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Updated January 19, 2018
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University of California Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks
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  • Lots of complaining about low pay (in 74 reviews)

  • Work/life balance could be improved (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "FinanciL Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retirement Representative in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Retirement Representative in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of California Berkeley full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to be a part of.

    Cons

    Budget matters are causing lots of early retirement and layoffs.


  2. "Asst Proj Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits, intellectual power house

    Cons

    Relatively low salary compared to industry

  3. "Staff Research Associate I"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible and accommodating to students' schedules

    Cons

    Nothing really comes to my mind

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "teaching assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great learning experiences
    great connection with professors

    Cons

    it can be time-comsuing sometimes


  5. "Research"

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Researcher
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Researcher
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Ideal place for collaboration and broadening your skill set

    Cons

    No complaints so far with the quality of research here


  6. "Graduate student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Top-notch researchers, lots of opportunities for career development

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy, expensive rent


  7. "Postdoctoral Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Active researchers, very knowledgeable collaborators, many collaboration opportunities, lots of exposure

    Cons

    Very expensive rent, gloomy town (especially after 6-7pm)

  8. "UC Berkeley Extension: Unique Mix of Commerce and Service to Community"

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    Current Employee - Content Strategist in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Content Strategist in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Cooperative co-workers with not a lot of personal agenda setting and office politics.
    Interesting and interested coworkers who by and large like their jobs.
    Supportive management with a fair amount of transparency.
    Great personal satisfaction from working for education and students.
    Unique mix of commerce (making money for the state) and service to the community (providing opportunities for students to learn, grown and achieve).

    Cons

    More standardized training for new hires would be great.
    Not a great place for advancement because there's not a lot of movement.

    Advice to Management

    Establish internal "internships" so that employees can learn nuts and bolts about other people's job and promote interdepartmental understanding.


  9. "Computer Facility Student Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of California Berkeley part-time

    Pros

    Nice staff workers and flexible work schedules for students.

    Cons

    Low pay compared to other campus student positions.

    Advice to Management

    Increase student pay.


  10. "ASP tutor at law school"

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    Former Employee - ASP Tutor in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - ASP Tutor in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - flexible hours
    - good coworkers
    - good curriculum development
    - good benefits

    Cons

    - pay is not proportional to work
    - can be disorganized.


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