University of California Berkeley

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Very good.

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Current Employee - Intern  in  Berkeley, CA
Current Employee - Intern in Berkeley, CA

Pros

Fantastic academic environment, Great weather, awesome location. Everything seems to be great about this place.

Cons

There is a little shortage of funds in this university when you compare it with Harvard, MIT or Stanford.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get some more funding

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good name for your resume, but that is pretty much all you will get from this place.

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow  in  Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Berkeley, CA

    Pros

    Plenty of freedom to work your own hours and execute your own ideas. Other grad students and post-docs are really nice. The bay area is a great place to live.

    Cons

    PI is hands-off to the point of negligence. There is no pressure to generate results, which might sound great initially, but instead yields an environment where the only people that care about progress are the grad students and post-docs. Projects are poorly thought through and there is no overlap between projects, so lab members have to invent their own route to success using whatever means they can find from outside the lab. No lab manager. Money is spent on frivolous and duplicate supplies and then is unavailable for desperately needed purchases. PI is absolutely unwilling to help with the job search.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great academics, horribly managed organization.

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar  in  Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Berkeley, CA

    Pros

    This is a world class university in a fantastic location. In most departments, the scholars are leaders in their fields, and the campus draws amazing people to it.

    Cons

    I cannot imagine a more poorly run organization. Getting anything accomplished can be an excruciating nightmare. Most people try to get things done by back-door channels because that's the only way.

    Recommends
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