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"Very laid back and welcoming of new workers"

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Current Intern - Research Assistant in Berkeley, CA
Current Intern - Research Assistant in Berkeley, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at University of California Berkeley as an intern (More than a year)

Pros

Friendly people who want to work well together. Great environment, many great places to eat, and learn a lot.

Cons

Long and uncertain hours, hard to get individual attention and lack of communication.

Advice to Management

Manage money differently and interact with the employees.

Other Employee Reviews for University of California Berkeley

  1. "Excellent, representing under-served communities!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Grad Assistant in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Grad Assistant in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    UC Berkeley is a great place to network. It allows one to be free and find oneself, especially all the undergrad students, while having first class resources at hands reach.

    Cons

    Public university that seems to be alternating to a soon to be private university. Very competitive, a doggy dog world before the real world.

    Advice to Management

    Very good place to receive leadership experience. Very intelligent people to work with.


  2. "I am a postdoc in biological sciences at Berkeley"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    With the new union, the salary is commensurate with NIH levels. There is a decent amount of support filling out health care options and learning about other benefits through HR and the VSPA. They have just started a number of programs designed to help with academic job searches and applying for grants.

    Cons

    The graduate union at Berkeley prohibits postdocs from teaching or TAing. If you want additional teaching experience, you need to go outside the UC System (eg community college or SF state). There is little to no support for jobs outside of academia. There is little or no support if you are having conflicts within your lab or within the department (though think this is pretty standard for universities). The career center is much more focused on the undergrads than on post grad job searches.

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