University of Colorado
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University of Colorado President Bruce D. Benson

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    Simple job but management made it stressful

    Barista/Sales Assistant I (Former Employee)
    Aurora, CO

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

    ConsNo raises, no room for advancement, no recognition

    Advice to Senior Managementlearn morale

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Assistant Professor (Current Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    ProsLocation, 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.

    ConsSalaries 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 Senior ManagementEnable 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Grants and Contracts Administrator (Former Employee)
    Aurora, CO

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

    ConsSystemic racism and cronyism still prevalent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Do not work here

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefits and flexible work schedules for everyone except staff.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementRealize that there is a problem and you have a very high turn over rate. Change.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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