University of Houston Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
306 Reviews

3.7
306 Reviews
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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.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good office culture, good support from the university for research, opportunity to grow and rise up the ladder if you perform, less pressure in work, and good supervisor.

    Cons

    Low compensation, insignificant merit increase, high bureaucracy. location of university and commute is unsafe, people are mostly laid back, pay is not commensurate to job responsibilities, high income inequality, benefits ere very bad

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Started from the Bottom Now I'm in the Middle

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    Current Employee - Development Coordinator  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Development Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at University of Houston full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Depending on the department you work in there is a lot of flexibility. If you are in school while trying to work this is a great place to work because they are very understanding and will allow you a certain amount of hours to handle school business. People are very kind and helpful. Everyone looks out for each other.

    Cons

    I have never been fond of paying to park where I work. The prices continue to increase. An increase in pay is rarely seen and promotions are rare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are people that can really improve the university that already work here. Look at those individuals before you desire to hire out. Definitely shows that the company is not as loyal as the employee is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great job to allow for focus on school

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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 part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, relevant work experience to your degree.

    Cons

    Low pay and no guaranteed financial aid.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I have a wonderful experience in University of Houston as a Teaching Assistant.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Houston part-time

    Pros

    Really good staff and office culture, I learnt a lot from the professor as well as the students.
    Competitive salary for student job position.

    Cons

    Some students is hard to convince. Although you showed the answer, they still thought their answer was right and should give them better grade.

  6.  

    Good work life balance

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    - Help pay to go back to school 1200 per semester for grad school
    - Barely work overtime
    - Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    - Doesn't pay as high as private industry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good so far

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    Current Employee - Student Worker  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Laid-back job. Lots of research to be done

    Cons

    Working with the hierarchy and filling out all the paperwork in order to start working

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Job Security

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at University of Houston full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Plenty of jobs available to move around for advancement.

    Cons

    Pay is not that good compared to private companies, but I feel secure in my job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more opportunities for work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good but not great

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The faculty is great, the prof are kind enough, the infrastructure is great. The recreational facilities are amazing. The sources of information from library are highly sufficient.

    Cons

    Too many students get admission and so it a lot tough competition .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the intake of students and all will be set right.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It was very flexible and fun

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    Former Employee - Assistant  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Communication was great between my boss and our team where we worked. Our boss encouraged to be involved in the celebrations on campus, there was a lot of engagement with students. I also had the opportunity to learn new technology while an undergrad that I otherwise would not have had access to. We also gathered for yearly Christmas parties at the bosses house.

    Cons

    Hourly pay was moderate-low for what I was doing. Working with young adults can lead to drama in the office sometimes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It was a good and challenging work environment for a fresher in Database

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst II  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst II in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Very good colleagues and supervisor, flexible timings, Good work conditions, good university facilities

    Cons

    Not much scope for career growth , No new challenges after you master your current work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more personal benefits, career growth discussions, Promotions,

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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