University of California Berkeley

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Pretty good so far i think

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Current Employee - Tutor in Berkeley, CA
Current Employee - Tutor in Berkeley, CA

I have been working at University of California Berkeley part-time (less than an year)

Pros

Smart students, great flexibility, higher than min wage

Cons

sometimes no one shows up :/

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    low morale due to various budget cuts

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    Former Employee - Research Administrator in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Research Administrator in Berkeley, CA

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

    Pros

    Pension remains a big factor for people to stay. Being able to work with researchers on meaningful research makes the job seem very fulfilling. There are lots of career opportunity inside the UC system if one wants to try other things.

    Cons

    Pension is good but that will be cut. All the budget cuts make employees feel unsettled. Promotion is pretty hard, especially being reclassed into a different job classification. Most people end up moving between departments to move up. Some of the university systems are really not that well designed but there is no resources to do improvement. The result is a vicious cycle where inefficiencies cannot be addressed, which in term, leads to more resources being wasted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The HR policies really need to be reviewed. The way the policies are designed now protects seniority too much. Employees are an organization's main asset. They need to stay competitive. I have seen too many people who intentionally introduced inefficiencies (such as extra lag time and unnecessary approvals or forms) just so that paperwork take super long to go through. That way, the expectation stays low. And that's how everyone will see the UC system - bureaucratic and slow. And those are also the ones that cannot be laid off because of seniority. I had seen management avoiding the layout of a person because that person could bump another excellent and hardworking employee. Policy like the seniority bumping can really drive the talented ones away.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful job. I need to find a similar one now that I'm in the 'real world'.

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    Former Employee - Lead Clerk in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Clerk in Berkeley, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Management, Co-workers usually nice as well, not a lot of micro-management.

    Cons

    The morning shift...and dealing with a capella groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice, they were wonderful

    Recommends
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