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Bureaucratic Nonsense, But Some Amazing People

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

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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    Wonderful community in some ways, but also a lot of disfunction and mediocrity.

    Student Academic Advisor II (Current Employee) Berkeley, CA (US)

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Some brilliant, hardworking, passionate people. Some awesome, inspiring students and faculty. Beautiful work environment (campus), decent benefits, perks of… Cons: Huge bureaucracy, lot's of disfunction, lot's of unevenness in terms of the skills and competencies of other staff.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Dynamic working environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at University of California Berkeley full-time


    Pros: Health benefit, flexible working hours Cons: long working hours, no weekend. But this is totally depend… More
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