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"UC Berkeley was one of the worst places I've ever worked!"

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Former Employee - Manager in Berkeley, CA
Former Employee - Manager in Berkeley, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great work life balance and benefits. Work life balance was achievable because staff had very few expectations placed on them.

Cons

Leadership was autocratic. There was a false sense of collaboration, but decisions were made before anyone discussed them.

Advice to Management

Get some leadership training and and be real.

Other Employee Reviews for University of California Berkeley

  1. "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.


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    "It was a great learning experience"

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    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

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