Instructor (Former Employee) – Berkeley, CA – February 20, 2019
Decent place to be an instructor. The department head needed to fixate less on passing poor students so they would sign up for the next semester. Also, the department head needs to back up her instructors when there’s a conflict between instructor and student.
Pay increase every Contract renewal
No ability to transfer into something more permanent
Word Processor (Former Employee) – Berkeley, CA – January 3, 2019
This was a bridge job between graduating from Cal, and going on to something different. The professors were very supportive and helpful in giving opportunities to tackle different projects to expand skills.
It all depends on your supervisor / group / project
Postdoctoral Researcher (Current Employee) – Berkeley, CA – December 10, 2018
Pros: - a lot of resources for continuing education - great talks from the world-famous scientists - great and very smart colleagues Cons: - the attitude to postdocs is very bad, especially compared to Europe
Productive environment with great supervisors/coworkers
LAB INTERN (Current Employee) – Berkeley, CA – November 7, 2018
I was able to determine my own schedule while working in the lab, and I would come in to help out whenever my schedule was free. The people supervising me were very understanding and helped me learn valuable skills. The people I worked with were very easy to work with as well.
Student Researcher (Summer) (Former Employee) – Berkeley, CA – November 5, 2018
Working at UC Berkeley was the best experience of my exchange program. Doing research with the best students in the world, in a lab with a good infrastructure is very motivating. Everyday I was challenged to do newer and harder tasks. I learned a lot during my intern!
Free lunch, free snacks, great infrastructure, competent co-workers
Library Assistant (Current Employee) – Berkeley, CA – October 28, 2018
I really enjoy working at the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley because it is on campus and the hours are very flexible. I appreciate the fact that management understands how strenuous schoolwork can be.