University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

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great place to work

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Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Boulder, CO
Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Boulder, CO

I worked at University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Pros

Great work-life balance, interesting work, interesting people, beautiful location, great benefits especially for parents (generous family sick leave plan). Excellent 403b plan with TIAA-CREF with 5% contribution required matched by 10%; vested immediately. Low turnover.

Cons

Working in the basement and only seeing daylight at lunch. Low-turnover sometimes means fewer new ideas. Funding uncertainty is affecting morale.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue what you are doing. It's a great place to work.

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    very satisfictory

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

    Pros

    flexible schedule, many career developing paths

    Cons

    Research field is somewhat narrow. Limited

    Recommends
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

    Pros

    Work that contributes to society. People who, for the most part, try to do the right thing. The ability to work relatively independently, depending on circumstances.

    Cons

    Stovepiping between functional groups. An over reliance, in some situations, on the supervisory structure as opposed to a more sophisticated approach that considers both supervisory and project management activities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The supervisors in some groups think their group is organized functionally when, in fact, the groups activities have a more matrixed structure. If project-managers were included in the decision-making processes that affect them, then the groups would be more efficient, productive, make less risky decisions, and have higher morale. The supervisors appear to have a blind-spot in this area and behave as if they were unconsciously protective of their power.

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