University of California Berkeley - Academically and intellectually fulfilling, but disappointing if considering a career in academics | Glassdoor
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"Academically and intellectually fulfilling, but disappointing if considering a career in academics"

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Current Employee - Graduate Student Instructor in Berkeley, CA
Current Employee - Graduate Student Instructor in Berkeley, CA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

- Opportunity to engage with peers and faculty with similar academic interests.
- Reduced cost of graduate education.
- If considering a career in academics, gives a good understanding of all factors involved.

Cons

- Onerous bureaucracy
- Unless course faculty is experienced, being a student instructor is difficult to manage within the allotted time
- Tendency to "get lost in the system"

Advice to Management

- Make administrative staff more proactive while engaging with faculty and student instructors. Right now getting them to do things feels like pulling teeth.
- Give GSIs better remuneration and benefits since most of them end up working more than the allotted time anyway.

Other Employee Reviews for University of California Berkeley

  1. Helpful (1)

    "It was a great learning experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule
    Great co-workers
    good location
    understanding senior management

    Cons

    No real room for growth


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good work, but no employment-related growth"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Research work is great in terms of intellectual engagement
    * Faculty and fellow students are good advisors, and provide useful academic feedback

    Cons

    * Pay won't change -- I've been an RA for 3 years, the rate is fixed
    * Pay is low (1/10th) compared to industry


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