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"Overall a good experience, if a bit disorganized at times."

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Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Berkeley, CA
Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Berkeley, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at University of California Berkeley as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

There were lots of opportunities for learning and growth, from information about seminars to being encouraged to spend some of our own time learning new material.

Cons

The internship program I was in was new, and some of the way we were managed was disorganized at times. It could be hard to get in touch with our boss during the day, and occasionally we didn't all know what to do.

Advice to Management

Plan out the time for interfacing with your interns a bit more thoroughly, and ideally make sure we have a tangible set of goals for each period so we can make sure we keep busy.

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  2. "Good people, disjointed administrative processes, lack of tools to succeed on the job"

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    Former Employee - Student Services in Berkeley, CA
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    I worked at University of California Berkeley part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - co-workers mean well and work hard
    - great location (beautiful Berkeley campus, many restaurants, great urban culture)

    Cons

    - budget cuts make very basic needs (eg office supplies, custodial services) go unmet
    - bureaucracy: middle management ill-informed about administrative processes but employees not allowed to contact offices directly to get employee needs met (related to HR and financial reimbursement)
    - don't hold people accountable for action items and simultaneously require them to get permission from 5+ people for every action
    - student services require you be available 24/7

    Advice to Management

    - empower employees to take action if leadership is too ill-informed to do so
    - provide employees with the physical tools needed to get the job done (office supplies, scanner, etc)
    - supervisors should be required to be on-site

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