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University of California Berkeley Benefits

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  • Jun 27, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Human Resources Assistant in Berkeley, California

    The benefits package is extremely comprehensive- about 40% of your salary is matched in benefits coverage, and you can choose from a variety of packages. There are excellent pension and retirement options as well.

  • Jul 18, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Investigator in Berkeley, California

    Pension. Healthcare options Disability insurance

  • Jul 17, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Records Evaluator in Berkeley, California

    The maternity leave is not the best

  • Jul 12, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Berkeley, California

    Great vacation, cons is you only become vested in the pension after 5 years, with no option to not contribute if you do not plan on working that long.

  • Jun 22, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Berkeley, California

    Great PTO. A company that still offers a pension although in current years you must contribute a portion of your salary toward it.

  • Jun 01, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Research Assistant in Berkeley, California

    Flexible work due to the ability to work remotely, which is good and bad. Able to take time off as needed as long as you are delivering.

  • May 15, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Graduate Student Researcher in Berkeley, California

    Tuition and Fee Remission is great, but the pay is not high enough.

  • May 28, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Communications Assistant in Berkeley, California

    I didn't get benefits as a student work-study.

  • Apr 13, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Berkeley, California

    Part time job with good hourly pay

  • Apr 19, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current HR Business Partner in Berkeley, California

    Benefits package is pretty great if you have a full family on your plan (very low premiums, good coverage), but the individual premiums are not even close to industry standards compared to the (rather low) coverage level. As of 2016, the pension plan got significantly worse (after also getting worse in 2013), so this will likely continue. They do now offer a very good 401(k) alternative (match up to 7%, vest after one year), but you have to choose that as a new hire. Vacation and sick leave accrue VERY slowly.

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