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Updated Jul 21, 2014

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3.7 77 reviews

87% Approve of the CEO

University of Colorado President Bruce D. Benson

Bruce D. Benson

(30 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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)

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

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    BAS (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    Prosthe 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.

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

    Advice to Senior Managementmanagements open door policies are great to talk any time with scheduled meeting.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work, nice location, great benefits.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat work-life balance living in Boulder.

    ConsNot much chance for upward mobility within the organization. Workforce has fewer young people than expected working at a University.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It has been a good experience

    Operations (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    Prosdecent pay, benefits and opportunities for furthering education and employment. I get to work with people trying to help others improve their lives. We are always looking for ways to help the dept. run smoothly for all concerned with the least amount of trial and error as possible. I'm given a good amount of personal time & vacation time to balance work and leisure in my life to remain fit. I have been active in the employee healthcare site about managing my health. It has been very helpful about diet and exercise, which also effects my psychological and spiritual outlook on life.

    ConsI don't want to mention, I don't always like the people involved in my work. It does challenge me to find ways to look for the good in others which I believe does help me. So I am grateful for those people who do challenge me and my serenity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Loved the environment and the people, administration can be a bit, well, bureaucratic.

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Boulder, CO

    ProsOf course, it is a great place to be. Wonderful location. Generally -- depending largely on the department you are in -- the people are enthusiastic and caring. And, there are terrific opportunities to work on innovative projects and be innovative yourself. Great place for an undergraduate to get a jump start on their career. Also, look for mid-career opportunities in interesting, unusual roles.

    ConsAs with every employer, there are politics to be played. These vary wildly by department, group and even professor/mentor. Research your prospective department and especially your mentor very careful. Ask questions: make sure your mentor is a service leader, interested in helping you succeed as well as seeing their own projects succeed. Many are like this... many are not.

    Also, be wary of the administration. If you think they have made an error in contracts, etc., pound on doors until it is resolved. It will come back to haunt you -- even years later -- if you don't fix it now.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure that the professors and other mentors are getting the training they need to be good mentors. Some are outstanding in the role by nature -- others (too many in the sciences and engineering) -- have no skills at all in this regard and need help building those skills. Without those good mentors, students aren't excelling and representing the school as well as they could when they hit the workforce.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work in grad school

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosflexible assignments, tried to accommodate requests

    Consexam weeks did not allow much time for my own work

     

    It is a good school to go to.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood professors, The shool is well accomodated

    ConsLittle pay, but that's what you get as a graduate student.

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    Great people, great work, bad pay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAwesome people, and bosses. They are excellent at working with school schedules and very understanding and friendly. As long as you get done what you need to you have a very long leash.

    ConsThe pay is pretty low and hours are few and far between. Also if you're a student there's no way to advance.

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    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    It was a creative position within a very structured environment and guided by institutional guidlines.

    Communications Professional (Former Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsBeing able to contribute more modern, updated, valuable and creative changes in the messaging and branding throughout multiple channels.

    ConsThe "company" was very slow to adapt and apply new changes/ideas - very bureaucratic.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDigital screens within office showing the real time flow of the statistics and analytics of "client" interaction and projects in process, as well as victories and completed projects.

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    Great job despite bureaucracy

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Boulder, CO

    ProsWorking at CU-Boulder, there were great benefits, good contributions to retirement funds, friendly coworkers, world class campus.

    ConsThe biggest problem was the bureaucracy of work. To get stuff done, there would sometimes be needless red tape, something that would not be there in smaller companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStreamline redtape

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It has been a good challenge and very fulfilling

    Systems Analyst (Current Employee) Aurora, CO

    ProsThe benefits and location are very good. If you want the opportunity to advance your career and work in a fast paced and growing company this is a good place for you.

    ConsYou must work hard, which can be a con to some people but if you want to feel that you have accomplished something at the end of the day then this is a good place.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI work at the hospital of CU so I would say keep listening to the patient, which they are good at.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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