University of Houston
3.7 of 5 247 reviews
www.uhsa.uh.edu Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

University of Houston Reviews

Updated Apr 2, 2014
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3.7 247 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

University of Houston President Renu Khator

Renu Khator

(139 ratings)

81% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Teaching Assistant

Graduate Teaching Assistant (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at University of Houston part-time for more than a year

ProsVery friendly coworkers with many dedicated and committed people. Fun dealing with most of the students but some can be trying. Varied and light work schedule with busier times at the beginning end and middle of terms.

ConsSalary and benefits for non PHD teaching staff is not consistent with other universities of a similar caliber. Benefits are average and have to pay for parking.

Advice to Senior ManagementHow to obtain a Teaching Assistant position was not made clear upon admittance to graduate school, concise instructions would be helpful.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Slow pace environment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Houston

Prosgood working environment and beautiful campus

Consmanagement efficiency sometimes quite low

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Moderate Occupation

Student Tech Assistant (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

Prosrelatively stress free environment
flexible hours/schedule

Conssub-par pay
managerial incompetence at times
inefficient allocation or resources

Advice to Senior Managementcommunicate your ideas and plans better

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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U of Houston

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Houston

ProsIt is in Houston, a great city.

ConsThe money goes to the usual place: football.

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Instructional assistant

Instructional Assistant (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

Prosits really good for part time workers and students. you get good money.

Consnot many full time opportunities available here and post degree jobs are few

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Student Worker - Web Technologies (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

Proslaid back, not hard, can do school work

ConsNone that I can think of

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teaching assistance

Teaching Assistant (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at University of Houston part-time for more than a year

Prosvery nice colleagues to work with

ConsThe facility for teaching assistant should be updated a little bit

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Problems? Better solve them.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsThe University of Houston focuses greatly on the needs of the student population. In some cases it can be very positive from a student-employee perspective, in other cases, it can be extremely challenging and difficult to digest the logic of the higher ups. If you are looking to find a job where you can gain experience on diversity in the workplace, education on hard/soft skills, or need a job with additional training opportunities, this place is for you. Oh, and if you want to drive a golf cart, we have those. ;)

ConsI've worked in various locations within the University. There's some issues with business ethics in addition to business logic in some areas. I've worked at a location that had issues with trying to deal with customers yet never tried to effectively solve the problem one on one. Considering our target market consisted of brides and grooms, it makes sense that our customer service could always be challenged when trying to deal with certain situations in addition to following the rules given by the management.

I have experienced with a manager in this very same location who decided to cut the student hours in half in addition to hiring a coordinator who picked up the remaining hours. In addition, the coordinator, in a sense, was treated as a medium to relate messages the manager would type for the coordinator to respond to the student employees.

The lack of professionalism in response to certain situations is absolutely astounding and downright unprofessional. I truly hope that in the future years they fix the areas that need desperately need of attention.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The faculty and staff are very helpful

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Houston

ProsGood work environment and you get time to work on PhD topic

ConsThe salary is not enough to cover the cost of living in Houston

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease PhD students salary.

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Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at University of Houston full-time for more than 3 years

Prosbig university and diversity are key points

Constuition is high for graduate students

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