University of California Berkeley Employee Reviews

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It was alright.
SLE (Former Employee) –  Berkeley, CAOctober 3, 2018
It was cool. I had an part-time student job which payed more than regular minimum wage in the rest of the bay area. Needless to say I don't think this review is very applicable to full-time jobs on the campus.
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5.0
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Good place to study
Graduate Researcher (Current Employee) –  Berkeley, CASeptember 23, 2018
Good place to study, the pay is not good compared to the high housing price in the bay area. The culture mostly depends on which group you are in, who is your advisor.
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Toxic Workplace
Team Member (Former Employee) –  Berkeley, CASeptember 16, 2018
This is one of the worst jobs I have ever had. The staff exchange vicious gossip and undermine each other. Management is ineffective at even recognizing this is going on, and they do nothing to stop it. When I reported this, they retaliated against me. The Union was also ineffective. Teachers do not listen seriously to the children or respond to them meaningfully.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Staff negativity out of control, ineffective management
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3.0
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Student-Athlete (Former Employee) –  Berkeley, CASeptember 10, 2018
• Created the charity softball game. Led the event committee in organizing and marketing the game, sourcing equipment, recruiting participants, and choosing charity sponsorships.
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Good place to work and advance in a career
Applications Programmer (Former Employee) –  Berkeley, CASeptember 6, 2018
Good Professional Development programs for employees. Good benefits of Health. They had a good retirement program, now they
don't include the lum sum anymore. They gave lay off with no consideration about how many years you have done a good job.
Pros
Good Benefits of Health.
Cons
They gave you lay off with no consideration of your hard working.
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Disgruntled Grad Student
Graduate Student (Former Employee) –  Berkeley, CASeptember 1, 2018
Over-worked, underpaid, especially for the cost of living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Doing my Ph.D. at Berkeley was the worst life decision I’ve ever made.
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3.0
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Professional workplace
Senior Custodian (Former Employee) –  Berkeley, CASeptember 1, 2018
The workload is demanding, but with proper time management can be done.Good professional and diverse environment, with skilled and reliable workers. Respect and civility. Local supervisors usually only want the job done and know what they are doing. University level management may not be so focused. Best part of the job is the the people you work with.
Pros
Exciting, active campus environment.
Cons
Weird stuff can happen anytime.
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5.0
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This was the best university I could of hoped for
Student (Former Employee) –  Berkeley, CAAugust 23, 2018
As with any top university students were encouraged to apply themselves diligently. The courses were demanding and the professors excellent. I have highly recommended UC Berkeley to as many people I thought might be interested as well as sharing my experiences there online.
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4.0
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Productive place, good for starting your career off
Data analyst (Former Employee) –  Berkeley, CAAugust 21, 2018
Productive place, good for starting your career off. You can meet a lot of people if you network right, and can use those contacts to move up in your career.
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Great experience working with srudents and program
Peer Advisor for Biology Scholars Program (Former Employee) –  Berkeley, CAAugust 10, 2018
This review is not indicative of what it is like to work at UC Berkeley as a whole, only what is was like working for the Biology Scholars Program. My work consisted of clerical tasks and meeting with/advising students on a variety of topics including academic/career paths and course selections. The other staff was a pleasure to work with and very encouraging. Unfortunately, this position is only open to students and members of the Biology Scholars Program.
Pros
Great staff/coworkers, flexible schedule
Cons
Temporary/Part-time position, no possibility of promotion, only open to students
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5.0
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A lot of resources for postdocs
National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) –  Berkeley, CAJuly 29, 2018
The postdoc association at UC Berkeley is great! You have many opportunities through seminars or organization events to learn about your career goals, network, and expand your interests. The benefits packages are great.
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Go Bears
Library Assistant (Former Employee) –  Berkeley, CAJuly 20, 2018
Go Bears


Library Assistant
UC Berkeley
• Administration of Main Stacks Library to ensure consistent and efficient functioning.

go bears

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bears
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3.0
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Decent
Doctoral Research, (Former Employee) –  Berkeley, CAJune 15, 2018
Graduate school is different than rating it as a place to work professionally. I am only continuing this review to achieve the 150 minimum characters.
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4.0
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Experience depends on department and role
Peer Advocate/Peer Advocate Lead (Former Employee) –  Berkeley, CAJune 11, 2018
Experiences will vary based on department that you are working for and their expectations of you as a student worker. Most student jobs will be flexible about your schedule and will provide you with professional development opportunities.
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great university
The Visionary, Design Build Studio (Former Employee) –  Berkeley, CAJune 6, 2018
UC Berkeley is a great university that provided me with a lot of opportunities and skills. I really enjoyed my time there and I would definitely recommend it to a friend who is deciding on college decisions.
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Great work life balance, poor outlook
Technology Services Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Berkeley, CAJune 3, 2018
Berkeley was a great place to work when it came to work life balance. The biggest challenge working at UC Berkeley is that new technologies were rarely introduced, making it hard to learn valuable career skills.
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Laid back & Absentee Landlordism
Center Coordinator & Administrator (Former Employee) –  Berkeley, CAMay 30, 2018
Though I appreciated the laid back, hands off style, clearly it was also a sign of neglect by management, with lack of interest in doing the hard, tedious administrative, planning and managing work. The pay disparities are significant and seem to speak to a Victorian era culture - haves and have nots, minions and elitists. It was sad and surprising to see this given the reputation of UC Berkeley for being "progressive" and "inclusive." Not sure now if it was ever true.
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5.0
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Great place to work at!
Fit Staff (Former Employee) –  Berkeley, CAMay 24, 2018
Great place to work at. Gives you a sense of customer service as well as consulting, especially when asking for advice on exercises people can work on at the gym.
Pros
flexible
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4.0
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Campus Shared Services
Event Specialist (Current Employee) –  CaliforniaMay 24, 2018
Campus Shared Services and nepotism is ruining UC Berkeley. Those are the hardest parts of working for UC Berkeley. Everyone is trying to hold onto their jobs. A lot of backstabbing is going on.

The most enjoyable part of the day at UC Berkeley is working with Professor's and student's.
Pros
Professors are great!
Cons
Campus Shared Service ruined UC Berkeley.
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Satisfied
Classroom Management Program Lead (Former Employee) –  Berkeley, CAMay 19, 2018
It is a very good work environment but a very intense institution for education. The expectations are very high, but you will have lots of resources to help you.
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