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GSR at Berkeley.

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at University of California Berkeley

Pros

There are many top tier scholars and industrial partners in our department.
The colleagues and fellow students here are young and smart.
I have great time here working and meeting with those people.

Cons

The working hours for a graduate student are far more than those of a average employee in industry.
As a student, I have to take classes, teach classes (being a GSI), and do research (being a GSR) to earn my PhD degree. It's stressful.

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    Lots of change

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at University of California Berkeley full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Supporting students is a satisfying line of work

    Cons

    Operational Excellence and other cost saving measures has caused the campus to lose many seasoned and talented employees before they otherwise would have left. The loss of institutional knowledge is hard to replace. Lots of new systems to learn. Salary increases are small if they do happen.

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    Diverse. Driven. Happy

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

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

    Pros

    Berkeley always has industry leader come and collaborate on projects. People are interested in my research. We get fundings for projects quite easily. The labs are new.

    Cons

    There could be room for smaller achievements goals rather than just driven by publications. Also wished we conducted more tangible experiments.

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    Positive Outlook
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