University of California Berkeley

www.berkeley.edu
Employer Engaged

University of California Berkeley Reviews

Updated 27 February 2015
Updated 27 February 2015
771 Reviews
3.9
771 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
University of California Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks
Nicholas B. Dirks
101 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The benefits are outstanding, and having work-life balance is actually possible (in 25 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, I can basically try to work on the job at whenever a I want (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • the pay is low but it is made up by tuition remission (in 21 reviews)

  • budget cuts make very basic needs (eg office supplies, custodial services) go unmet (in 23 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Applicaton programmer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of California Berkeley full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment and growth prospects

    Cons

    no cons .it was great work environment

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    If you're in the right department you'll work with the most empathetic, wonderful, friendliest people on the planet.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Berkeley, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Berkeley, CA (US)

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule with a people first attitude. Very good benefits (talk to HR to find the best plan).

    Cons

    Working in research can sometimes mean long, grueling hours to meet deadlines. Not much room to move up, internally, in certain fields.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bear buy (purchasing system) needs work. Placing an order for specialty equipment and not having it processed until 6 months later? That is whack.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of California Berkeley

    Pros

    Personal growth, promotions, benefits, have time for social activites/fun stuff.

    Cons

    Have to go find resources/ opportunities for yourself, have to be a go getter. As long as you could do that then you are fine

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make things a little bit more accessible for employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Marketing Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley

    Pros

    Very passionate and easy-going founders of the company.

    Cons

    Since it operates in apparel industry, the growth rate might be not as fast as in the other companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Undergraduate TA in the CS Department

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley

    Pros

    -the staff in the CS Department are wonderful and very helpful
    -all of my co-workers were very driven and excited to be there
    -tuition reimbursement!

    Cons

    -I think that TAs are underpaid in general. The tuition reimbursement is really nice, but for the amount of effort that undergraduate TAs put in and the amount of time, I think that we should be paid more

  7.  

    Enjoyed my time here, wish I could stay longer but it's time to move on

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Berkeley, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Berkeley, CA (US)

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley

    Pros

    Excellent peers, Stimulating environment, Good atmosphere

    Cons

    Postdoc salary...
    Nothing much I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I am a undergraduate.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student in UC Berkeley, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Student in UC Berkeley, CA (US)

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley

    Pros

    Interesting projects in Computer Science classes.

    Cons

    The workload of some classes are too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe shrink the class size.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Top notch Master of Forestry program.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Instructor in Berkeley, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Instructor in Berkeley, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge applied and theoretical research, passionate and accessible faculty, dynamic peers.

    Cons

    Graduate student stipend is minimal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Keep it up! 2) More quantitative sustainability courses and internships.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Nice place to work in!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant

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

    Pros

    People are diverse and you will see a bigger world culturally and academically.

    Cons

    Not many cons at all. If I were given another chance , I will still go for Berkeley

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Berkeley does highilght management a lot!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It is a fantastic place because there are a lot of smart people here

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley

    Pros

    It is very dynamic and exciting here, and people are excited about developing new ideas.

    Cons

    Overall it is great here

University of California Berkeley Photos

Work at University of California Berkeley? Share Your Experiences

University of California Berkeley

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.