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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 (More than 5 years)

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great colleagues, but bad pay for researchers. Perpetual resource constraints.

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    Former Employee - Doctoral Researcher in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Doctoral Researcher in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at University of California Berkeley part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area is awesome. The people who make UC Berkeley what it is (profs., students, researchers) are wonderful.

    Cons

    Public university problems are system-wide. Too much bureaucracy, too much paperwork, too little incentive in the administration to do something innovative. This reflects (unfortunately) on everyone who makes this place so great.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the management of things. Reduce endless paperwork. Keep key staff who perform well. Stop paying upper management so much. I thought good management was a pyramid (rather than a cone trying to balance on its apex!)


  2. 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 (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Surrounded by great ideas and great thinkers

    Cons

    Some of the systems and processes are antiquated


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