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Postdoctoral Researcher

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

I worked at University of California Berkeley full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Great name brand and decent benefits. They have a postdoctoral union now, that helps keep things fair for postdocs. They have a lot of resources for postdocs in terms of job hunting and groups.

Cons

The pay is lower for postdocs than at most other bay area universities. Also you will be a postdoctoral researcher, which is it's own con.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

All of the HR or ordering systems at Berkeley are a mess, and the operational initiatives are not working.

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  1. Great benefits, nice lifestyle job

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    Former Employee - Staff Research Associate in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Research Associate in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at University of California Berkeley part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very good benefits and health insurance. Very little overtime (except during peak hours) and relaxed atmosphere because it's a lifestyle job. Not a great place to spend a career, but okay.

    Cons

    Depending on the department, workload can be crazy sometimes and completely nonexistent at other times. In addition, the bureaucracy

    Recommends
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  2. Very laid back and welcoming of new workers

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

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley as an intern (more than a year)

    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.

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