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University of Cincinnati Reviews

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
154 Reviews

3.7
154 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance with exciting research (in 6 reviews)

  • UC has a great work environment and great benefits (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Fairly low pay scale all around, and offices are run-of-the-mill (in 5 reviews)

  • Very few opportunities for career advancement (in 3 reviews)

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13 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Pre clinical research

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexible, laid back, challenging, stimulating, collaborative.

    Cons

    THERE IS NO MONEY IN PRE CLINICAL RESEARCH!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    PhD at University of Cincinnati

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Student  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    Good stipend, affordable place to live

    Cons

    No role or participation of advisor in PhD research.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Difficult to keep up with values

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Resident Advisor  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Resident Advisor in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    You meet many people and develop positive, long-lasting connections. The residents I've mentored are bright, intelligent students with amazing goals.

    Cons

    There is an unattainable ideal that is held within the department that forces employees to think a certain way. Much of the department is condescending and extremely clique-y. It has been difficult to manage professional relationships with particular members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand where resident advisors are coming from - we try hard every day but have our private lives to deal with, too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    No one cares about you and your success but you.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    Networking. Educational experience. Self-driven work environment.

    Cons

    Where do I even begin? Bureaucracy. Unreasonable individuals. Extremely poor professional career development. Salaries were not competitive (too low considering the cost of living). Health insurance provided but no vision or dental.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    You are a number not a person

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Free education that is only important if you are going to use it.

    Cons

    They will replace you in a heartbeat. Pay is awful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Zero

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    The job has one of the most incompetent staffs of all time.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Telerecruiter  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Telerecruiter in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    The job is super simple to do anyone can do it.

    Cons

    The management staff is one short of a dozen. There are too many chiefs and not nearly enough Indians.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no one message between anyone in management. Everyone from manager to supervisors are not on the same page. This is one place where common sense is not applied. Think about how to help staff make goals instead punishing staff for ideas that you made that where bound to fail. Lastly, fella's! Please! Please! Please! Let the staff help you with ideas, what management comes up with barely makes the grade.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    OK Place to be

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisor  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Advisor in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    benfits, staff is great and fun to be on campus

    Cons

    faculty are "above" the staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Variable Experience Depending on Who You Work For

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    Excellent benefits! Departmental business managers were excellent and helpful. Be sure to go to them if you have problems with your PI!

    Cons

    Most of the PIs are academics and don't have much management experience. Not uncommon for workers to work over 40 hours per week without extra pay because they are paid based on salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more involved to see what's really going on in the lab to find out if the treatment of employees is appropriate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Nice people, nice environment, but horrible administrators

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Administrator  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Network Administrator in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    UC is a beautiful campus, even though the administration is filling it up with new buildings! Lot of middle management people are very nice.

    Cons

    Administration has got their priorities mixed up. With their sole purpose of increased profit (or revenue), everything else that makes (& made) UC a great place is slowly (may be quickly) diminishing. Some of the dept. level administrators (i.e.Professors) are also arrogant &/or egotistical, which makes it harder to work with them. The top-level non-academic administrators are even worse. They are lazy & takes ages to get anything done (worse than state workers) and on top of that they delay everything with unnecessary red-tape. I could go on, but, that sums it up. Love the place, but, unless something change, UC is in the wrong path!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your priorities right!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Satisfactory

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    Quite place, open for collaboration, good location

    Cons

    Not ambitious, low salaries, no affordable sports facilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More attention to employees should be paid

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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