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University of California Berkeley Reviews

Updated March 18, 2019
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  • "Low pay and no opportunity for growth" (in 81 reviews)

  • "Academic jobs are scarce and success may require a dedication that could strain your work-life balance" (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing staff and flexible work schedule"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Student Assistant in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Student Assistant in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very kind and understanding staff, who is willing to work out any scheduling conflicts as they understand that we are full-time students.

    Cons

    You may often find yourself wanting to do more work

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  2. "Great!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in UC Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in UC Berkeley, CA

    I worked at University of California Berkeley full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Balanced work-life

    Cons

    There is really none if you love a collegiate environment

  3. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Development Associate in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Development Associate in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Its easy to gain experience in multiple positions
    - Its easy to move up jobs

    Cons

    - Its not always a fast-paced environment


  4. "UC Berkeley GO bears"

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

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

    Pros

    Very good experience for academic.

    Cons

    Salary is not good for raising a family.


  5. "Great research!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great research experience, nice people.

    Cons

    High cost of living.


  6. "Good work"

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    Current Employee - Group Tutor
    Current Employee - Group Tutor

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley part-time

    Pros

    Good work and salary for a group tutor position.

    Cons

    Large university so working with HR can be slow.


  7. "GSR job."

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to some cutting edge research.

    Cons

    The salary for graduate student is low, especially in the Bay Area

  8. "Good environment - lousy pay"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    smart people everywhere, inspiring work environment

    Cons

    PostDoc salary is very low, more than 50% of salary is spent on housing.


  9. "Low pay, good benefits"

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    Current Employee - SRA I in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - SRA I in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. A bit of freedom to do the job. Paid holidays

    Cons

    Low pay. Slow paperwork processes. Stressful work environment depends on research lab.


  10. "I like it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It's a really welcoming place and I love helping all the students.

    Cons

    Management is a little disorganized