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University of California Berkeley Reviews in California

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
499 Reviews
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Pros
  • The benefits are outstanding, and having work-life balance is actually possible (in 25 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, I can basically try to work on the job at whenever a I want (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • the pay is low but it is made up by tuition remission (in 21 reviews)

  • budget cuts make very basic needs (eg office supplies, custodial services) go unmet (in 23 reviews)

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  1.  

    If you're in the right department you'll work with the most empathetic, wonderful, friendliest people on the planet.

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    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule with a people first attitude. Very good benefits (talk to HR to find the best plan).

    Cons

    Working in research can sometimes mean long, grueling hours to meet deadlines. Not much room to move up, internally, in certain fields.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bear buy (purchasing system) needs work. Placing an order for specialty equipment and not having it processed until 6 months later? That is whack.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I am a undergraduate.

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    Current Employee - Student in UC Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Student in UC Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley

    Pros

    Interesting projects in Computer Science classes.

    Cons

    The workload of some classes are too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe shrink the class size.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Enjoyed my time here, wish I could stay longer but it's time to move on

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

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley

    Pros

    Excellent peers, Stimulating environment, Good atmosphere

    Cons

    Postdoc salary...
    Nothing much I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Marketing Intern

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    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley

    Pros

    Very passionate and easy-going founders of the company.

    Cons

    Since it operates in apparel industry, the growth rate might be not as fast as in the other companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Top notch Master of Forestry program.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Instructor in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Instructor in Berkeley, CA

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge applied and theoretical research, passionate and accessible faculty, dynamic peers.

    Cons

    Graduate student stipend is minimal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Keep it up! 2) More quantitative sustainability courses and internships.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Student employee at Music Library

    Current Employee - Student Library Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Student Library Employee in Berkeley, CA

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

    Pros

    The supervisor (Angela Arnold) at the music library is very nice and easy to talk to. The hours at the Music library is also a plus because it's not open late like the main library on campus.

    Cons

    There aren't really any cons because you're allowed to do homework at the desk as long as you make sure all library tasks are completed.

  8.  

    CS 61B GSI

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Instructor in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Instructor in Berkeley, CA

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

    Pros

    Great practice with the concepts necessary for industry, good chance to improve education

    Cons

    Work much longer than being paid for, only partial fee remission

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people and gret culture!

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    Former Employee - Videographer in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Videographer in Berkeley, CA

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

    Pros

    If you love football, you'll love this job!

    Cons

    I wish I had more hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Peer Adviser in College of Letters & Sciences

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    Former Employee - Peer Advisor in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Peer Advisor in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at University of California Berkeley

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, supportive environment, understand that you are a student and allow you to prioritize school, good pay, allows work study as well. You really learn how to think on your feet and they give great leadership opportunities, such as leading Major Planning workshops.

    Cons

    None from my experience! I loved working here and found that the values of the university were well implemented in the program. Allowed me to grow and work under pressure as well as familiar myself with the school's policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Friendly people, friendly work environment

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    Current Employee - EECS Self Paced Center Tutor in UC Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - EECS Self Paced Center Tutor in UC Berkeley, CA

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

    Pros

    1) Meet lots of new people
    2) Chance to help others

    Cons

    1) Most students are not motivated to do their work earlier.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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