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"Great benefits and nice people, but disorganized"

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Former Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Berkeley, CA
Former Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Berkeley, CA
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I worked at University of California Berkeley full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

The benefits, vacation/sick leave and work/life balance are fantastic and there are a lot of employee perks. Also, the coworkers were great and the students are smart and easy to work with.

Cons

Processes are disorganized and there is a lack of communication between departments who need to work together. It's very hard to advance in your career (and pay is low) unless you transfer into a different campus department than the one you work in. Another problem is that when people leave, if a department can't afford to hire someone new, the lower level people have to divide the work of the person that left and accomplish those tasks in addition to their current ones. Supervisors also end up having to supervise people whose tasks they aren't familiar with.

Advice to Management

Assign supervisors to supervise employees whose tasks they understand.

Other Employee Reviews for University of California Berkeley

  1. "Chill job, but you don't do or learn much as a student employee"

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    Current Employee - IS&T DOCS Technician in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - IS&T DOCS Technician in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work environment is very chill. No harsh deadlines and supervisors are always very accommodating toward students' schedules. Hours are also very flexible.

    Cons

    As a student employee, I expected to learn a lot about IT, work with customers, gradually gain experience and greater responsibilities. Instead, I've been doing the same mundane tasks for the last 9 months, and frankly, I do barely anything and still get paid.


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

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    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.

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