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University of California Berkeley Reviews

Updated December 12, 2017
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  1. "Excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Been working here as an event setup assistant for several years. Great pay for the work, and friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  2. "Wonderful structure and communication"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of California Berkeley part-time

    Pros

    You're very welcomed, ideas can make any channels, and has many avenues for growth.

    Cons

    You work and live in California

  3. "Funding is an issue"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of California Berkeley full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance is great. Nice colleagues, pleasant work environment.

    Cons

    Boring. Decreasing budgets means employees are asked to do more. Salaries are below market compared to private sector.


  4. "Department Information Technology"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of California Berkeley full-time

    Pros

    The breath and complexity of Berkeley means you can find your niche and really connect with an area you are passionate about.

    Cons

    The way the financials are structured and overlap between departments it creates some real confusion and turf wars. Too much time spent on non productive work.

    Advice to Management

    Less time on politics more time on clear goals and delivery


  5. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Streamlining of systems and procedures is ongoing- feels like a work in progress. My experience with the job itself (outside of navigating the larger school infrastructure) has been positive, but is specific to my project and my relationships with my supervisor and team members.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic- takes a long time for anything to get done because every team seemingly across every support function (HR, IT, etc), is under-resourced and stretched to the max.


  6. "Understanding of student schedules"

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    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

    As a student employee, they are very flexible with their work hours

    Cons

    Hours vary widely from week to week


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Classroom Management Lead
    Former Employee - Classroom Management Lead
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a Classroom Management Lead, shifts were long but not tedious or difficult, and pay was great. A very nice environment.

    Cons

    Some physical activity needed (walking around, not really a con)

  8. "Billing Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of California Berkeley part-time

    Pros

    Great working environment for a student job

    Cons

    It is currently more separated from the rest of Student Union teams


  9. "Department of Architecture"

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

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

    Pros

    - Hours are flexible for a work-study job
    - Peers are nice, friendly, and helpful
    - Free food sometimes
    - Not very busy

    Cons

    - Confusing instructions sometimes
    - Can be boring when there is nothing to do


  10. "Great place to be for science"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A lot of really smart people, interesting projects, top quality research.

    Cons

    Vertical hierarchy, low salary for the area, incredibly short parental leave.


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