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Updated June 15, 2015
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  1. Work Study

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Metro State University of Denver

    Pros

    Flexible hours to work around school schedule

    Cons

    Not enough pay for position, could be more.


  2. Work Study- Office Assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at Metro State University of Denver

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Experienced with small group work environment

    Cons

    Worked a lot with students


  3. Work Study Student Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Metro State University of Denver

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They are flexible with your class schedule.

    Cons

    They only pay $10/hr. This is less than Walmart pay entry level employees.

    Advice to Management

    Change the rate of pay and allow raises.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great environment but low salaries

    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Denver, CO

    I worked at Metro State University of Denver full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with students in a environment that is always changing. Great for first starting out, getting experience and plenty of opportunities across campus.

    Cons

    Pay is fairly low, especially for teachers. They would do well to invest in their teacher salaries rather than building new office buildings for their admins.

    Advice to Management

    Quit worrying about how to expand the campus and your higher level employee salaries. Start worrying about keeping students engaged with high quality teachers.


  6. Higher Education Career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Support/BSW Advisor in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Program Support/BSW Advisor in Denver, CO

    I worked at Metro State University of Denver

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working in higher education has many benefits, particularly if you are seeking Tuition Reimbursement for an advanced degree. There are also a plethora of organizations you can be a member of as well as adding to your professional background by serving on institutional committees.

    Cons

    It is not uncommon to do the work of more than one person. That is, although you might have a clearly defined role and scope of work and responsibilities, there simply is so much to do at the department and university level that invariably you take on the work of another position that is not filled. This is most often the case with state-funded, not-for-profit institutions.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate silos and acknowledge the indirect contributions of those employees in work areas that will affect the larger work areas and goals of the department/university.


  7. Great place to work for

    Current Employee - Tutor in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Tutor in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Metro State University of Denver part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good mentor-ship, friendly office culture. I am holding a work-study position and my supervisor has been very nice and understanding to me. Everyone in my workplace is always willing to help each other in handling difficult situations. We get to study when it's not busy on the floor. Training meetings are always fun time when we meet all of our peers and have a great time together.

    Cons

    Everyone starts with the same pay rate no matter what degree that person is holding. There is little promoting opportunity or upward mobility in my job.


  8. No accountability

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Metro State University of Denver full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    State employment means decent benefits including health insurance and generous leave policies.

    Cons

    Staff and management are not held accountable for their job duties. Staff bullying and generally feeling unsafe in one's job are reported (see two recent campus climate surveys), with upper management making no observable changes.

    Advice to Management

    Have outside agency come in to do climate surveys and to address hostile and toxic workplace issues. Staff should feel comfortable to bring up issues without fear of retaliation or being fired.


  9. Great Experience as a Work Study/Student Hourly

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Call Center Lead Technician in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Call Center Lead Technician in Denver, CO

    I worked at Metro State University of Denver part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing staff to work for, great location, great hours flexibility, great environment, great sociability of the management staff, and exceptionally well kept offices.

    Cons

    The hours that you can get scheduled to work as a work study or student hourly caps at about 30 hours a week, unless you have a specific job that requires more hours.

    Advice to Management

    Adopting some sort of benefits would be a plus.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Associate Faculty at Metro State

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Faculty in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Associate Faculty in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Metro State University of Denver part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Always changing environment, must be able to think on your feet, interact with many different people, lots of freedom to cover material as long as it fits within the general education guidelines

    Cons

    little or no upward mobility for part-time faculty, limited guidance or support for developing coursework, many hours of prep work outside of class required but not compensated

    Advice to Management

    realize that some of your best instructor are the ones who will never have tenure, and actually pay them for the experience and skill they bring to your classrooms.


  11. It's a great place to work full-time, but affiliate employment is horrible.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Affiliate Professor of English in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Affiliate Professor of English in Denver, CO

    I worked at Metro State University of Denver part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Metro has amazing students and faculty; there is no doubt about that. People who work there are passionate about learning, and there are a lot of opportunities to learn new things and grow, even as an employee.

    Cons

    Affiliates make crappy money, are treated without respect, and have no benefits.



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