University of Cincinnati Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
159 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance with exciting research (in 6 reviews)

  • UC has a great work environment and great benefits (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Fairly low pay scale all around, and offices are run-of-the-mill (in 5 reviews)

  • Very few opportunities for career advancement (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Research at University of Cincinnati

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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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Local Environment proximity to Children's Hospital, Shriner's Burns Hospital

    Cons

    Political decisions and changes are not always aligned with researchers' interest

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was great.

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    Current Employee - Senior Field Tech  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Field Tech in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at University of Cincinnati full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Free college for you and your family.

    Cons

    Hard to get raises, or promotions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    PhD student in Biomedical Sciences

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    Former Employee - Doctoral Student  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Doctoral Student in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at University of Cincinnati full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The Medical Campus is small enough to get familiar with all departments and have a sense of what is going on- research focus, lectures, where to get support for graduate students.

    Cons

    I saw enormous change in department chairs, finances, and faculty while there- making it really difficult to have program continuity and graduate in less than 7 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop using graduate students as slave labor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great school, greater connections

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

    I have been working at University of Cincinnati full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working at UC has many benefits such as excellent health insurance coverage, tuition remission, and flexible working hours. I recently began taking advantage of the tuition remission program and I wish I started much sooner. Another benefit from working at an academic institution, you're off on snow days!

    Cons

    Because UC is a public institution, there's very little room for career advancement. Pay raises are standardized and regulated. I started in an entry level position and have had a very difficult time moving up. I suggest taking advantage of the tuition remission program and pursue a higher education degree or certification right away (especially if you start at an entry level position).

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    The job has one of the most incompetent staffs of all time.

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    Former Employee - Telerecruiter  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Telerecruiter in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at University of Cincinnati full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The job is super simple to do anyone can do it.

    Cons

    The management staff is one short of a dozen. There are too many chiefs and not nearly enough Indians.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no one message between anyone in management. Everyone from manager to supervisors are not on the same page. This is one place where common sense is not applied. Think about how to help staff make goals instead punishing staff for ideas that you made that where bound to fail. Lastly, fella's! Please! Please! Please! Let the staff help you with ideas, what management comes up with barely makes the grade.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good employer, but colleagues are not all friendly.

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    Former Employee - Visiting Assistant Professor  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Visiting Assistant Professor in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at University of Cincinnati full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The HR department is very effective, and the medical insurance is very good for employees. All the functioning department I have worked with are very nice. The department Head was very nice and helpful.

    Cons

    One thing I don't like, and one that affects my decision of leaving the position, is that the colleagues are very detached from each other, especially when you are new. I was a faculty member, and except for two friends I had known long ago and my supervisors, all other faculty members are like "not knowing me all the time". It's like walking, dining and teaching all by yourself: no help, no instruction, no chat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build up a more friendly working environment

  8.  

    Good to employees

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

    I have been working at University of Cincinnati full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are all kinds of benefits for UC employees. I have obtained my Masters degree, part-time, online, while working full-time, with tuition remission (though it is taxed as an employee benefit, which over the course of 2 1/2 years has totalled about $20,000 out of my pocket in taxes). There are excellent benefits and programs to ensure employees are happy. I've been fortunate to have a wonderful supervisor and department to help me grow in my position.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, in my line of work, there's not much advancement in my position, unless I obtain a much higher level of education, which I'm not planning on pursuing in this particular field.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Really great learning experience

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at University of Cincinnati part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Professors & Staff are really helpful

    Cons

    None. You have to bring your A game.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Cincinnati

    Pros

    It is a good college.

    Cons

    There are not much chance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good

  11.  

    Overall a great employer

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at University of Cincinnati full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and vacation/sick time, rewarding work, lovely co-workers, very understanding when children are ill, tuition remission

    Cons

    Difficult to get a promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help employees learn, grow, and move up within the university. Offer pay raises when warranted - especially when there are news stories about the "higher ups" getting significant bonuses or raises. "Staff" rarely gets a 3% raise with an annual review.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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