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Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
95 Reviews
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University of Houston President Renu Khator
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Review Highlights

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.  

    TLC2

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Houston

    Pros

    The working environment was friendly and nurturing. Would recommend it to all current students.

    Cons

    The management needs to do a better job renovating the infrastructure

  2.  

    On campus work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Houston

    Pros

    Easy on campus for students at UH
    Disciplined work
    Importance given to time schedules

    Cons

    Work gets mundane once you get the hang of it, its good for student to support his or her expenses while doing full time studies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    financial service

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Houston

    Pros

    very relaxed and pto during holidays

    Cons

    poor leadership, lacks ability to work free

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be open minded

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Research University

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    decent salaries, access to industry funding for most of engineering related research topics, improving little by little and bright possible future!

    Cons

    Not the best when it comes to financial services and also the campus is located in a bad area of town especially when compared to universities like Rice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Has potential

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Houston (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits like insurance, retirement and time off are great.

    Cons

    Politics, shared governance, state agency bureaucracy, low wages.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Was a Tutor, Not bad

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

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

    Pros

    I could pick my hours

    Cons

    Though I could pick they'd always try to get me to work more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's not much that I can really say. Just get those who work to actually work and not just wait for someone else to pick them up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The school is going down by making more and more students

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

    I have been working at University of Houston part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Can get in touch with young people, many students everywhere

    Cons

    also students, too many, growing work load

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    I was there for one year as a teaching assistant/Ph.D student in department of physics

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Low living costs, work-life balance

    Cons

    Hot weather in summer. Bad campus environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Less than satisfying

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    State benefits, free health screens, good restaurants, friendly environment

    Cons

    Employee parking, office culture, administration follow up, crime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop protecting directors who do more harm than good for your reputation. Keep students and employees first. Invest in office culture by training executives and shift priority to annual 360 reviews for upper management completed by the entire subordinate staff. Make some positive changes with employee satisfaction in mind.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Too Big for Its Britches

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

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

    Pros

    Some areas provide a strong work/life balance.
    It's certainly a school on the rise, and it's gaining a much better regional reputation.
    Comp and benefits are about standard in the field.

    Cons

    UH is dedicated on rising to the upper ranks of colleges in the US, but it's not really putting any effort into a meaningful infrastructure for those changes. Upper administration issues new fiats on a regular basis with the expectation being everyone shift priorities to follow the new moves. Ground level employees won't notice as much, but as you move up, expect to see more and more headaches and frustration. You'll barely have the prior policies implemented before new ones come in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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