University of California Berkeley

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Great place to work with friends!

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at University of California Berkeley

Pros

You can change your work schedule anytime. Bosses understand that you are a student and have classes.

Cons

The work can be a little repetitive at times. Angry clients on the phone.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Dysfunctional / building maintenance technicians

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    Current Employee - Building Maintenance Worker in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Building Maintenance Worker in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Attractive benefit package...not much else .

    Cons

    Tenure in Building Maintenance RSSP, un-realistic work expectations, severely understaffed
    Supervisors don't care, little access to PPE's, high percentage of on the job injury history among employees, heavy lifting and physical work, exposure to asbestos and lead in the older buildings, poor morale, no room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more workers and less supervisors.

  2. Exciting and hard ride

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    UC Berkeley is a top notch place to do research. Coming here you will be able to collaborate with extremely talented and driven people, on top notch research projects. You will also receive the visibility associated with being in Berkeley, you will hear (and be received with) a lot of the usual: you are at Berkeley, so you must be smart/right.

    Cons

    Not everyone at Berkeley is equally talented, or driven. So you have to choose carefully who you will work with, and what project you will work on. Add to this that management on the side of the PIs is not ideal (they're too busy to keep track of what's really going on), you might find yourself getting less than you deserve, while others get more than they do (sometimes at your expense). So: at any level (grad student or PostDoc) choose carefully, don't get blinded by the UCB brand name

    Advice to Management

    There is still too much red tape in the university structure.

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