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University of Colorado Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
86 Reviews
3.8
86 Reviews
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University of Colorado President Bruce D. Benson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Hospital has Good benefits, clinically challenging and team work (in 6 reviews)

  • Great work-life balance living in Boulder (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • To get stuff done, there would sometimes be needless red tape, something that would not be there in smaller companies (in 3 reviews)

  • Decisions by upper management are not always well thought out with respect to unintended consequences (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Will Never Live Up to Potential

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at University of Colorado full-time

    Pros

    The mission and vision are something to be very proud of.

    Cons

    No communication or organization structure. Lack of respect and value for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership and organizational flow needs to be developed. Improve communication and show that you value your employees hard work and commitment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Simple job but management made it stressful

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Barista/Sales Assistant I in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Barista/Sales Assistant I in Aurora, CO

    I worked at University of Colorado full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    State employed, medical and dental insurance, paid sick/holidays/vacation time

    Cons

    No raises, no room for advancement, no recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn morale

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A great place to live, but a difficult place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at University of Colorado

    Pros

    Location, location, location. There are few places on Earth where you can work at a Research 1 university, live in the mountains, commute by public transportation, and ski powder for at least 6 months a year. The University itself is informal and everyone here understands the importance of having time out of the office. The campus is also pleasing to the eye and well-maintained. The grants office is very effective.

    Cons

    Salaries are extremely low compared to peer (and lesser) institutions. The state offers virtually no support for higher education. The quality of students is poor. We are severely understaffed, and receive little administrative support. We are strapped for space, and much of the workspaces are in poor condition. Simple tasks, because they are unsupported, become big problems. And new internal and state rules make performing my job very difficult at times. There is a level of disinterest in supporting the tasks I have been hired to do that is breathtaking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enable your workers, remove ridiculous hurdles and roadblocks. Support research and teaching with adequate staffing and resources. Make salaries competitive. Raise the bar for students and admission.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center still strugles to be inclusive of minorities.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Grants and Contracts Administrator in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Grants and Contracts Administrator in Aurora, CO

    I worked at University of Colorado

    Pros

    Stable employment, growing Biomedical research industry. That is if you are white or female.

    Cons

    Systemic racism and cronyism still prevalent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some integrity and character and show true leadership ability to make the tough decisions. Make positive change instead of the status quo that has been prevalent for decades, i. e., racism and cronyism.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Do not work here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Colorado

    Pros

    Good benefits and flexible work schedules for everyone except staff.

    Cons

    Horrible management and pay rates. Management has no respect for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that there is a problem and you have a very high turn over rate. Change.

    Doesn't Recommend

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