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State budget cuts impact ability to maintain work/life balance

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

I have been working at University of Colorado

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good people to work with and strong VPs and President

Cons

With the budget cuts, my organization is 1 person deep in vital areas, impacting the ability for people to take relaxing vacations

Advice to Management

In order to compete with Denver companies, CU needs to ensure salaries are competitive and ensure proper work/life balance can be maintained.

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  1. Beautiful place to work in Boulder, a bit too Bureaucratic though

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO

    I worked at University of Colorado

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Boulder is one of the most beautiful cities in America, plus working for a university keeps things fresh and exciting

    Cons

    I found a lot of policies to be extremely bureaucratic. I worked in athletics, and everything we did had to be sent up the chain of command.

    Advice to Management

    It would be in your best interest to hire people you trust, and instead of so much micro-managing, you could simply allow people to do their jobs... much more effiicient


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    Eye opening; not always in a positive way.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at University of Colorado

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to working with both a large public sector employer and a large and variable customer base; Learned how to navigate politics in a large institution; ability to work with business and acedemia;

    Cons

    Large budget cuts at the state level resulted in more work to do with less people -projects may not always get finished; Sr. management didn't always share changes or information that staff may have felt was critical; politics resulted in challenging working conditions;; management didn't know how to foster a cohesive working environment

    Advice to Management

    Be open to receive staff level input on in ideas and execution since they are the ones on the front line. Build trust by being honest about sharing information that can be shared vs. information that you can't share immediately.


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