University of California Berkeley

http://www.berkeley.edu

75%

say women are treated fairly
and equally to men

38%

would recommend
to other women

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Madam SPG

Staff

Student Services

Negotiate for a bigger salary up front because it's very challenging to get any kind of raise once you're in the job; most people get substantial raises by moving to a higher ranked position within the university. Also, when you start they offer to let you sign up for their supplemental disability insurance without having to apply -- DO IT. I did not and regret it. This is the thing that actually gives you some $$ during maternity leave (because pregnancy is considered a "disability"). The UC doesn't pay anything! All you get is the FMLA 12 weeks of unpaid leave. You have to make up the 12 weeks somehow out of your sick/vacation/disability pay. You have to pay for the disability insurance, but to my mind, it's worth it.

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Lady LogLady

Graduate Student Researcher

Physics

They try, but probably not hard enough. Academia can be really terrible, but I believe it is slightly better at Berkeley than other places. At least they pay lip service to these issues, even if it doesn't always amount to much

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anon4385

Research Assistant (contractor)

Engineering

If you're used to working in a male dominated environment you should be fine.

Crowdsourced Employer Benefits
  • Median / Consensus

  • PTO / Vacation Allowance (weeks)

    3

    • PTO / Vacation Allowance (weeks)
  • Paid Maternity Leave (weeks)

    3

    • Paid Maternity Leave (weeks)
  • Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks)

    6

    • Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks)
  • Paid Paternity Leave (weeks)

    ?

    • Paid Paternity Leave (weeks)

Flextime, Healthcare, On-Site Childcare, 401k and more...

How do women feel about working at University of California Berkeley? 75% think they are treated fairly and equally to men. 38% would recommend University of California Berkeley to other women, and women have a job satisfaction rating of 3.1 out of 5. What are the benefits at University of California Berkeley? University of California Berkeley offers 3 weeks of paid maternity leave, 6 weeks of unpaid maternity leave, healthcare, flextime, 401-k matching and on-site childcare. These benefits are based on tips anonymously submitted by University of California Berkeley employees.

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