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University of Cincinnati Reviews

Updated December 1, 2014
Updated December 1, 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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    Student Intern

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Student in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Student in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at University of Cincinnati as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The great thing about working for the University of Cincinnati is that its flexible, you will have a mentor, and you can gain a great deal of hands on experience.

    Cons

    The cons with this position is that you are not really paid much. However, this is true regarding most research done at an institution.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Research Instructor

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

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

    Pros

    Job change and my previous boss moved to ND state university.

    Cons

    Growth to a faculty. I don't know how much their values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good Experience for a Student; Run Away if You Are Full Time

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

    I have been working at University of Cincinnati as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and dress code; great hands on experience. My co-workers are great people that really care about each other. We host monthly pot-lucks for the dept.

    Cons

    So much red tape! It takes forever to get anything approved. As an hourly employee, I am still expected to "take the job home" and monitor social media off the clock.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust that the people you hired know what they are doing. It can be frustrating when senior management, who knows nothing a topic, tries to mircomanage a project.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    The benefits are great, but pay no attention to the job description 'cause that's not what you will be doing.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great, especially if you or a family member want free tuition.

    Cons

    Job descriptions are vague and positions and departments get changed without input from employees and no regard is given to what you were hired to do or your skill set...take it or leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more honest about the jobs description. Respect employees. You will get more out of an employee who feels acknowledged and appreciated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    UCIT

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Good Work Atmostphere , Friendly Management , Scope of Improvement

    Cons

    User communication is difficult , Lot of Hierarchies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Research opportunities are good but the administration is a mess.

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

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

    Pros

    This is a high-level research university with many affiliated hospitals and companies. There is a good deal of nationally and internationally relevant work being done by UC researchers.

    Cons

    The administration is borderline incompetent at many levels. There is very little oversight for how faculty manage their laboratories and student employees. It is very easy to be left out in the wind if your PI overlooks some paperwork or is out of town for a week when the paperwork is due.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be a better support system in place for the researchers at all levels who are doing the work that attracts so much grant funding to the university.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Doctoral degree

    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at University of Cincinnati full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mentor gave a good push to publish and perform research

    Cons

    Not much stress on fundamentals, environment is not conducive to graduate student research

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge the existence of Doctoral students and motivate them

  9.  

    Like most universities in US.

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

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

    Pros

    It is a good place to do research.

    Cons

    The wage is not so good.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Mostly all right so far

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Cincinnati

    Pros

    Good work environment, work-life balance.

    Cons

    Lots of internal politics, not enough transparency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be frank about decision making process to employees

  11.  

    Overall experience was good all round

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    Former Employee - Data Engineer in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Data Engineer in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at University of Cincinnati part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    nice place to work, good culture

    Cons

    lack of scope of moving up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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