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University of California Berkeley Reviews

Updated August 23, 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 85 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay compared to non uni jobs (in 67 reviews)

  • Work/life balance could be improved (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Fundraising Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of California Berkeley part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, relative care, job is not stressful

    Cons

    the older manager is outdated

    Advice to Management

    please take more attention to the student workers


  2. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow 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 nice colleague, nice supportive system

    Cons

    have not experienced cons at this point

  3. "Many opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There are many opportunities on campus.

    Cons

    There can be an unclear path to taking advantage of all the opportunities available.


  4. "Media Studies Graduate Student Instructor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of California Berkeley part-time

    Pros

    Gets a lot of responsibility, learns alongside undergrad students, and benefits largely from the satisfaction of teaching.

    Cons

    Long hours of work when papers are due and when exams hit, sometimes working over 40 hours a week.


  5. "Postdoc at UC Berkeley"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Berkeley, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very energetic environment, lots of research resources, good connection to the surrounding industries. Good health benefits.

    Cons

    Fast tempo , people are less patient- not necessarily good for someone heading to the academia.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Information Security Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Health benefits are excellent and work arrangements flexible, which makes it an excellent lifestyle job

    Cons

    Compensation is well below market rate and there's limited opportunities for growth. Management is inconsistent in quality. Despite being a public institution, there is a remarkable lack of transparency.

    Advice to Management

    Improve compensation to match market or at least come closer. Better opportunities for employee growth and development would be helpful


  7. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The campus is very beautiful, and academic environment is rich of learning opportunities, very good for academic growth.

    Cons

    The living cost is high, working hours could be long, and if have to commune between san francisco city, the public transportation is not very reliable.

    Advice to Management

    It's a great place for academic research.

  8. "Awesome school with awesome people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great place to study and research.

    Cons

    Could have cheaper tuition rates.


  9. "Student Services Advisor 3"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good salary, great benefits including vacation & sick time

    Cons

    Lack of professional development opportunities


  10. "UC Berkeley Student Peer Advisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small team gave me access to easily communicate with supervisor, manager and director. Was able to work with the community that I have a passionate about helping.

    Cons

    There was no cons because management and co-workers were very helpful.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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