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University of Houston Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
345 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work environment and you get time to work on PhD topic (in 27 reviews)

  • There is a sense of community and the culture is work hard but also a work-life balance (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • So much red tape when trying to process a request (in 8 reviews)

  • Working part time on these projects while being a full time student at UH made it challenging (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    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)

    Pros

    Easy to get in to college here

    Cons

    BS school, basically a paper mill

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Made for retiring individuals

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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
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  5.  

    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 an 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
  6.  

    Wouldn't recommend

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager

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

    Pros

    only positive has been friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Difficult administration; lack of communication

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Residential Life and Housing student employee,

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    • 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 (less than an 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
  8.  

    Housing Department is Horrible

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    • 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 (less than an 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
  9.  

    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 an 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
  10.  

    Researcher 4

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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 (more than an 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
  11.  

    Disappointing.

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    • 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

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