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Review averages

  • 2 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    50%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    50%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.25
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for UC Berkeley

Reviews - What employees say

3.25 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Suggestions for improvement

  • Having a better mix of centralized and de-centralized support for staff to make our day to day jobs more effective.

What I like about the company

I have been treated very fairly at UC Berkeley and they do offer lots of professional development.

What I dislike about the company

Sometimes it can be difficult to navigate hr/budget/payment processing in such a large org. Really slow responses sometimes.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    UC Berkeley
  • City
    Berkeley, CA
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 12.Jan 2016
  • Employee

Gender Equality

The equality requires significant improvements. It is dominated by East or South Asians e.g. Chinese, Indians, etc. that usually work in any conditions. This cannot make equality for the other international students/postdocs (for example implementing official expectation of working from 8 am to 9 or 10 pm).

Overall compensation for your work

The salary is a bit low for either students or postdocs living in the Bay area.

Office / Work Environment

The working condition requires significant improvement (flexible time instead of 8 am expectation, the work load, much better project organization by advisers, and better salaries that can cover better the living expanses).

Work-Life Balance

The work-life balance requires significant improvement. Some laboratories implement 8 am to around midnight official working expectation, or working requests in all weekends (outside the student or postdoc contracts; hardworking is good but considering the student/postdoc organization).

Handicapped Accessibility

The accessibility requires significant improvements for specific researches that the required research tools are complementary to each other on campus and in its national lab.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Improve the time-flexibility, a much better organization for research tools required for international students/postdocs (specially addressing its national lab), improve salary for students/postdocs.

What I like about the company

Competence, excellent weather and location.

What I dislike about the company

equality, working conditions, no time-flexibility, lab tools organization (separated between campus and the national lab; the national lab requires several administration steps that can take significant time for the international students/postdocs).

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    UC Berkeley
  • City
    Berkeley, CA
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2012
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Research/development

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered

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Review averages

  • 2 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    50%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    50%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.25
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

UC Berkeley
3.25
2 reviews

Industry average (Primary & Secondary Education/Higher Education/E-Learning)
3.59
56,386 reviews

kununu average
3.30
2,677,000 reviews