University of Cincinnati Reviews

Updated April 7, 2015
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  1. Good place to work, great people, limited room to grow career-wise

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at University of Cincinnati full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I worked at UC as non-faculty staff employee in an IT-related field. The people were wonderful to work with and the work was interesting & challenging during the tenure of my projects. The management was good and generally kept a good relationship with non-faculty staff. The pay was below industry standards for my field, however the employee benefits made up for it (generous vacation time and enrollment in most university courses were free).

    Cons

    There was no room for me to grow in my technical career at UC. There were openings in management and teaching positions, but I was mostly interested in staying in technical development or research.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for more career growth for non-faculty staff especially in IT areas

  2. Well organized, everything from wages to paperwork were provided timely.

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    Current Employee - Circulation in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Circulation in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    No challenges with supervisors, coworkers were easy to get along with, and it was easy to rearrange schedules if necessary. Supervisors provided good feedback, and guided us effectively without acting authoritative.

    Cons

    Sometimes schedules and procedures seemed too structured. Some of the policies could have used more flexibility. Occasionally understaffed, but not often.

    Advice to Management

    Get more feedback from staff in order to address recurring issues.

  3. Great university

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at University of Cincinnati full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The university as a whole is awesome. The graduate students program are also being improved on a supply demand basis too

    Cons

    The funding for research is going downhill so intellectual freedom is limited but the professors are supportive which makes up for it.

    Advice to Management

    As an international student I would want the visa renewal process simplified but that's about it.

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  5. Great place for a student to get some solid on-the-job experience while still maintaining their education

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    Current Employee - Student Affairs IT Support in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Student Affairs IT Support in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    --Had the opportunity to work alongside some great people.
    --Got my foot in the door and made some great connections.
    --Learned alot about how the University operates on a larger scale than normal students.
    --Studied IT related coursework while simultaneously being able to apply said coursework in my day-to-day tasks.
    --Management worked with my schedule: I was a student first and my studies always came ahead of my job.

    Cons

    Glass door wants me to list cons even if there's aren't any?

    I dunno. Sometimes someone didn't clean the coffee pot. Who cares? The job itself was phenom.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.

  6. Part time IT student worker at law school at University of Cincinnati

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Time flexibility and no rushing work environment. Employer is friendly and cooperative too.

    Cons

    No cons for me till now.

  7. good place to work, nice people

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at University of Cincinnati full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    benefits are good. city is nice for someone with family.

    Cons

    parking fee is expensive. very few options for lunch place in walking distance from university.

    Advice to Management

    free parking or option for cheaper parking.

  8. Working at UC

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at University of Cincinnati

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

    Pros

    As a student you learn a lot about office decorum. It is almost like a paid internship.

    Cons

    The work gets pretty repetitive.

  9. UC's mission is great, but the management is too decentralized.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

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

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

    Pros

    You truly know that you are making a difference. UC has over 40,000 students and pursues very high level research, and it's good to know that you are making a difference.

    Cons

    The management of employees is horrendous. Starting with the onboarding process, while people in human resources are nice, their systems are outdated and it lead to my not getting payed properly until two months after I started. In addition, the pay is terrible, and the chances of getting a raise without a title change are slim to none.

    Advice to Management

    Please give HR the funds necessary to do their jobs properly. I know that as a public non-profit, it's hard to raise pay, but at least get it to your employees on time.

  10. Great place to work if you are dual income

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at University of Cincinnati

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of WONDERFUL things about working on a university campus. There is a lot of energy. You are able to play a role in students' lives.

    Cons

    There isn't a pay scale in place to ensure that you are compensated for what you actually do. Whatever pay you hire on with is generally where you will stay unless you are able to change departments and your position. If you enjoy your job, that is actually a bad thing because to get a pay increase you HAVE to change departments!

    Advice to Management

    Compensate those who actually work hard. There are people finishing degrees, playing on Facebook, and "hanging out" who make more than many who are working hard and can barely make ends meet. Pay people what they would get paid in private industry! As a university you pay less than what a first year teacher would make for someone with a masters is beyond comprehension.

  11. great organization. largest employer in the area

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at University of Cincinnati full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    benefits, time-off policies, good training

    Cons

    the bureaucracy and red tape of a very large organization

    Advice to Management

    create more teaching opportunities for non-tenure faculty

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