University of California Berkeley

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Very laid back and welcoming of new workers

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Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Berkeley, CA
Current Employee - Research Assistant in Berkeley, CA

Pros

Friendly people who want to work well together. Great environment, many great places to eat, and learn a lot.

Cons

Long and uncertain hours, hard to get individual attention and lack of communication.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Manage money differently and interact with the employees.

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

    Great benefits and nice people, but disorganized

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant II  in  Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Berkeley, CA

    Pros

    The benefits, vacation/sick leave and work/life balance are fantastic and there are a lot of employee perks. Also, the coworkers were great and the students are smart and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Processes are disorganized and there is a lack of communication between departments who need to work together. It's very hard to advance in your career (and pay is low) unless you transfer into a different campus department than the one you work in. Another problem is that when people leave, if a department can't afford to hire someone new, the lower level people have to divide the work of the person that left and accomplish those tasks in addition to their current ones. Supervisors also end up having to supervise people whose tasks they aren't familiar with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assign supervisors to supervise employees whose tasks they understand.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Good work-study experience.

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant  in  Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Richmond, CA

    Pros

    - flexible work hours (can work around your class schedule)

    Cons

    - RFS is quite a distance from campus (need to take the shuttle to get there)
    - shuttle only comes about once every hour

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