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Over 25-year career as Administrative Assistant I, II and III

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

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

Pros

Great benefits, including the usual (health, vacation, etc.) but also the environment: lovely surroundings, redwood trees, creek, etc.

Cons

I couldn't rise past a certain level without becoming a manager, which I didn't want to be.

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  1. Fantastic first job

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    Current Employee - Gallery Attendant in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Gallery Attendant in Berkeley, CA

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

    Pros

    -very flexible work schedule
    -friendly work environment
    -stress-free work load
    -relatively high pay
    -little/no former work experience necessary

    Cons

    -little/no upward job mobility
    -stagnant pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps a restructuring with more job mobility for senior attendants would incentivize the employees to perform better.

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  2. Dismal treatment of staff, no upward growth, low pay

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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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    Obviously having a State job allows one to have great benefits.

    Cons

    The supervisors/leadership is below standards. People in power positions do not heed the concerns of their staff. Many are underqualified to even be in a position of power. When you complain about management you are often subject to retaliation and ridicule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new management. Train your supervisors to deal with interpersonal relationships within your units. Train your supervisors to also hold staff meetings which are a good time for employees to voice their concerns.

    Reiterate the importance of treating fellow coworkers with civility regardless of what gender, sexual orientation, race etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
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