University of North Texas

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Wonderful working for a large university.

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Student Contact Representative in Denton, TX
Former Employee - Student Contact Representative in Denton, TX

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

Pros

The biggest pro to working for UNT is the insurance benefits and paid time off. Generally whenever class is not in session most office are closed, this is in addition to your paid vacation and sick leave. Most of the amenities that are available to the students are available to employees, some with a modest fee but nothing compared to what you would pay off campus.

Cons

The biggest con about working at UNT was the fact that it is extremely difficult to be promoted upwardly rather than laterally. I was there from July 2007 to January 2011 and ended with the same position and salary I started with. I applied for over 45 jobs throughout the campus and received only a handful of interviews and no other offers. This is the same for just about all of my coworkers. My position could not even be expanded so that I could be offered a larger salary, you get what you start with. The only reason I no longer work at UNT was because I had no future there. It is deplorable in my opinion to work four years in one job with no promotion nor salary increase.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look more closely at employees that have been with you for years to promote rather than consistently looking outside the university.

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    Culture is excellent, financially it's a bit low.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denton, TX

    I have been working at University of North Texas full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Granted, each area of the university is different depending on where you work. I work with Student Services and I love my coworkers and my current position.

    Cons

    Very difficult to move up, financial rewards are the pits (i.e., non-existent).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fight a little harder for your employees. Let them know they're valuable assets even if their paychecks are frozen.

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    Good people but hard to move up

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denton, TX

    I have been working at University of North Texas full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits--great health insurance and retirement plan. The tuition discount is also amazing for anyone who wants to take some classes. The campus is nice and it's awesome to work with students.

    Cons

    Comparatively low pay to other universities in the area. Difficult to get promoted as a staff member, though I have no idea what it's like as faculty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that we are here first and foremost to serve students and to educate. I think a lot of upper level staff start to think of the school like a private business.

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