University of California Berkeley

www.berkeley.edu
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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at University of California Berkeley

Pros

Well-paid, great work environment, nice staffs

Cons

Tons of work, high living cost, parking lot expensive

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  1. Bureaucratic Nonsense, But Some Amazing People

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some employees are extremely passionate about making a difference at this institution. Their work touches many lives including students, professors, researchers, and parents. It may not be the most efficient way to better education, but working here provides a means that is often hard to even find.

    Cons

    Overwhelming inefficiency. There is a lack of people who are driven and take the initiative to better the system. However, there is always the looming question of whether their work to better the system is for naught, and if a system wide overhaul is what's needed. In the end, UC Berkeley is a place where many to fall into complacency and only a few ever make a difference.

    Advice to Management

    Follow the model of for-profit companies that foster innovation. Do not be satisfied with employees who do the bare minimum, but instead, find in their place people who bring and follow through with new ideas that can actually create change.

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

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    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)

    Recommends
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    Recommends
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    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 Management

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

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