University of Colorado Denver

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Well designed operations and resources

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Former Employee - Coordinator in Denver, CO
Former Employee - Coordinator in Denver, CO

I worked at University of Colorado Denver full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

CU does a great job of aligning business operations policy and procedure. Made it very easy and clear what was expected and how to work within the system.

Cons

Getting in and out of downtown Denver, especially in bad weather. The cost of parking. The main campus in Boulder thinks they're better, which is ridiculous - it's the same institution.

Recommends
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    Very happy

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at University of Colorado Denver as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The campus is very large and expanding constantly. This means there are a lot of labs on campus promoting collaboration. Researchers have access to the University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital - providing a lot of clinical support to research. Getting to campus is easy and traffic isn't too bad, usually. Facilities are new and clean; support staff is great.

    Cons

    Campus is in Aurora and the area isn't the best. Parking is expensive and you don't really have a chance to opt out since there is no close off-campus parking. "Big name" PIs and certain departments hoard lab space and leave them empty while smaller labs are packed into single bays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This depends on your department, PI, lab manager etc... Some labs are great while others are sweat shops.

    Recommends
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    Great benefits. Great people. Rough hours

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    Current Employee - Communications in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Communications in Aurora, CO

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

    Pros

    Staff at all levels are passionate, smart, inspirational, and truly care about their field. Faculty and researchers are happy to time time to educate others on what they do, why they do it, and how it'll help mankind someday. The retirement benefits and PTO are outstanding. You receive 11 paid holidays and about three weeks vacation each year. The vacation and sick time rolls over each year.

    Cons

    Rough hours are a sign of the economy across all industries and employer types. You may be assigned the workload of three or more people and are expected to pull it off flawlessly. While supervisors are appreciative and genuinely care, there's nothing they can do given tight budgets from countless cut-backs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are burning out your top performers. Distribute the workload more evenly across all staff instead of a handful of staff. It's better for everyone to work a little overtime than to make a small portion of your staff carry the brunt of that burden. The overall university system cares about the community and giving back. Affording your staff more balance would help them give back more regularly. Personally, I've not been able to allocate volunteer time in two years now and I used to volunteer at least once each month.

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