University of California Berkeley
3.9 of 5 590 reviews
www.berkeley.edu Berkeley, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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3 people found this helpful  

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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    LOVE IT!!!

    Athletics (Current Employee)
    Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley


    Pros: Connections, fast paced, you get to be involved in many projects, the… Cons: It could be more organized. It seems some people have much… Advice to Senior Management: There needs to be more organization and more communication between… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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