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Updated December 6, 2017
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University of California Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks
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  1. "Undergraduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in UC Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in UC Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent and supportive learning environment. Wonderful mentor-ship, and knowledgeable, friendly colleges. Lab space very safe and clean. Necessary supplies always available.

    Cons

    Lack of attention from upper-management. Rarely was able to make and find appointments with PI. General lack of feedback on performance, and guidance sometimes lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Schedule to make a little more time for employees. Make oneself available during certain hours every week perhaps to allow a more open dialogue between employees and employer.


  2. "Low wages, but flexible workspace for student"

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    Former Employee - Security Monitor in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Security Monitor in Berkeley, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible, can work and do homework at the same time, learn real world skills

    Cons

    Low wages, a lot of siting

  3. "Great place to work as a student"

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    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Don't think it is possible to find more flexible hours and understanding people which is great when you are a student.

    Cons

    There could be more learning opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Have more staff so that people can get a cover.


  4. "70 Reader"

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    Former Employee - 70 Reader in UC Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - 70 Reader in UC Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great course staff and was very rewarding

    Cons

    I wish there were better guidlines for grading


  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Academic Advisor in UC Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Academic Advisor in UC Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    UC Berkeley has a supportive culture, realistic and useful employee protections, and a fair wage/salary system as a public/state institution.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy is real! There are redundancies and layers of people to work with in order to get some of the simpler things done in the name of standardization. Good intentions, sometimes incredibly frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees, take us seriously, and hire socially responsive people for top management positions.


  6. "Lifeguard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in UC Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in UC Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible hours. decent pay. good managers

    Cons

    understaffed at times during weekends


  7. "Great Company, Supportive environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    tightly integrated team, people are passionate about their jobs and do not hesitate to support coworkers. Friendly company culture.

    Cons

    somewhat limited opportunities for growth

  8. "Associate Registrar"

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    Current Employee - Associate Registrar in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Registrar in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    University Mission, the students, the staff, beautiful campus, work that makes a difference

    Cons

    Hierarchy, red tape, executive turnover, nasty politics

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent, listen to employees


  9. "Ph.D. in humanities / social sciences"

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    Current Intern - PhD Graduate Student in Berkeley, CA
    Current Intern - PhD Graduate Student in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley as an intern (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great environment for the demanding work of research!

    Cons

    funding, resources, overall organization can be improved


  10. "Great place to be for science"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A lot of really smart people, interesting projects, top quality research.

    Cons

    Vertical hierarchy, low salary for the area, incredibly short parental leave.


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