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University of Houston Reviews

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
314 Reviews
3.8
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work environment and you get time to work on PhD topic (in 23 reviews)

  • Work Life Balance great benefits (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Pay is low and raises are very some at times (in 6 reviews)

  • So much red tape when trying to process a request (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Made for retiring individuals

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Houston, TX

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Wouldn't recommend

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager

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

    Pros

    only positive has been friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Difficult administration; lack of communication

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Residential Life and Housing student employee,

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Housing Department is Horrible

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop being jerks and appreciate your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    job scenario at the Univ of Houston

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instructional Assistant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Instructional Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good infrastructure and course work guidance

    Cons

    No proper opportunities and career development services

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan ahead

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Researcher 4

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Researcher IV  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Researcher IV in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The job is very flexible and relaxing. There was very little job-related stress.

    Cons

    There was no stress because there wasn't any urgent work to be done. The job overall was boring because there never was any urgency to complete tasks. The benefits are well below competitive and not what I expected from a state employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better and offer better benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Disappointing.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at University of Houston

    Pros

    University is great - department is not.

    Cons

    Low pay, low morale, incompetent supervisors, no promotion process, poor equipment, micromanagement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move on!

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    So much red tape!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at University of Houston

    Pros

    Flexible schedules and the sense of knowing that your work will help the outcome of a students success!

    Cons

    So many lazy and incompetent people working just showing up to collect a paycheck. They don't care about the students. They keep raising tuition yet they keep cutting budgets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FIRE THE LAZY EMPLOYEES and TRAIN the ones that want to work and make a difference!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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