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University of California Berkeley Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.9 594 reviews

93% Approve of the CEO

University of California Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks

Nicholas B. Dirks

(55 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The benefits are outstanding, and having work-life balance is actually possible(in 23 reviews)

  • This job had very flexible hours and the interview process was very simple(in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • the pay is low but it is made up by tuition remission(in 20 reviews)

  • Budget cuts mean everyone is doing the job of 3(in 23 reviews)

594 Employee Reviews
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    Great place for research

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosexciting and collaborative environment for someone who wants to excel in both theory and practice

    Consnot that i can think of at the moment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I was a work study student. it was a great experience my supervisor was like my bff

    Gallery Attendant (Current Employee) Berkeley, CA

    Prosflexible work schedule.
    Can cram in a bunch of hours in one week.
    can work on weekends.

    Conssometimes there are late shifts.

     

    It is very fantastic and helpful.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt is a creative place.

    ConsWork load is a little heavy.

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    Great Place to Work!

    Lecturer (Former Employee) UC Berkeley, CA

    ProsVery friendly staff, great benefits

    ConsParking is terrible, neighborhood can be sketchy after hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBuild a new parking structure for employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Staff IT Support

    Desktop Consultant (Current Employee) Berkeley, CA

    ProsProgressive minded management that allows for students to higher/run IT support teams. Very flexible and works with your school schedule. Great way to build technical, leadership, interviewing and highering experience.

    ConsCan include a lot of work/responsibility during your school semester as compared to other less technical school jobs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Cal Calling Center was a fantastic job for a student that offers good pay and a relaxed environment.

    Student Fundraiser (Former Employee) Berkeley, CA

    ProsLots of feedback on work performance, positive and relaxed work environment, very flexible scheduling, good rate of pay for a student job, enhances your abilities in negotiating.

    ConsIt's a call center, so when you are not talking to anyone it can get boring. However, since studying is permitted when you aren't actually on the phone, this is a minimal problem. Occasionally there would be technical issues, but these were usually addressed promptly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe environment can get pretty loud, which could sometimes affect my ability to clench a pledge.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Graduate researcher

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prospeople here are really friendly, and the faculty members are usually really laid-back. Genereally speaking,
    it is a great place to stay for a long time ha

    ConsI can't really think of any cons about UC at this moment. the only one I can think of is that being laid back means you have to be responsible for yourself. You have to find a way to keep yourself motivated.

     

    Great University, Great Location, Great Weather

    Postdoctoral Scholar (Former Employee) Berkeley, CA

    ProsGreat University, Great Location, Great Weather
    There is no limit for you to learn, to explore, to research here.

    ConsThe postdoc pay may be not so great, compared to the local living expensive. But that is kind of normal in most other famous universities as well.

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    Great Organization

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCo workers, work and life balance

    ConsBudget Cuts - limited resources

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dedicated people run this university

    Graduate Student Researcher (Former Employee) Berkeley, CA

    ProsThe staff and faculty are dynamic and caring. As a graduate student researcher and instructor I felt supported by the professors I worked for as well as by the staff in my department. The people at Berkeley are passionate about what they do and embody the values of diversity and inclusion that Berkeley strives to attain.

    ConsBerkeley is a large bureaucracy and sometimes you encounter people with a very bureaucratic way of doing things. Graduate student workers are also notoriously underpaid, although I believe conditions would be much worse without the active involvement of the union.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo more to value and provided solid training to graduate student workers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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