The University of Texas-Pan American

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The University of Texas-Pan American Reviews in Edinburg, TX

Updated November 16, 2014
Updated November 16, 2014
40 Reviews
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The University of Texas-Pan American President Robert S. Nelsen
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  1.  

    A great university

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Edinburg, TX
    Current Employee - Instructor in Edinburg, TX

    I have been working at The University of Texas-Pan American part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, easy tasks, multicultural employees, large city

    Cons

    Hot weather, busy job, time pressure

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Relax place but don't think you have many opportunities to move

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    Current Employee - Information Technology in Edinburg, TX
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Edinburg, TX

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

    Pros

    Secure job and relax environment. Health benefits are ok

    Cons

    Govt budget always tied, in the past 5 years just one merit. Salary is below industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to provide employees annual bonuses or merits.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    So sad that they keep people that are so negative about it and the institution; yet lose good hard working people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburg, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburg, TX

    I worked at The University of Texas-Pan American full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits - people afraid of speaking up due to all the changes going on.

    Cons

    So sad that they keep people that are so negative about it and the institution; yet lose good hard working people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have some bad people in key positions that are a liability to utpa; unfortunately you don't hear both sides of the story and just listen to the loud ones.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It is very helpful in regards to student employment.

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

    I worked at The University of Texas-Pan American part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Bosses vary, sometimes you'll have a great boss and sometimes not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the work of your subordinates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Loved it the president

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    Current Employee - Work Study in Edinburg, TX
    Current Employee - Work Study in Edinburg, TX

    I have been working at The University of Texas-Pan American full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I loved the hours and flexibility working as a workstudy

    Cons

    None my office was awesome

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let workstudy work more hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Software Development at UTPA

    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Edinburg, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Edinburg, TX

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

    Pros

    A very nice academic environmen

    Cons

    Immature practices on information technology

  8.  

    Provided diverse learning opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Work Study in Edinburg, TX
    Former Employee - Work Study in Edinburg, TX

    I worked at The University of Texas-Pan American part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    As a work study, was able to create my own schedule and have flexibility. It was very convenient to work on campus. It was easy to work in a new field and gained new skills. Understanding supervisors.

    Cons

    It was difficult to get work study awards. Office of financial aid really didn't know who had work study or when it would be available. Only had a limited number of hours to work. Minimum wage.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent learning experience.

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

    I have been working at The University of Texas-Pan American as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    UTPA lets students work around their schedule. UTPA provided a lot of knowledge from coworkers.

    Cons

    Do not have cons at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Only good to support my study there

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Edinburg, TX
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Edinburg, TX

    I have been working at The University of Texas-Pan American part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good if you get to work with a great boss.

    Cons

    Not a secure job, depending on the budget

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to learn some management skills

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Nepotism and political interests: More than average.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburg, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburg, TX

    I worked at The University of Texas-Pan American full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Most jobs are laid back. Great for those without high aspirations.

    Cons

    If you want to shine, this is not the place to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let hiring managers know they should not have people already lined-up for a job, especially a friend or family. This happens really often and top management does nothing about. And when I mean nothing I mean zero, null, nada.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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