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"easy-going place."

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Current Employee - Public Relations in Berkeley, CA
Current Employee - Public Relations in Berkeley, CA
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people are great. the work environment is relaxed. there is nothing really wrong with berkeley as an employer. Well, that depends on what department you work in. As with most universities, there is a huge bureaucracy and sometimes it can be easy to get lost in behind all the red tape. But besides that, people are some of the most easy going you'll ever meet. It is definitely an easy gig if you are in the office most of the day. The campus is most definitely an enjoyable work environment. Feel stressed? take a walk outside in the woods. great.

Cons

The bureaucracy. Sometimes it will take forever to get anything done. You have to wait for the higher ups to give the ok. And with that, sometimes they don't even know who you are which can definitely be a drag sometimes. The operations at berkeley are usually small, you work with a small group of people. So although the campus is quite large, you don't usually interact with many of the people in other departments--people usually do their own things. It can be lonely. I don't know how it would be in the corporate world, but you'd probably be around more people.

Advice to Management

be more personable.

Other Employee Reviews for University of California Berkeley

  1. "Great part-time student job with flexible hours."

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    Current Employee - Residential Computing Consultant in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Residential Computing Consultant in Berkeley, CA
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    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    For a student job, working as a Residential Computing Consultant is great. The hours are flexible, and for many of them you have the opportunity to work on homework or other studies while you simply wait on a technical support line or work in a residential computing center. A highly recommended job, make sure to spend time on the application and prepare for the interview, as in some semesters the application process can be very competitive.

    Cons

    You can get paid more for doing similar IT work on campus, though the hours are not nearly as flexible.

    Advice to Management

    Since many of the management positions are held by students, they change often, but all of the student managers I have dealt with have been qualified.


  2. "Too much cruft. Many employees should be laid off."

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    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst III
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst III
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    40 hours/week. Work is easy once you get into the proper groove.

    Cons

    Everyone slacks off too much. Coworker spends all day watching internet TV.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the employees. Too many employees seem to do nothing.

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