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University of Colorado Colorado Springs Reviews

Updated July 29, 2014
Updated July 29, 2014
11 Reviews

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  1.  

    My time as a student employee at UCCS was a great learning experience.

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    Former Employee - Helpdesk Technician  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Technician in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at University of Colorado Colorado Springs part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As a student employee, I had a great time working with students and faculty members. The diverse experience in the IT department was a great launchpad for greater IT jobs.

    Cons

    Difficult customers sometimes made it hard to work well, but still providing excellent troubleshooting and customer service experiences.

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    Good.

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    Current Employee - UCCS IT  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - UCCS IT in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is the environment. Good job for those without much experience in the work place.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges is that you may need to learn many computer related problems and solutions that commonly happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing, its working great!

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    Great for entry level experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great networking. Beautiful view. Leadership engages in community and campus activities.

    Cons

    Salary is low comparable to similar markets. Hiring and promotions with cronyism. Parking is bad and expensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not ignore employees' concerns and growth potentials.

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  5.  

    Excellent education by people who care about whether you learn, not just if you get good grades.

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant/Grader  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant/Grader in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at University of Colorado Colorado Springs part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Involved professors who always have time for students, expanding facilities to meet growing student population, still small enough to feel like you aren't lost in the system.

    Cons

    Limited parking - number one complaint from faculty, staff and students doesn't seem to be much of a priority while students/ classroom capacity is expanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be very careful you don't fall into "ivory tower syndrome". Get out and talk to people and find out what they really see needs improvement.

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  6.  

    Being a professor can be a great job and UCCS offers a very positive work environment and culture.

    Current Employee - Professor  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Professor in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    Very positive organizational culture with lots of supportive, friendly, and bright people to work with. Great location if you like the mountains and a sunny climate. The university also provides lots of flexibility to do what you want to do in your research and teaching. Overall, it is a very encouraging, open, and positive place for tenure track faculty.

    Cons

    Salaries are a bit below market and like many universities it is somewhat slow to change and do new things

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    A great place to work, and a great place to attend - but just don't get branded as a student.

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    Former Employee - Helpdesk Technician  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Technician in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at University of Colorado Colorado Springs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The culture at UCCS, for the most part, was very good for a "commuter school." Everyone was friendly, and you knew everyone in your department. Overall A.

    Cons

    At times it seemed like the University aspect of working could get to the employees. The climate had some shifts when there were no students around, and hints of disapproval of students could be seen.

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  8.  

    UCCS is a great place to learn and to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    The campus offers a nice work environment with smart co-workers, a good positive vibe, 9 credit per year tuition benefit, and a good small-campus feel. The university is in a growth phase with lots of new construction. It is exciting to witness the school's transformation from a commuter school to a traditional university with dorms and lots of campus activities.

    Cons

    Parking is a problem, limited career opportunities for non PhDs, many salaries are below market but the benefits help make up for some of the difference.

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  9.  

    The experience was excellent. Great for entry level work.

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at University of Colorado Colorado Springs as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    The environment is friendly with expectations to improve oneself. Flexible scheduling willing to work around personal needs. Strong encouragement to take on new challenges and be successful. Fellow peers are helpful and encouraging. A good place to gain experience and stretch oneself as an undergraduate.

    Cons

    Low pay not a lot of income support for undergraduate research. However, this is not a tremendous con because the position is more about experience. Individuals are expected to be extremely independent can be problematic when one is not sure how to move forward on a project.

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  10.  

    A Great Place To Work

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant (Work-study)  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant (Work-study) in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at University of Colorado Colorado Springs part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Campus is full of great people. The Faculty and Staff are friendly, knowledgeable and seem very happy to be working at the University.

    Cons

    Work study pay is minimal, but that is to be expected. Other employees get average or better pay.

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  11.  

    Fast-growing campus with lots of changes

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at University of Colorado Colorado Springs

    Pros

    Most of the management follows a servant leadership style, where they believe in positively helping their employees to grow and develop as professionals. This has been really valuable in my experiences working here.

    Cons

    The leadership team often seems to have their own agenda. They are very effective at accomplishing change and keeping our campus operations efficient and cost-effective (sometimes through very creative accounting practices), but they are often dismissive of lower management's concerns or needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership team needs to focus more on academic and research growth and the needs of students over the auxiliary departments. Many auxiliary areas have seen a boom in growth and development while student-specific areas have stagnated.

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