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used to be a better place to work.

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Current Employee - Administrative Analyst in Berkeley, CA
Current Employee - Administrative Analyst in Berkeley, CA

I have been working at University of California Berkeley

Pros

the intellectual environment is great! i have the opportunity to work closely with professors and their research, and to sit in on classes i'm interested in. there is an energy and passion that isn't always apparent in the private sector. work/life balance is very good, with a lot of flexibility in schedule and work style.

Cons

low comparative pay, advancement opportunities are lacking. budget issues are bringing down staff morale, especially when the salaries and benefits for professors keeps increasing, yet staff salaries remain flat. this model is not sustainable. relative isolation in job duties, since so much is decentralized. things are done differently in many departments and units on campus.

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recognize that without a world-class staff the world-class faculty can not function.

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  1. easy-going place.

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    Current Employee - Public Relations in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Public Relations in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley

    Pros

    people are great. the work environment is relaxed. there is nothing really wrong with berkeley as an employer. Well, that depends on what department you work in. As with most universities, there is a huge bureaucracy and sometimes it can be easy to get lost in behind all the red tape. But besides that, people are some of the most easy going you'll ever meet. It is definitely an easy gig if you are in the office most of the day. The campus is most definitely an enjoyable work environment. Feel stressed? take a walk outside in the woods. great.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy. Sometimes it will take forever to get anything done. You have to wait for the higher ups to give the ok. And with that, sometimes they don't even know who you are which can definitely be a drag sometimes. The operations at berkeley are usually small, you work with a small group of people. So although the campus is quite large, you don't usually interact with many of the people in other departments--people usually do their own things. It can be lonely. I don't know how it would be in the corporate world, but you'd probably be around more people.

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    be more personable.

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  2. Great part-time student job with flexible hours.

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    Current Employee - Residential Computing Consultant in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Residential Computing Consultant in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley

    Pros

    For a student job, working as a Residential Computing Consultant is great. The hours are flexible, and for many of them you have the opportunity to work on homework or other studies while you simply wait on a technical support line or work in a residential computing center. A highly recommended job, make sure to spend time on the application and prepare for the interview, as in some semesters the application process can be very competitive.

    Cons

    You can get paid more for doing similar IT work on campus, though the hours are not nearly as flexible.

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    Since many of the management positions are held by students, they change often, but all of the student managers I have dealt with have been qualified.

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