University of California Berkeley

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University of California Berkeley Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
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3.9 597 reviews

93% Approve of the CEO

University of California Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks

Nicholas B. Dirks

(56 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The benefits are outstanding, and having work-life balance is actually possible (in 23 reviews)

  • This job had very flexible hours and the interview process was very simple (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • the pay is low but it is made up by tuition remission (in 20 reviews)

  • Budget cuts mean everyone is doing the job of 3 (in 23 reviews)

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    Applicaton programmer

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExcellent work environment and growth prospects

    Consno cons .it was great work environment

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent place to be a Post-doc

    Postdoctoral Scholar (Current Employee) Berkeley, CA (US)

    ProsBrilliant people surround you. Brilliant thoughts surround you giving you immense motivation to excel. The environment is very congenial for excellent research work. Knowing that world leading nobel winning research comes out of this institution is such an immense positive feeling.

    ConsExpectations are usually very high. Need better benefits. Salary does not increase much and incentives are scarce.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Flexible hours and fun management

    Inventory Assistant (Former Employee) Berkeley, CA (US)

    Pros-Very flexible hours, will work around you class schedule/exams
    -Decent pay for no experience
    -Management is nice and easy to work with
    -Commute is excellent for students.

    Cons-Strongly prefer work-study candidates during hiring
    -Hard to find jobs that give applicable experience

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more transparent about advancement opportunities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    sr summer custodian

    Senior Summer Custodian (Current Employee) Berkeley, CA (US)

    Prosnot too busy job, working for school system. not dirty.

    Consnot pay well. compare to other government position that is nor much

    Advice to Senior Managementno comment

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place for research

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosexciting and collaborative environment for someone who wants to excel in both theory and practice

    Consnot that i can think of at the moment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Berkeley Law - Great Place for Student Employees

    Career Student Assistant (Former Employee) Berkeley, CA (US)

    ProsWorked in the Career Development Office at Berkeley Law while I was an undergraduate

    - Career counselors were approachable and friendly
    - Great supervisor
    - Room for growth; given more challenging projects DOE
    - Flexible hours/scheduling
    - Could work remotely

    Cons- Some of the work is tedious, such as filling out excel spreadsheets all day

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue treating your student employees well and they'll work hard for you!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Communications at Cal

    Communications Manager (Current Employee) Berkeley, CA (US)

    ProsGreat people. Inspiring environment. Robust retirement plan.

    ConsBelow-market salaries. Rare promotions. Slow career growth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good environment; administratively disorganized

    Graduate Student Researcher (Current Employee) Berkeley, CA (US)

    ProsUC Berkeley provides the opportunity to work with incredibly smart people on cutting-edge topics. The social environment here is positive, and you can't beat the Bay Area weather and proximity to San Francisco!

    ConsUC Berkeley is a giant bureaucracy. The mid-level administration is rather disorganized. Paperwork gets lost and everything takes much, much longer than it should.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean up your information technology systems! There are twenty different systems for getting things done. It's never clear where to go for what, and none of the systems are easy to navigate.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great research environment with less payment.

    Associate Specialist (Current Employee) Berkeley, CA (US)

    ProsGreat research place. Family friendly. Work/Life balance.

    ConsLower payment compared to other university such as Stanford..

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I was a work study student. it was a great experience my supervisor was like my bff

    Gallery Attendant (Current Employee) Berkeley, CA (US)

    Prosflexible work schedule.
    Can cram in a bunch of hours in one week.
    can work on weekends.

    Conssometimes there are late shifts.

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