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athena9
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January 1970

Antiquated systems. Face time is important. Decisions are made by multiple committees over many months of time.

Job Satisfaction Level
2.0
$80k-$100k
Not eligible for bonus
None taken
Not for Evaluation and Reviews
No
Improve my compensation
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fairygodbless Resident Director
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January 1970

The employer regular states that due to their name and location, they do not need to be concerned about compensation or contenment of employees as there will always be a steady stream of people applying for jobs.

Job Satisfaction Level
2.0
$50k-$80k
Not eligible for bonus
None taken
Not for Promotion
Hours, Policies
No
Promote more women into leadership positions
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Lady anon630
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January 1970

The environment is pretty friendly and open here, and your work speaks louder than anything else. Your level of happiness is likely to depend more on innate stesses of the job (whether you are tenure-track or not), than on dealing with sexism. Overall, a good environment to foster learning.

Job Satisfaction Level
3.0
$100k-$150k
$20k-$50k
9 hours
None taken
Yes
Yes
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Lady LogLady Graduate Student Researcher, Physics
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January 1970

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

Job Satisfaction Level
4.0
$25k-$50k
$0-$10k
8 hours
None taken
Yes
Yes
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Madam SPG Staff, Student Services
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January 1970

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.

Job Satisfaction Level
5.0
$50k-$80k
$0-$10k
8 hours
None taken
Yes
In general I would, but not with regards to maternity leave/family leave.
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Lady fairygawde$$ Program Assistant, Haas School of Business
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January 1970

I worked here for a little over a year. Women make up the majority of the non-academic staff and the discrepancy in pay between the two groups is thoroughly demoralizing and increasing every year. There's a gender and class issue that makes this place absolutely depressing.

Job Satisfaction Level
2.0
$25k-$50k
$0-$10k
8 hours
None taken
Yes
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