University of North Texas

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University of North Texas Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
192 Reviews
3.8
192 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • It is easy to maintain a work-life balance working at UNT and the opportunities for cross-training are vast (in 6 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.  

    The life of a staff member.

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

    I worked at University of North Texas full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great relationship building and networking opportunities. Working for the state has great employee benefits including the opportunity for staff and family scholarships. It is easy to maintain a work-life balance working at UNT and the opportunities for cross-training are vast. Additionally, there are many opportunities to engage in the community and various programs offered by colleges.

    Cons

    There is not much room for personal growth or professional development here. Depending on what area you work in, you may be in a constant state of questioning your job security. The infrastructure in systems and organizational charts are constantly changing, providing a lack of clarity. System implementation is usually completed too quickly and inefficiently, creating multiple problem areas down the line. The recent financial discoveries have created immense pressure on employees to do more work than time or training allows with lack of appropriate compensation or support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some focus needs to be given to the employees who make the University system run. There is not a huge feeling that employees are highly valued by the organization. System wide processed need to be given more attention at the time of planning by bringing in end-users who have valuable insight to share.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Typical government job that paid their employees in peanuts.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Denton, TX

    I worked at University of North Texas part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The university worked around my schedule, which was great. My job was also located right next to my classes, which was a plus as well.

    Cons

    Paid minimum wage, and I was the only employee that actually did anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees a little more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place as assistant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Denton, TX

    I worked at University of North Texas part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Best Place to work as teaching assistant. Upper management is accessible. Really lovely people to work with and supportive as well. You can do your own work while you are free from the students.

    Cons

    No hike on the career. Salary is very low. Working hour is sometime annoying. I highly recommend this university for international students as well as those who are seeking job opportunities here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should give some more benefit to the teaching assistant as well.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Two steps forward and one step back

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Construction Specialist III
    Current Employee - Construction Specialist III

    I have been working at University of North Texas full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Low-stress environment, Facilities staff are good-hearted people, stable job, clear lines of responsibility and job functions, exciting period of potential growth and improvement of the university, competitive benefits package. There are some bright and experienced individuals across the board in various administrative and academic departments that make collaboration fun and meaningful.

    Cons

    Political culture, lack of vision for integrating similar but disparate university functions, salary increases are difficult and rare, poor fiscal transparency. Facilities Management staff are generally not driven to strive for improvements in work practices because there's an older, jaded workforce that is weary of change or new things because their compensation will not increase. Not a great place for young, eager professionals looking for exciting challenges in their everyday jobs.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to gain experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of North Texas full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, time off, and balance

    Cons

    Pay well below private market for similar positions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    If only it paid a living wage

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist III in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Specialist III in Denton, TX

    I have been working at University of North Texas full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great environment. Great benefits like huge discounts on tuition. They encourage their full time employees to continue their educations and celebrate their successes. They allow a lot of time off. Vacation, sick leave, holidays, and comp time (because they do not pay overtime.) They seem to care a great deal about their employees...they call off work if their is any ice. Personally, I love the students. They satisfy my maternal instincts. I think being in this atmosphere keeps me thinking young. Lots of really nice, interesting, talented co-workers

    Cons

    The pay is atrocious. Really really low. I have been there for 2 1/2 years and have only received one ann raise of $700. The politics can be positively Byzantine. Better be careful not to challenge any of the long haul employees. They can find a reason to "write you up" if they want to.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Full Time Staff member

    • 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 North Texas full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits - Insurance, retirement fund, sick leave, vacation leave. In my department, I had a pretty flexible schedule. FT Faculty and Staff get a tuition discount if you want to take classes.

    Cons

    Very little room to move up if you don't have the proper on-paper credentials. I could not get promoted because of my lack of a master's degree, despite having years of experience. From what I am told, these are requirements of the State of Texas, not my department's. The pay rate is barely liveable for a one-person household.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I enjoy working for everyone who is above me. They are doing all the right things to make this a good workplace, and to promote the mission of my department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    SA

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Denton, TX

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

    Pros

    Good experience, and great room to grow as a student and leader. Helps with teamwork, etc.

    Cons

    Time management issues. Sometimes it can be difficult to manage the job and classes at the same time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing, really

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Surprisingly political

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor

    I have been working at University of North Texas full-time

    Pros

    It's academia, you get a lot more individual freedom of expression.

    Cons

    The flow of information is so controlled it makes getting anything done almost impossible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Lots of room for improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of North Texas

    Pros

    Tuition rebate, good benefits, low stress

    Cons

    Very low pay, little room for advancement, university does not seem to want to change even though many changes would be beneficial

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, have higher standards for your leadership in each office, pay employees better than what a student can earn

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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