University of Houston
3.8 of 5 290 reviews
www.uhsa.uh.edu Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

University of Houston Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2014
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3.8 289 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

University of Houston President Renu Khator

Renu Khator

(166 ratings)

81% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good but not great

    Teaching Assistant (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThe 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementReduce the intake of students and all will be set right.

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

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

    Systems Analyst II (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

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

    ConsNot much scope for career growth , No new challenges after you master your current work.

    Advice to Senior Managementmore personal benefits, career growth discussions, Promotions,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was very flexible and fun

    Assistant (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsCommunication 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.

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

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

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    Great place for full-time students looking for work.

    Student Worker (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsFlexible work hours and willing to work with your schedule. Everyone was really nice and helpful at the department I worked for.

    ConsThe pay might not be as competitive as you would get from other places. And although it's a great place for students to work at, it may be difficult for those who don't qualify for financial aid to find a job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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

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    ProsNice work experience and overall great atmosphere

    ConsNothing I can think of

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    Teaching Assistant (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsIf you are an international or a non-resident student, you pay the tuition fee as in-state (which is half of it) while you are TAing.
    Flexible working hours. Low load of work. Friendly environment. Access to university sources easily.

    ConsNo benefits.
    No training.
    No promotions.
    No bonuses.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good way of developing an "in" with a professor

    Legal Research Assistant (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsAs a research assistant, you can not only develop a substantial level of expertise in a topic area, but also gain an excellent ally on your side for literal future references. This is all the more important if it's one of the law school's professors particularly well known in the Houston legal community: Prof. Weaver and Prof. Hester come particularly to mind, at least if you're EELS.

    ConsOpportunity cost of not spending that time working *in* the law, meaning a part-time clerk job that could potentially lead to future employment.

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

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    Typical Laid Back Government Job

    Functional Analyst I (Current Employee)

    ProsLong Lunches, low stress, great benefits and vacation

    Conslower pay, office staff may be "uncultured", favoritism

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide incentive for ongoing training.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great community of people but b/c public sector employment, salaries are below market and growth potential is limited

    User Services Specialist II (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsEveryone is easy going and friendly.

    ConsLower paying public sector salaries & benefits.

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    The University of Houston is a great place to work, but you have to deal with school bureaucracy.

    Head Lifeguard (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThe University of Houston has a great work life balance and a friendly work culture.

    ConsUnless you are a professor or higher level administration the university will not pay you very much.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep improving the university, but make sure you are rewarding the countless ordinary employees who work so hard for you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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