University of California Berkeley

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Great place to work if you're OK with complacent co-workers.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Information Technology in UC Berkeley, CA
Former Employee - Information Technology in UC Berkeley, CA

I worked at University of California Berkeley full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great School. Beautiful campus. Good benefits. Nice people. Overall a pretty good place to come to work every day.

Cons

A lot of red tape. Hard to be motivated/ambitious and succeed. Huge disparity in pay between some departments/disciplines.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Figure out a way to follow good advice from middle management. Respect opinions up and down the pecking order and don't stifle creativity.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Good quality employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Visiting Scholar in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Visiting Scholar in Berkeley, CA

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

    Pros

    Energetic environment for research, a vibrating community and possibilities for many collaborations. Everything is close at campus. In the middle of the city so that drinks and food are around the corner.

    Cons

    It is a bureaucratic system so may work slow at some points.
    They have only recently changed the system to pay the rent to an online payment system.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Arrange more social events for us.

    Approves of CEO
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