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University of Cincinnati Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
193 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people at UC who do value the work life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Great benefits include tuition remission for you and your dependents (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Extremely low pay especially to graduate tutors (in 7 reviews)

  • All the red tape makes it hard to do your job sometimes (in 4 reviews)

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    large state university with low living cost

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Cincinnati as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good teaching facilities. Excellent faculty and staff. Located in central Cincinnati with convenient communication.

    Cons

    The campus is not safe at night. Relatively low pay and benefits. Parking is expensive. Lack of leadership in the department and college level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more talented young faculty members and more efficient management style needed.

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    Great staff and customers

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at University of Cincinnati full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great hard-working staff. UC has great health care and benefits.

    Cons

    Politically driven environment.. Being a hard-worker and team player not as important as political connections. In need of great managers and leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Poor work-life balance. Adequate compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pre clinical research

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Cincinnati full-time

    Pros

    flexible, laid back, challenging, stimulating, collaborative.

    Cons

    THERE IS NO MONEY IN PRE CLINICAL RESEARCH!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    PhD at University of Cincinnati

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at University of Cincinnati full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good stipend, affordable place to live

    Cons

    No role or participation of advisor in PhD research.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Difficult to keep up with values

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    Current Employee - Resident Advisor in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Resident Advisor in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at University of Cincinnati part-time (more than an year)

    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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    No one cares about you and your success but you.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at University of Cincinnati full-time (more than 5 years)

    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
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    You are a number not a person

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Cincinnati

    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

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Telerecruiter in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Telerecruiter in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at University of Cincinnati full-time (more than 10 years)

    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
  10.  

    OK Place to be

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    Current Employee - Advisor in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Advisor in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at University of Cincinnati full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
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    Variable Experience Depending on Who You Work For

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at University of Cincinnati full-time (less than an year)

    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

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