University of Houston Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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University of Houston President Renu Khator
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Pros
  • Great work environment, exposure to different tools (in 27 reviews)

  • Some areas provide a strong work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

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

  • Not offering Full-time during Summer (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Teaching Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Houston part-time

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

    Pros

    Teaching always improves your scope to learn

    Cons

    Less work, you are under utilized


  2. High expectations along with poor treatment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at University of Houston

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -Closer relationships to academic body if you are studying at UH
    -Possibility for transition into research position

    Cons

    -Low salary
    -Deadlines might appear right in front of you out of nowhere

    Advice to Management

    Company lacks atmosphere and culture


  3. Faculty member in a small department (Central Campus).

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Houston, TX

    I worked at University of Houston full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The great diversity of students, faculty and staff creates an exciting and stimulating work environment. The campus is beautiful and the ongoing construction promises a better work environment for many. The old buildings have character which evokes the image of "hallowed halls" of academia. The classroom work schedule is wonderful and allows time for faculty to work on research. Positive work/life balance.

    Cons

    It is has been said that incompetence is promoted at UH. This may be a good thing because it takes these people out of the classroom. I recall pockets of anarchy in a certain college where antiquated chairpersons and associate deans run slipshod over everyone under their command, except a few favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house! While it is next to impossible to dismiss tenured faculty, please appoint leadership that is forward thinking. Nurture those who welcome a variety of theoretical approaches to their area of discipline. Require accountability for all employees and pay attention to evaluations of upper level management.


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  5. High expectations, low salary

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Houston

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

    Pros

    I was rarely asked to work weekends/evenings. I was encouraged to take all of my vacation and never scrutinized for taking a sick day.

    Cons

    If you are not over 50, you aren't trusted to do anything. The business offices try to run the entire campus.

    Advice to Management

    Do some reading on engaging people under 50, they are the next leaders.


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    ES Database Administrator

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Database Administrator 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

    Love the diversity of not just students but faculty and staff.

    Cons

    No work/life balance in this department. No raises in years for some, others only have to get married and they get a raise and a promotion. Staff retention and moral is at an all-time low.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate on how the management of this department is being conducted.


  7. Dreadful.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Houston

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

    Pros

    It is a convenient job for a student.

    Cons

    Dealing with the managers and the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be happy for once!


  8. Research Assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at University of Houston full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Time Flexibility, Open-Mind,

    Cons

    Low salary, high parking fee, tuition fee


  9. Helpful (2)

    Not great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Houston

    Pros

    Work-life balance is very good. Perks are not bad. Nice rec center. Mainly decent colleagues. Decent parking despite the complaints.

    Cons

    Very top down. The management is completely in cahoots with the board, which is appointed by a fashist governer. that means the place is almost entirely corporate. No student-athletes, only coroporate entrepeneurs who will sell their souls to the highest bidders. Mediocrity rules and learning is the last priority.

    Advice to Management

    Very top down. The management is completely in cahoots with the board, which is appointed by a fashist governer. that means the place is almost entirely corporate. No student-athletes, only coroporate entrepeneurs who will sell their souls to the highest bidders. Mediocrity rules and learning is the last priority.


  10. Don't get RIF and expect to be re-employed with this company because it is not going to happen!!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and Leave rolls over.

    Cons

    Get some management in that know there job and quit hiring people because they are your friend or relative and have no background it the related field.

    Advice to Management

    Train your management on how to managed


  11. low pay

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Researcher I in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Researcher I in Houston, TX

    I have been working at University of Houston full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    more holidays, easy work, free health insurance

    Cons

    bad management, few unfriendly staff/faculty



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