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University of Colorado Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
80 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    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 for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    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

    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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It has been a good experience

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    Current Employee - Operations  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Operations in Denver, CO

    I have been working at University of Colorado full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    decent 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.

    Cons

    I 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

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

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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 part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Of 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.

    Cons

    As 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 ManagementAdvice

    Make 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work in grad school

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Colorado

    Pros

    flexible assignments, tried to accommodate requests

    Cons

    exam weeks did not allow much time for my own work

  7.  

    It is a good school to go to.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Colorado

    Pros

    Good professors, The shool is well accomodated

    Cons

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

  8.  

    Great people, great work, bad pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Colorado

    Pros

    Awesome 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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

    Former Employee - Communications Professional  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Communications Professional in Denver, CO

    I worked at University of Colorado full-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Digital 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.

  10.  

    Great job despite bureaucracy

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boulder, CO

    I worked at University of Colorado part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Streamline redtape

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It has been a good challenge and very fulfilling

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at University of Colorado full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    You 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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