University of North Texas Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
173 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great students and a wonderful work environment (in 11 reviews)

  • If work/life balance is important to you - than you will enjoy it there (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • There's no cons really, it's just a part time job (in 6 reviews)

  • 800 per month for 20 hours per week (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Clusterfuck

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    Former Employee - Student Administrative Assistant  in  Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Student Administrative Assistant in Denton, TX

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

    Pros

    Pretty decent for student employment pay. Flexible hours depending on the position.

    Cons

    I was no longer needed so I was let go with no notice, the reason being that I missed an event while I was sick, even though I was told that it was fine. I did all the creative work for said event and received no credit. In Texas as a student employee you can't get unemployment benefits. I lost everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask student employees to review their supervisors. You'd be surprised at what they get away with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Graduate Teaching Fellows Beware

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Fellow  in  Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Fellow in Denton, TX

    I have been working at University of North Texas as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Largest School of Music on the planet. The ensembles and facilities are numerous and spectacular. The faculty is good and there genuinely are people interested in being decent humans.

    Cons

    One of the major challenges encountered was the pay rate given to Graduate Teaching Fellows. I'm sorry, but 6000/year and no tuition reimbursement for the duties and "extra things" that are required; the education and the experience gained simply aren't worth it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The biggest doesn't mean it's the best. Stop the big green machine and treat people who deserve it with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Teaching Fellow

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of North Texas part-time

    Pros

    Good way to gain experience

    Cons

    There was no training and the pay could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide training, especially for people new to teaching

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Program Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator  in  Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Denton, TX

    I have been working at University of North Texas full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours and networking opportunities off campus.

    Cons

    Dealing with a supervisor who wants to control every aspect of the program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage your faculty closely.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Won't give you useful skills for future careers

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Math Grader  in  Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Math Grader in Denton, TX

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

    Pros

    Offers decent part-time jobs to students with good pay with little time commitment. Hours are flexible.

    Cons

    Supervisors are sometimes hard to work with and rude. Job does not help with career advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Green light to anywhere!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of North Texas

    Pros

    Working on the campus provides and refreshing energetic mood especial when working with or around students. If one is engaged continuing education there is a predicative flexibility not all way present in other environments.

    Cons

    Organization leadership appears to have a high turnover rate resulting in volatile work environment during transition periods.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay close attention to the context of the environment and take very little face value.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Wonderful working for a large university.

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    Former Employee - Student Contact Representative  in  Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Student Contact Representative in Denton, TX

    I worked at University of North Texas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The biggest pro to working for UNT is the insurance benefits and paid time off. Generally whenever class is not in session most office are closed, this is in addition to your paid vacation and sick leave. Most of the amenities that are available to the students are available to employees, some with a modest fee but nothing compared to what you would pay off campus.

    Cons

    The biggest con about working at UNT was the fact that it is extremely difficult to be promoted upwardly rather than laterally. I was there from July 2007 to January 2011 and ended with the same position and salary I started with. I applied for over 45 jobs throughout the campus and received only a handful of interviews and no other offers. This is the same for just about all of my coworkers. My position could not even be expanded so that I could be offered a larger salary, you get what you start with. The only reason I no longer work at UNT was because I had no future there. It is deplorable in my opinion to work four years in one job with no promotion nor salary increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look more closely at employees that have been with you for years to promote rather than consistently looking outside the university.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Needs better leadership

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Denton, TX

    I worked at University of North Texas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work and life balance

    Cons

    Colleges and departments don't work together for the benefit of the entire University. Upper management makes decisions, and then points the finger at others when those decisions, even though right for the Univeristy, aren't popular with faculty and staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Dead end job with favoritism for YES men

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    Current Employee - Police Officer  in  Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Police Officer in Denton, TX

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

    Pros

    You don't have a lot of violent crime, campus is nice. Some of the employees are great to work with. Vacation time is good/competitive. 50% of tuition for employees.

    Cons

    Entitlement college kids, no room to promote, promotions go to the unqualified, Chief has no Police experience or people skills, Employees get written up for ridiculous reasons to keep them from getting yearly merit raises, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit being politicians and be Police, that's our job ! Surrounding yourself with "yes men" is not going to improve the quality of our job, it just paves the way for a Nazi regime. The job is tough enough as it is and we do not need you stepping on our fingers instead of helping.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    UNT ONLY if you NEED a job

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    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator II  in  Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator II in Denton, TX

    I have been working at University of North Texas

    Pros

    State Agency; has State regulations guiding and guarding your job security. Has some discounts and perks for being employed at campus that are useful. Town can be considered quaint and in a nice location to D/FW metroplex.

    Cons

    State Agency; must follow strict, almost ridiculous state guidlines and regulations in all that you do. OLD campus, old buildings, old dogs in the "big house' running things.. Most money goes to improving PhD programs, research and athletics. Working conditions can be questionable (many buildings do not possess modern HVAC systems; rodent and insect infestation; inadequate restrooms for number of staff/student/faculty). You WILL have to pay for your own parking and there is NO parking available unless you get there an hour+ before your work day starts... And then you will still end up walking a good clip to your office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget the STAFF... Without the mechanics to work the "wheel', progress, teaching and growth do NOT happen. It is NOT "all" about the faculty. Start practicing your "transparency" and don't just 'talk' it up. Experience DOES count... formal education is NOT everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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