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"Internship at University of California Press"

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Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Berkeley, CA
Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Berkeley, CA
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I worked at University of California as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

The press is fantastic, with interesting publications and a history of publishing important titles. I gained a lot of experience and I benefited from seeing how the field of publishing works.

Cons

At the time, they were struggling to transition through a layoff period. They continued to let laid off people work for over 2 months and this cause the workplace to become tense.

Advice to Management

Know how your staff is managing their time.

Other Employee Reviews for University of California

  1. "Good place to do science"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cozy atmosphere from the smallness of the sizes of different campuses, world class scientists and facilities and perks of being in San Francisco

    Cons

    Very few departments and not enough emphasis on the physical sciences. A sense of life outside the building hardly exists from a consequence of cold winds and a mostly 9-5 culture


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Lots of red tape, incompetent middle management and employees, but flexible with good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst II in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst II in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Flexibility in work arrangements, especially for those with families
    -Great benefits
    -3 weeks of vacation to start, with at least 10 sick days and all national holidays per year

    Cons

    -Lots and lots and lots of red tape
    -Too much power given to academia at UC locations (bending over backwards to unreasonable levels to accommodate professors, further cultivating their counterproductive sense of entitlement)
    -Many incompetent middle managers and employees, who are "promoted to their level of incompetence" instead of being let go. (It's almost impossible to be fired at UC, and people take advantage of this.)
    -Departments here are huge fans of pointless (and expensive) meetings that waste time and force some employees to stay late to make up for missed work time
    -Not much room for career growth. Many have been in the same position for decades.
    -Low pay, relative to market levels.

    Advice to Management

    Hold yourselves and your employees accountable for work performance (or lack thereof).

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