University of California Berkeley Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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  1. Resident Assistant (RA)

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Single room is provided as well as a meal plan of 3 meals a day + 500 meal points

    Cons

    The job can be stressful and overwhelming while trying to balance student life. Training can be long and excessive during the summer as well.

    Advice to Management

    Make training shorter for more quality work and provide meetings only when necessary. Compensation is great though.


  2. UC Berkeley

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits, but employees are being asked to shoulder more of the health care costs.

    Cons

    employees are being asked to shoulder more of the health care costs.


  3. Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very energetic research environment. Fine insurance. Good commuting options.

    Cons

    The contract can be renewal, but all postdoc contract is 1 year based. Salary lower than bayarea standard


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  5. Working on campus is great!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GIS/Remote Sensing Lab Assistant in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - GIS/Remote Sensing Lab Assistant in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - very flexible hours - quite a bit of independent work, but great for practicing good time management - campus is beautiful, what can I say

    Cons

    - I really cannot say there are any real downsides, given campus is not that large. Maybe the fact that my supervisors office was 7 minute bike ride away

    Advice to Management

    I do not have advice to management, but I do wish the primary remote sensing software I was using was offered in more than one building on campus.


  6. Stable place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Multimedia Designer in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Multimedia Designer in Berkeley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of California Berkeley (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - great benefits - great people to work with - decent pay - close to bart

    Cons

    - management for the BRCOE team is pretty unstable and unreliable

    Advice to Management

    keep your word and be respectful of others time.


  7. GSI

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Gsi in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Gsi in Berkeley, CA

    Pros

    Great students, fun subject matter.

    Cons

    Pay isn't great, lots of grading

    Advice to Management

    Negotiate with the grad union!


  8. Berkeley

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Best university ever. Very supportive staff and environment. Great team building experience.

    Cons

    Work hours can be long and arduous

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. GO BEARS!!


  9. Difficult time

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Berkeley, CA

    Pros

    It is a well-known university.

    Cons

    Administrative staff fudged paperwork so I wouldn't get the legal salary and benefits. As an academic, I didn't any recourse that wouldn't destroy my future ability to become employed.


  10. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Diversity, intelligence, inclusion, weather, location

    Cons

    Low pay and rare raises and promotions.


  11. Managment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and work life balance. Plenty of growth opportunities throughout the entire UC system.

    Cons

    The information technology arena is extremely decentralized. Tons of $$$ are wasted because of this.

    Advice to Management

    Senior leadership needs to put their foot down and push individual campus units to utilize the central IT resources.



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