University of Colorado Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Professional Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Professional Research Assistant in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Professional Research Assistant in Aurora, CO

    I worked at University of Colorado part-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great benefits, including an amazing retirement match. Easy to get to right off of I225 and Colfax.

    Cons

    You have to pay 56$/month if you are on campus for 20 or more hours per week. No way to get a promotion, as there is only one level. Been there for over 15 years.

    Advice to Management

    Experience is an an asset, not a liability.

  2. Excellent work place.

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at University of Colorado

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible timings. Good work life balance

    Cons

    Compensation is comparatively low. Fixed pay.

  3. Research Assistantship

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at University of Colorado

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good resources, smart people

    Cons

    depends on the research group you are in but I saw a good amount of projects that didn't seem to be going anywhere

    Advice to Management

    I did a PhD here and I wish I had more time and guidance at the beginning in choosing a project

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  5. Research

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Colorado

    Pros

    Doing independent research; had much freedom.

    Cons

    Some degree of bureaucracy, but expected.

  6. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Colorado

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance, benefits, vacation time, stability, telecommuting, competent co-workers

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, management sometimes makes decisions without including/consulting SMEs

    Advice to Management

    Empower your employees

  7. Typical state job

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at University of Colorado full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    As with other government jobs, this one is relatively stable. As a professor, there are particular expectations that must be met in order to be promoted and receive tenure, but the work itself is meaningful.

    Cons

    The state of Colorado does not provide cost of living increases, so salaries remain relatively stagnant, even with stellar performance reviews every year.

  8. PRA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Colorado

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great team, open to innovation, friendly, productive

    Cons

    Not much room for growth without a PhD

  9. Student Hourly

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    Current Employee - Grader in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Grader in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at University of Colorado part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    For the most part, it is what I expected it to be, but this completely depends on the department you're working for. It helps pay the bills!

    Cons

    There have been a few training requirements that I wasn't made aware of before I accepted the job.

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    building automation, Energy saving program, Using the most advanced energy analysis software and seimens building autom

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    Current Employee - BAS in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - BAS in Denver, CO

    I have been working at University of Colorado full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    the job and the workers are very friendly, the profit margin is growing. for full time employees the befits are great, long years experienced peoples worked at the place.

    Cons

    the position ladder is very long. not able created positions for engineering department, Budgeting questions not get answer for a long periods

    Advice to Management

    managements open door policies are great to talk any time with scheduled meeting.

  11. Good place to work, nice location, great benefits.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Colorado full-time

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work-life balance living in Boulder.

    Cons

    Not much chance for upward mobility within the organization. Workforce has fewer young people than expected working at a University.

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