UC Berkeley can be great place to work, since there is an expectation for work-life balance and many paths to build a career.
Job Satisfaction Level
Not eligible for bonus
6 paid / 6 unpaid
The compensation was only a small percentage of my usual salary, and I had to purchase additional supplemental disability insurance to get more compensation. Additionally, I was required to use up to 20 sick/vacation days before I could use the paid leave option. Finally, the process for getting leave set up was complicated and even after I completed everything, I received less compensation than was explained to me.
It depends greatly on the position. There are still huge problems with gender equality issues for tender track positions and faculty politics. However, as a staff member, the policies are reasonable.