University of Houston Reviews

Updated March 20, 2015
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  1. My boss is really nice.

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    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at University of Houston

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Balance work and study very easily

    Cons

    Salary pay is very low.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Don't buy into the hype

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    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX

    I have been working at University of Houston

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Academic environment, flexible work schedule, good benefits

    Cons

    Leadership is a closed rank system. If you are not in lock step new ideas are shunned. No transparency, backroom deals, favoritism, strong arming. The academic culture has been suppressed in favor of marketing and appearance. Perception is their only reality.

    Advice to Management

    Try to listen and not dismiss ideas. Be honest, quit breaking promises to students and faculty. Get leadership team that is effective for faculty and potential new hires. Maybe a team that is competent and well trained and qualified.

  3. Horrible bosses and constant fear of reprimand.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at University of Houston full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You have to screw up really bad to get fired.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy, takes a lots of patience and have to learn to leave your work when you get home to keep your sanity.

    Advice to Management

    Provide at least competitive salaries to keep talent. Get rig of bloated wasteful middle management.
    The performance reviews are waste of time.

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  5. HHP

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Houston, TX

    I worked at University of Houston full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy to get in to college here

    Cons

    BS school, basically a paper mill

  6. Made for retiring individuals

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    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at University of Houston full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you know your job (or get training on your own money), there are no rush deadlines, no stress, no change. Ideal for anybody who wants to retire in the same job.

    Cons

    Any avenues for improvement needs extra work which is never encouraged by superiors.
    Even when you showcase an improvement, additional degrees, or certifications, internal promotions are not encouraged. Growth opportunities are non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Do you know how many overqualified people you have? They can be utilized more efficiently if given a chance. Make HR strategic. Find those people and give them opportunities to grow with the University.

  7. good but definitely not the best. only chose tis because had no other options

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at University of Houston full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    you get tuition waivers, and reduction in fees

    Cons

    the money they pay you is not enough, provided you still have to pay some amount of your tuition

    Advice to Management

    do not take fees or tuition from PhD students. we deserve a full waiver

  8. Wouldn't recommend

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    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager

    I have been working at University of Houston full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    only positive has been friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Difficult administration; lack of communication

  9. Residential Life and Housing student employee,

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    Current Employee - Residential Life and Housing Student Worker in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Residential Life and Housing Student Worker in Houston, TX

    I have been working at University of Houston full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I met more students on a personal level and established more friendships than in my classes.

    Cons

    Minimum wage. The most highly skilled individuals are classified as unskilled labor. This is simply to say that the University gets premium quality individuals, both intellectually and culturally, while paying them minimum wage. No flexibility regrinds schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Value your student workers as the competent and capable individuals they are.

  10. Housing Department is Horrible

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative II in Houston, TX

    I worked at University of Houston full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The student workers are nice.

    Cons

    There is a divide between Customer Service Reps and RLCs, and the upper management doesn't care about employees. You have to pay to park. If you are hourly, there is not overtime; just comp time. I will never work for U of Houston again. Everything about that campus is disorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being jerks and appreciate your employees.

  11. job scenario at the Univ of Houston

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    Current Employee - Instructional Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Instructional Assistant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at University of Houston part-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good infrastructure and course work guidance

    Cons

    No proper opportunities and career development services

    Advice to Management

    Plan ahead

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