

Cons

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

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Realize 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.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Heartwarming students, but undeniably a bureaucracy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in 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 a reason, or 100 reasons. Teaching, discoveries, summits, research, enhancement are all normal events.

    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 next job on his/her own. Can be discouraging to see some coworkers focused on the retirement end-game rather than the opportunity to support our students. This seems trivial until you have to deal with it: commuting to campus is not easy, particularly if you drive and park here.

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    Great experience overall

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    Former Employee - Reader in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Reader in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at University of California Berkeley

    Pros

    It's a prestigious school with lots of smart people. If you are stuck in a problem and need help, you will most likely get it.

    Cons

    Unless you want to pursue an academic career, UC Berkeley is not the best place to work. You expect either teaching or grading papers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The billing and payment office should take more care to respond to changes in a student's job. I had to write a check to the office to give back the money that I should not have received.

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