Researcher (Former Employee) – Berkeley, CA – November 21, 2017
A fellow peer and I created our own laboratory design project to utilize the skills that were discussed in lecture. Our project was to analytically quantify the amount of Bisphenol A (BPA), a known carcinogen, that gets leached out under extreme conditions of plastic cups. We had the freedom to choose our approach and the variables to control.
Custodian Supervisor 1 (Former Employee) – Berkeley, CA – October 20, 2017
A typical day at work would be me coming in make sure my workers are all there and in sure that everyone has the right equipment to work with what i leaned is that its hard when you sometime upper manger don't work with you.
Writing Tutor>Student Learning Center & TRIO (Former Employee) – Berkeley, CA – October 18, 2017
I love teaching and tutoring students, and this position gave me the opportunity to tutor dozens of students daily, and to refine my skills so in 20 minutes I could communicate how to write or improve a paper. I had a great supervisor and great colleagues.
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Bus Driver (Former Employee) – Berkeley, CA – September 13, 2017
The students, faculty, staff and students are the passengers and they are all great. It's the most mismanaged department on campus in my opinion. The Parking and Transportation department needs a route planner to design the routes. Until recently the busses were always breaking down.
GRANT RESEARCH ADMINISTRATOR III (Current Employee) – Tolman Hall – August 28, 2017
I have been working with UC for about a year, and I like the position, the management, and my co-workers for the most part. I would recommend working here. There are a lot of benefits and the pay is good.
ETHNIC STUDIES LIBRARY ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Berkeley, CA – August 10, 2017
Because of the high volume of students using the Library's services each morning and each afternoon, there were no two same days. The more and longer I worked at the Library, the more I became familiar with the Library's inner workings. Typical daily schedule consisted of checking in and checking out books. Then there were times when students needed chunk of materials for their research and needed assistance locating the items of interest. Other parts of schedule involved collection of late fines. I spent the bulk of time performing data entry and records keeping. The management practiced hands-free approach when it came to performing tasks and the Library Assistants made decisions according to our own discretion.
Business/Tech Support Analyst 3 (Current Employee) – Berkeley, CA – July 10, 2017
Yearly budget issues culminate in a job with little felt job security. Advancement goes only so far in one's department, and one can get easily topped out and dead-ended.
Work/Life balance depends on what job at the University you hold, as does job security. If you are a faculty member or upper management you stand to have better job security than does someone in IT support.