UTHealth Houston

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UTHealth Houston Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
70 Reviews
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UTHealth Houston President ad interim Giuseppe N. Colasurdo
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good benefits, nice people to work with, pay always on time (in 7 reviews)

  • Great institution, great benefits, great collaborative environment (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • salaries are low (except for some top departments, centers) (in 4 reviews)

  • I was a casual employee so no benefits, low pay (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very professional and dedicated employees.

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant I in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Assistant I in Houston, TX

    I have been working at UTHealth Houston

    Pros

    Nice working environment and great atmosphere. Holiday parties and cultural fairs. Not in the middle of the Texas Medical Center so it is less chaotic.

    Cons

    Parking of course is pricy and there are graduate students everywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer discounted parking to staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Large Organization

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    Former Employee - Systems and Applications Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Systems and Applications Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at UTHealth Houston full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big University with all of the pros that come with that kind of work place. Good benefits and time off. Stable. Pay was sub par, but the benefits outweigh that aspect.

    Cons

    Not particularly exciting environment to work in. Pretty bureaucratic and formal. Not a great deal of access to career development opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider investing more into your employees. You can't really be top tier if your only focused on image and not actual results.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Relaxed Environment

    Former Employee - Instructional Technology Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Instructional Technology Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at UTHealth Houston part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Tasks are routine-based and not challenging at all. Relaxed office environment and friendly employees. Work under no competition and no pressure.

    Cons

    Boring atmosphere, almost no humor in the office. People rarely think out of the box; lack of creativity and energy. High turnover rate. Low wage.

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  5.  

    UTHealth is an amazing company with excellent benefits and a flexible work environment.

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    Former Employee - Clinical Systems Administrator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Clinical Systems Administrator in Houston, TX

    I worked at UTHealth Houston full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    State benefits are hard to beat and managers generally maintain a healthy work life balance for their employees.

    Cons

    Pay is a bit low compared to other employers in the medical center, but it's offset by great benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Helpful to build relationships, but not very challenging

    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at UTHealth Houston full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    When work is slow, you can continue working on your studies/homework assignments, etc which is helpful as a student. You get to know a lot of the faculty, and can build relationships with future colleagues and/or employers.

    Cons

    Not very challenging work, can get monotonous. No opportunity for direct advancement or expansion of responsibilities.

  7.  

    Tolerable So Far

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at UTHealth Houston full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, excellent benefits, decent pay.

    Cons

    Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants are not valued in this company. If you expect to make all the providers have almost the same responsibilities but with less than half the pay and no bonuses and other extra perks, it isolates a group and causes a resentment, which will push an employee categorized in that group to look for employment elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe give all the healthcare providers equal perks such as bonuses and not leave a single group out. Even if it is not as much of a bonus or raise, it is still a show of appreciation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place for training

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UTHealth Houston

    Pros

    Exceptional place for learning and training in the biggest medical center of the world

    Cons

    As any postdoctoral salaries are low compensation

  9.  

    Really a great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Coordinator
    Former Employee - Research Coordinator

    I worked at UTHealth Houston full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The group I worked with was awesome and I contribute this to my happiness while with this company. They also have a very generous holiday schedule, which was great for me with so much family out of state.

    Cons

    The pay could have been a little better. My supervisor had to fight with HR when she hired me and then continually to provide raises.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A Fantastic Place to Build your Career

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant I in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Assistant I in Houston, TX

    I have been working at UTHealth Houston full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You get to work with some of the best Scientists in their field. It's probably the best place to start a research oriented Career.

    Cons

    Bad Pay , in fact the Salary is lesser than minimum wage ( with the amount of hours you Put in per day ).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the Base pay for Research assistants.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for graduate study

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at UTHealth Houston full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Located in the largest medical center in the world, a lot of exposure to medical and research areas, six schools in different health related directions

    Cons

    As a graduate research assistant here, my salary is very low.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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