University of California Berkeley - Great benefits and nice people, but disorganized | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for University of California Berkeley
There are newer employer reviews for University of California Berkeley

See Most Recent

Helpful (1)

"Great benefits and nice people, but disorganized"

StarStarStarStarStar
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Berkeley, CA
Former Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Berkeley, CA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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. "I had a great time meeting awesome people."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Undergraduate Researcher in Berkeley, CA
    Current Contractor - Undergraduate Researcher in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    The staff is friendly

    Cons

    Low Pay
    Is a government job

    Advice to Management

    Work out state budgeting issues


  2. "Great benefits, nice lifestyle job"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Research Associate in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Research Associate in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits and health insurance. Very little overtime (except during peak hours) and relaxed atmosphere because it's a lifestyle job. Not a great place to spend a career, but okay.

    Cons

    Depending on the department, workload can be crazy sometimes and completely nonexistent at other times. In addition, the bureaucracy

There are newer employer reviews for University of California Berkeley
There are newer employer reviews for University of California Berkeley

See Most Recent

Work at University of California Berkeley? Share Your Experiences

University of California Berkeley
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or