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

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Academically and intellectually fulfilling, but disappointing if considering a career in academics

Graduate Student Instructor (Current Employee)
Berkeley, CA

Pros- Opportunity to engage with peers and faculty with similar academic interests.
- Reduced cost of graduate education.
- If considering a career in academics, gives a good understanding of all factors involved.

Cons- Onerous bureaucracy
- Unless course faculty is experienced, being a student instructor is difficult to manage within the allotted time
- Tendency to "get lost in the system"

Advice to Senior Management- Make administrative staff more proactive while engaging with faculty and student instructors. Right now getting them to do things feels like pulling teeth.
- Give GSIs better remuneration and benefits since most of them end up working more than the allotted time anyway.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    UC Berkeley was one of the worst places I've ever worked!

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Berkeley, CA

    I worked at University of California Berkeley


    Pros: Great work life balance and benefits. Work life balance… Cons: Leadership was autocratic. There was a false sense of… Advice to Senior Management: Get some leadership training and and be real. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Good professional experience.

    Researcher (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley


    Pros: Plenty of resources for workers Working with industry-leading scholars Cons: Unless you are the principal researcher, it's not somewhere to… Advice to Senior Management: The school needs to learn how to effectively deal with their budget in the face of California state budget cuts. I have had… More
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