University of California Berkeley Reviews

Updated May 15, 2021

To filter reviews, or .
4.3
86%
Recommend to a Friend
89%
Approve of CEO
University of California Berkeley Chancellor and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Carol T. Christ (no image)
Carol T. Christ
191 Ratings
Pros
  • "flexible hours and easy workloads(in 127 reviews)

  • "Flexible work environment with nice staff(in 116 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Above average pressure, low pay(in 82 reviews)

  • "Sometimes you can get lost in the shuffle as early-stage postdoc(in 42 reviews)

  • More Pros and Cons
    Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.

    Ratings by Demographics

    This rating reflects the overall rating of University of California Berkeley and is not affected by filters.

    Want more demographic options?
    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Work study student

      May 15, 2021 - Student Assistant in Berkeley, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great time flexibility, awesome coworkers

      Cons

      No cons really, training was sufficient and everyone is kind.

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      The best place to do research and grow your network

      May 13, 2021 - Postdoctoral Fellow in Berkeley, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great work-life balance with top-notch research and smart/hardworking collaborators.

      Cons

      expensive housing and slow paperwork

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good research institution

      May 14, 2021 - Postdoctoral Scholar in Berkeley, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Prestigious research institution with good research facility

      Cons

      Safety of the neighborhood is pretty bad

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Perfect Collage

      May 10, 2021 - Research Scholar in Berkeley, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Perfect Collage, good experience, feel free on working

      Cons

      Nothing else, but maybe the pay is a bit small

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Former Employee

      na

      May 10, 2021 - Educator 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      good school with lots of very bright young people

      Cons

      stressful environment and high expectations

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      May 10, 2021 - Graduate Student 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great smart people that care

      Cons

      None! I've had a great experience

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great place to work

      May 7, 2021 - Post Doctoral Researcher 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Research networking and place and other stuff

      Cons

      Pressure parking crime and stability

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Organization

      May 6, 2021 - Faculty Assistant in Berkeley, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Pivoted well during pandemic. I have worked remotely through the entire pandemic.

      Cons

      I do not have any cons.

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Get out as soon as you can.

      Apr 16, 2021 - Graduate Research Assistant in Berkeley, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Independence and flexible work schedule - Intellectually challenging - You get paid to think and learn - You get a PhD when you're done

      Cons

      - Salary <50% market rate - Justification for the low salary is training from professors, but there is no incentive for professors to provide effective training. - Little to no support or feedback, abuse and harassment are common. - Graduate students end up doing all of the work, but receive little of the credit. - The research-industrial complex makes it hard to do work that is politically relevant or interdisciplinary - Rewards go to the first published, not the best work. - The most prestigious journals only accept certain kinds of work

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      UC Berkeley

      May 6, 2021 - Part-Time Lecturer in Alameda, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great support and great university

      Cons

      None that I can think of!

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    Viewing 1 - 10 of 2,809 Reviews

    Popular Careers with University of California Berkeley Job Seekers

    Postdoctoral Scholar
    Learn About the Job
    JobsSalariesInterviews

    Work at University of California Berkeley? Share Your Experiences

    or