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University of California Berkeley Reviews

Updated October 17, 2018
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  • "Low pay compared to other campus student positions" (in 80 reviews)

  • "work life balance can be a problem" (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Reader at the University"

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

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

    Pros

    The pay is good it helps with the living costs.

    Cons

    The downsides are that time management skills are a must as you have to balance your studies and the work.


  2. "Great atmosphere and team culture"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    intellectually stimulating and inspiring atmosphere

    Cons

    high workload and often work during the weekend

  3. "Berkeley Connect Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of California Berkeley part-time

    Pros

    Easy work, relatively good pay

    Cons

    physically tiring, limited work hours


  4. "researcher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    nice people, interesting work, and good weather

    Cons

    bureaucracy, too many administrative rules


  5. "Undergraduate Student Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Student Instructor in Berkeley, Albemarle, VA
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Student Instructor in Berkeley, Albemarle, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good community, working with students is very fulfilling. If the other TA's you work are sociable, it makes for a great experience.

    Cons

    The pay could be better, and being paid hourly would also be more ideal since TA's often put in more time than they are "assigned".

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  6. "Postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great place for research and learning

    Cons

    Clinical collaborations are limited unlike neighboring UCSF


  7. "Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of California Berkeley full-time

    Pros

    Bonuses, the facility has a kitchen and bathroom

    Cons

    Very tiring, a lot of time wasted waiting to get the call through to someone

  8. "Academic Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    The work environment is good and the pace of job is good as as student

    Cons

    The downsides would be that the hours are sometimes hard to manage with classes.


  9. "Great Place to Work"

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    I worked at University of California Berkeley part-time

    Pros

    Helps the community, flexible hours

    Cons

    Takes time away from studying/ other student activities


  10. "Enjoyable time working here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of California Berkeley full-time

    Pros

    Good vision, dental, and health benefits

    Cons

    Parking and transportation was awful if you're not from around the area, saw other departments see cuts


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