University of California Berkeley - Great benefits, lower than average salary, no opportunity for advancement, nepotist management | Glassdoor
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"Great benefits, lower than average salary, no opportunity for advancement, nepotist management"

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Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Berkeley, CA
Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Berkeley, CA
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Access to libraries, proximity to decent eateries, very good benefits,

Cons

Managers / directors / assistant deans condone themselves with a high attitude of self-entitlement and treat their jobs as side kicks.

Advice to Management

Realize that this is an institution for public service, not self-service. Instead of hiring management based on nepotism, hire them based on competence; this prevents the calamity you have in place, a CFO with a high school diploma making $100k / year vs. a Legal Assistant with a PhD making $42k / year. Submit managers to diversity training (from frontline to senior management, including minorities themselves, the worse offenders). Recognize productivity and efficiency and you won't have such high turnover.

Other Employee Reviews for University of California Berkeley

  1. "Great work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Intelligent Colleagues, Great Benefits, Interesting Work

    Cons

    Horrible Bureaucracy, Weak Leadership, Inefficient

    Advice to Management

    Clearer direction, more presence


  2. "Great experience overall"

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    Former Employee - Reader in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Reader in Berkeley, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a prestigious school with lots of smart people. If you are stuck in a problem and need help, you will most likely get it.

    Cons

    Unless you want to pursue an academic career, UC Berkeley is not the best place to work. You expect either teaching or grading papers.

    Advice to Management

    The billing and payment office should take more care to respond to changes in a student's job. I had to write a check to the office to give back the money that I should not have received.

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