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Cal is a great place to work- though every department is VERY different.

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Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Berkeley, CA
Former Employee - Business Analyst in Berkeley, CA

I worked at University of California Berkeley full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Most department positions offer great work life balance, benefits and the knowledge that you are contributing to something greater than yourself. Generally there are wonderful, like minded people as well.

Cons

This depends greatly on the department, more so than at other "companies." Many positions are dramatically underpaid compared to the private sector (or private schools), and some departments are very different in culture. The core benefits are roughly the same for all, but the work life balance depends dramatically on the unit and job title.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep on standardizing with OE initiatives. It may not be popular right now, but its necessary. Keep working to make the pay scales fair and send the message to ALL the units that we are whole people, who need balance to make the most effective contributions.

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    Current Employee - Clerk  in  Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Clerk in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Really solid consistant hours, great for reading during slow hours.

    Cons

    Not really any cons. Working as a cashier at Strawberry Canyon was great. The only con was the parking machine which constantly broke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell Parking and Transportation to fix the machines because patrons get nasty with the clerk which is not fair!

    Recommends
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    Great, stimulating place to work

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant III  in  Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant III in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Surrounded by great ideas and great thinkers

    Cons

    Some of the systems and processes are antiquated

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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