University of California Berkeley

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University of California Berkeley Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
670 Reviews
3.9
670 Reviews
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University of California Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks
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Review Highlights

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 33 reviews)


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

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I love this place to work

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Berkeley, CA

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

    Pros

    Autonomous, Flexible, Nice Colleagues, Fun, Balance of life

    Cons

    Hierarchical. Campus politics, Slow, No change in structures,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to learn and do research!

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at University of California Berkeley full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Learned lots of applicable skills, stimulating academic environment

    Cons

    Working 70-80 hours per week

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Goog benefit

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    Current Employee - Course Reader in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Course Reader in Berkeley, CA

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

    Pros

    Pay for tuition and Medical Insurance

    Cons

    Doean't really and any cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Part-time job as a grad student

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley part-time

    Pros

    Good campus of course;
    nice supervisors;
    work results are publishable

    Cons

    Intl students cannot work as much as local students;

  6.  

    Accounting Intern

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    Current Employee - Accounting Intern in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Accounting Intern in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility of hours was convenient particularly around exam season. Everyone was very nice and down to earth. Love the campus!!!!

    Cons

    Could have focused more on professional growth of interns to better prepare for other positions. Also, micromanagement style by some supervisors was very uncomfortable and inefficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Micromanaging can be inefficient

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great work hours, good benefits, OK pay.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of California Berkeley part-time

    Pros

    The people who work here are generally very nice and friendly.

    Cons

    Heavy bureaucracy at times to get things done. Promotions can be slow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Terrific

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    Former Employee - Intern in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Irvine, CA

    I worked at University of California Berkeley as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Location, peopl, as is was and

    Cons

    Expense, travel, as is was and

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage more with students

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    PhD candidate, Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Ph D Candidate in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Ph D Candidate in Berkeley, CA

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

    Pros

    It provide great opportunities to work with smart people. It also provide chances to study exciting research topics.

    Cons

    Sometimes, you will have a bad work-life balance. Salaries are usually low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It will be great if a transition support program for next career move can be provided.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Straightforward and Flexible Work Environment

    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Berkeley, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, straightforward job, helpful boss. It was nice to get some money on the side during school to pay for expenses.

    Cons

    Not enough things to do, sometimes boring. My job would have me walking all over campus and depended on how many rooms I could get to.

  11.  

    Review for research posotion

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    Former Employee - Assistant Researcher in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Researcher in Berkeley, CA

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

    Pros

    The team was small and people could organize themselves well. There was intellectual stimulation and people tried to help out.

    Cons

    There was not enough guidance from the professor. We had to sort things out ourselves before we did anything. Weekly meetings only.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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