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University of Colorado President Bruce D. Benson
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Pros
  • Good environment, one class paid for by the system every semester, knowledge enrichment opportunities and good benefits (in 6 reviews)

  • Good work-life balance, decent compensation, not overly bureaucratic (in 3 reviews)

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

  • As any grad program, the balance between work and pay is pretty brutal (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Will Never Live Up to Potential

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

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


  2. Simple job but management made it stressful

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    Former Employee - Barista/Sales Assistant I in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Barista/Sales Assistant I in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    learn morale


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

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center still strugles to be inclusive of minorities.

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    Former Employee - Grants and Contracts Administrator in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Grants and Contracts Administrator in Aurora, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Systemic racism and cronyism still prevalent.

    Advice to Management

    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.


  6. Do not work here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

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



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