University of California Berkeley - Great Research, Mediocre Classes, Hands Off Management | Glassdoor
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"Great Research, Mediocre Classes, Hands Off Management"

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Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Berkeley, CA
Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Berkeley, CA
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I have been working at University of California Berkeley full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

You will find lots of creative freedom for research and many nice people and easy collaborations. This is a top notch school, and the facilities are world class. Beautiful campus as well.

Cons

Classroom instruction can be pretty poor and even your research adviser will usually be too busy to meet with students more than a few times per month. Expect to solve a lot of problems on your own and being a self starter is a must, there is no hand holding here.

Other Employee Reviews for University of California Berkeley

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    "Working at Berkeley is a stressful environment"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Berkeley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The amount of work you accomplish is amazing. You really push your limits.

    Cons

    You give up the rest of your life and dedicate too much of your time to work


  2. "Best place to do science!"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, Collaborations, Resources, Diversity, Friendly environment

    Cons

    It can take a lot of time to received chemicals you order to do your experiments so plan ahead!


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