University of Texas System
3.6 of 5 176 reviews
www.utsystem.edu Austin, TX 5000+ Employees

University of Texas System Reviews

Updated Apr 7, 2014
University of Texas System – Dallas – “UT Dallas Cellier Center”

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3.6 176 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D.

Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D.

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82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Not worth it because of terrible management.

    Building Coordinator (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsIt is a great place to make new friends. Because all of the part time employees are students, it's an easy way to meet new people that you wouldn't otherwise.

    ConsAt least at Gregory gym, the management is terrible. Those who are responsible for the student staff are very incompetent, despite their years of experience. Unintelligent decisions leave student workers baffled and often don't even slightly consider worker moral. Even though RecSports operates through the work of students it functions like a corporation who doesn't care at all about it's employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand that your employees are students and that is what comes first in their lives. Yes this is a job, but it is a PART TIME on-campus job. Don't have unrealistic expectations about when employees are able to work or come in for meetings when this job isn't their highest priority. Actually consider the implications of your management actions before you perform them (i.e. don't yell at workers on shift, don't make it blatantly obvious that you pick favorites, try to actually consider student schedules and constraints).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible job

    Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsNone at all to be precise

    ConsLong hours, Horrible boss, less pay

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease provide training to senior officials.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a good place for young faculty

    Lecturer (Former Employee)
    Odessa, TX

    ProsThe benefit is OK. The UT Direct system is convenient and friendly. I can still use it even I left for a year. That is good so I can still get my information updated and get my W2.

    ConsThe school management don't care the development of the young faculty. The pay is low. There is not much raise.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    below satisfactory research experience

    Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee)
    Arlington, TX

    Prosresearch in some labs are great but done mostly by phd assistants, leaving students getting exposure to learning and focusing on research techniques rather than innovation

    Consbiomedical dept course structure is very bad, research opportunities are very few. you would be lucky if you stepped into a lab to research on a project.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Nightmarish Bureaucracy

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt's nice to work at a "public ivy" and the benefits and pay are decent. Work depends a lot on the professor and some are great and others not so much.

    ConsGetting a bad professor can be terrible. The worst, though, is the nightmarish bureaucracy that requires seemingly endless amounts of paperwork and finagling to get anything done.

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    great place, but few horrible administrators

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    Prosgreat potential for growth
    great people
    good benefits
    good flexible hours
    fantastic students
    lots of space
    campus is getting nicer and nicer

    Consfew horrible administrators; otherwise great people

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    Might want to look elsewhere

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    ProsThere are some very competent people working here but in general these people are not in leadership roles.

    ConsThere is a lot money wasted by this organization for unnecessary high level employee 'perks' that is really sad considering we are cutting staff at lower levels.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUT needs to stop their leadership's politcal arm wrestling and and start focusing on more worthwhile objectives such as research, patient care and retention of good employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It used to be a pretty good place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    Prosdecent benefits, good amount of time off, nice to work in an academic environment and be part of something bigger than yourself.

    ConsIt is a very silo-ed organization. Seems like the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing. There are pockets of very inept management and they seem to skate along under the radar and create a hostile and uncomfortable work environment. In certain positions and departments there is not any room for upward movement in positions. They hand pick those people they feel have potential and provide them with a few resources to better themselves but most people are left to fend for themselves.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to create a better work environment. Look at management and weed out those who are not benefiting the organization. Ideas of Texas is a good start but I don't see much action happening to fix the things employees have pointed out.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    State Employee Syndrome runs rampant with middle management.

    Logistics Manager (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsGreat benefits
    Casual atmosphere
    Great location
    The job itself is very satisfying
    Can be very creative and inspiring

    ConsHorrible pay-far below average, no living wage increases, etc (but the football coach gets $5 mil)
    Long hours
    Incompetent and absent management
    Antiquated processes
    Very unorganized throughout the whole organization
    It's impossible to get fired so there are a lot of people that barely do their job
    Efficiency is not a concern with any department
    Everything moves very, very slow
    Very challenging to move up because middle management will never leave their positions because they can get away with doing NOTHING
    Too many politics
    The faculty are impossible to work with, especially if they have tenure

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere really needs to be a complete overhaul to the culture of the organization and management needs to step it up and start managing. Maybe if they just showed up to work once in awhile, they might know what is actually going on.

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    Worst job i've ever had!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGreat work/life balance. Never worked a minute after 5:00pm.

    ConsWorst job i've ever had! This place is a breeding ground for mediocrity. If you're poor at your job, you should work here. You'll never get fired and management is fine with the mediocrity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean house! Good lord! Hire some people who actually care about the organization and want to make it better. There is never an excuse for organization-wide mediocrity.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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