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Great benefits, laid back atmosphere, not great opportunities for growth

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Graduate Program Coordinator in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Graduate Program Coordinator in Austin, TX

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

Pros

good insurance, great vacation and sick leave, laid back, excellent retirement plan, more secure and stable than private industry

Cons

not a lot of room for growth, salaries are on the low side, bureaucracy sometimes protects and sometimes restricts, politics

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Value the employees you have and create as much room for growth and raises as possible. Respect staff as a vital part of the University.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Fun if you already bleed orange but overall staff are undervalued

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Good benefits (especially the staff education benefit, health insurance and retirement options), work environments can be great depending on your supervisor. There are a lot of trainings and there can be room for growth, but it may require switching departments or colleges.

    Cons

    Salary is not commensurate with experience or comparable positions elsewhere; there's no adjusting for cost of living increases. Ironically, education is undervalued by hiring managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look around and imagine the faculty and students trying to get by without the staff who make sure the buildings are ready, bills are paid and paperwork is processed. UT needs to do a much better job at providing raises, job progression and allowing for career growth of its staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    winter break; leave policy (carryover vacation and sick time from year to year); campus atmosphere; health insurance is okay (same or better in most corporations); free access to public transportation; the staff educational benefit is potentially useful, but it has some silly limitations, so do some research to make sure it will apply to the program you are interested in

    Cons

    The classified staff person's experience at UT is drastically different from the A&P, executive, academic or athletic division experience and hugely disappointing. Pay is extremely low and raises are rare (and typically a fraction of what they should be). Parking is expensive (use public transportation if possible); the vision insurance isn't as good as in most corporations; the distributed administrative and management system is inefficient and hampers innovation and promotion pathways. The current effort to fix this isn't very promising as it appears it is being managed haphazardly and primarily as a power grabbing opportunity. It's a good place to lay low for awhile; otherwise, give it a miss.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive and academic elitism destroys morale and creates a very stagnant business environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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