UC Berkeley
3.9 of 5 527 reviews
www.berkeley.edu Berkeley, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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Bureaucratic Nonsense, But Some Amazing People

Administrative Assistant II (Former Employee)
Berkeley, CA (US)

I worked at UC Berkeley part-time for less than a year

ProsSome employees are extremely passionate about making a difference at this institution. Their work touches many lives including students, professors, researchers, and parents. It may not be the most efficient way to better education, but working here provides a means that is often hard to even find.

ConsOverwhelming inefficiency. There is a lack of people who are driven and take the initiative to better the system. However, there is always the looming question of whether their work to better the system is for naught, and if a system wide overhaul is what's needed. In the end, UC Berkeley is a place where many to fall into complacency and only a few ever make a difference.

Advice to Senior ManagementFollow the model of for-profit companies that foster innovation. Do not be satisfied with employees who do the bare minimum, but instead, find in their place people who bring and follow through with new ideas that can actually create change.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work if you're OK with complacent co-workers.

Information Technology (Former Employee)
UC Berkeley, CA (US)

I worked at UC Berkeley full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: Great School. Beautiful campus. Good benefits. Nice people. Overall a… Cons: A lot of red tape. Hard to be motivated/ambitious and… Advice to Senior Management: Figure out a way to follow good advice from middle management.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Good quality employer

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

I have been working at UC Berkeley full-time for more than a year


Pros: Energetic environment for research, a vibrating community and possibilities for many collaborations. Everything is close at… Cons: It is a bureaucratic system so may work slow at some points. They have… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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