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Updated September 25, 2017
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University of California Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks
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Pros
  • Very flexible and understanding (at least in my department) when it comes to work-life balance (in 61 reviews)

  • great work environment and city (in 87 reviews)

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  1. "flexible hours"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, great for student jobs

    Cons

    slow HR, experience depends on department


  2. "PhD student"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with the most talented brains in the world

    Cons

    Need strong self-motivation and time management skills.

    Advice to Management

    Very friendly and easy-going.

  3. "Research Lab Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Employers looked to help with personal academic growth and challenge me

    Cons

    Felt lack of structure but more independence (could be good or bad)


  4. "My experience so far"

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

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

    Pros

    Diversity of perspectives and consistent support from faculty.

    Cons

    Excessive competition from peers in certain majors

    Advice to Management

    Hire more career center employees


  5. "Research environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Berkeley encourage corporative research environment. A lot of research centers and institutes were established with a lot professors working together. The living at Berkeley is very convenient.

    Cons

    Some of the facility in campus is a bit out-of-dated. The Post-doc salary may be a bit low due to it is a public school


  6. "Tutoring"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It allows you to connect with students.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.


  7. "Working as a GSI"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Instructor in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Instructor in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The students are always motivated, and the department is very helpful.

    Cons

    There is always budgeting issues.

  8. "Berkle"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    uhh.... nothing really applicable here

    Cons

    There is too much suffering

    Advice to Management

    Stop the suffering


  9. "UC Berkeley postdoc salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good benefit, especially the health insurance

    Cons

    high competition, high pressure depending on your PI


  10. "Teacher 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

    Practice public speaking continually helps your development.

    Cons

    Grading takes a lot of time.


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