Texas Tech Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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Pros
  • Great work environment where everyone helped each other out (in 17 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, good management, good for student employment (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Texas Tech has a drawback that it is in the middle of nowhere (in 4 reviews)

  • Low pay, not enough actual teaching experience (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Was a great experience working for Texas Tech

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Texas Tech part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work with your schedule as a student. They make sure you are able to get your work done while also being able to make time for school.

    Cons

    Not paid super well. Often work more than 20-hours, however, state law only lets them pay students for 20-hours of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers get paid much more than students, so looking out making sure students are not working more than they are paid for, (or much more).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Texas Tech was a pretty good university to work for.

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Lubbock, TX
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Lubbock, TX

    I worked at Texas Tech

    Pros

    It was very flexible and allowed me to schedule work around school. The work was not very stressful and the environment was easy to work in.

    Cons

    Occasionally, payroll was a little hard to deal with. The parking at Texas Tech can some times be a hassle as well. It is just such a big campus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing on and making Texas Tech a great place to work. Remember the values of the university and strive for honor!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Teaching Assistant/ Dept. of Petroleum Eng./ Texas Tech U.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Tech

    Pros

    Reasonable salary
    Reasonable workload
    Gentle work environment
    Inexpensive city

    Cons

    Poor location
    Not much to do
    Probably not as friendly towards strangers as California :)

    Recommends
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  5. Good place to focus on thesis and nurturing and supportive faculty.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lubbock, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lubbock, TX

    I have been working at Texas Tech

    Pros

    You get out what you put in, so if you are motivated you can get a lot out of the program

    Cons

    Limited interaction with the rest of campus as our location is about 6 miles out of town.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish there were more seminar options to focus on things like grant writing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. It was a decent way to work through school.

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Lubbock, TX
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Lubbock, TX

    I have been working at Texas Tech part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They understand schedules as a student and usually work with us on tests and classes.

    Cons

    It's dull, you'll do many boring secretarial tasks. It's tough to care at times if you yearn for something creative and eventful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the assistants do more and be more of a student while we still can be.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Good working environment, great people at the university. Great starter job!

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    Current Intern - Human Resources Generalist in Lubbock, TX
    Current Intern - Human Resources Generalist in Lubbock, TX

    I have been working at Texas Tech as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    There's a great support system, lots of experience learned with this department

    Cons

    lots of busy work to do

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. Student Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Texas Tech part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The hours are fairly flexible - this comes in handy during midterms and finals times. You're not expected to work over the summer, which is nice.

    Cons

    The pay is fairly low, which is to be expected for a student job. However, it's impossible to support yourself on the minimum wage salary provided.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your student assistants with more respect and allow more flexibility. A lot of us work hard to juggle full time studies and a job concurrently.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. Good work-life balance!

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Lubbock, TX
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Lubbock, TX

    I have been working at Texas Tech full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very understanding supervisors, lot of time to learn new things, recognition for good work!

    Cons

    less pay as compared to many other universities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase the pay for the employees at least twice a year

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Life in Academia

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lubbock, TX
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lubbock, TX

    I worked at Texas Tech part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a great place to work while you are going to school.The work is rewarding and you are always working on the leading edge of your field. It is a very respected institution. The people are incredible talented and you will learn something new everyday

    Cons

    It doesn't pay much but it pays better than other universities, especially for engineering. There are also a lot of dust storms in Lubbock.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Graduate research assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Tech

    Pros

    The faculty are good. The salary for RA and TA is very competitive compared to most of universities in US. Good place for studying.

    Cons

    Lubbock is a mid size town with 200K population. The location is not that good, more than 6 hour drive to any big city.

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