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Updated Sep 22, 2023

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Found 3,676 of over 4K reviews
88% Recommend to a Friend
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  • "Our boss has always been great and the people you work with are all very engaging.(in 241 reviews)
  • "Great benefits (including tuition and fees remission)(in 214 reviews)
  • "Flexible hours and only have to commit as much or as little as you'd like(in 171 reviews)
  • "The campus is beautiful and the students are laid back and a pleasant environment to working.(in 91 reviews)
  • "Great colleagues and scientists.(in 74 reviews)
  • "The low pay means that you have to put in alot of work hours to get a decent salary.(in 222 reviews)
  • "sometimes busy and low salary(in 128 reviews)
  • "Over worked and poor management(in 65 reviews)
  • "hard to get to senior leadership(in 20 reviews)
  • "The university will overwork you and allow terrible managers to succeed at the expense of their underlings.(in 19 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Sep 22, 2023
      Graduate Student
      Former Employee
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      Great place to study and build connections


      The facilities are too old

    2. Hello I am a recent graduate from University of California, Berkeley who is interested in getting into deal advisory/transaction advisory services/financial due diligence entry level roles. Can I have referrals from big4, kroll, and etc.? Thank you!

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      1. 4.0
        Sep 20, 2023
        Associate Director, Career Services
        Current Employee, more than 5 years
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook


        Career services team has a strong culture of innovation, is student-centered and the staff are earnestly engaged in developing and deploying DEIB principles and practices . Good work-life balance compared to private sector.


        It's a public university so negotiating offers is very difficult and not merit based. Large bureaucracy that can be challenging to navigate and slow to change compared to private sector.

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      University of California Berkeley has an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5, based on over 4,093 reviews left anonymously by employees. 88% of employees would recommend working at University of California Berkeley to a friend and 65% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

      According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, University of California Berkeley employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at University of California Berkeley. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.

      88% of University of California Berkeley employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated University of California Berkeley 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.3 for culture and values and 4.1 for career opportunities.

      According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at University of California Berkeley to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be culture, management, compensation.

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