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University of Colorado Colorado Springs Reviews

Updated February 19, 2015
Updated February 19, 2015
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  1.  

    Positive work environment, if you show drive and interest you will be rewarded with growth opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Rec Center Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Rec Center Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at University of Colorado Colorado Springs

    Pros

    -Worked around school schedule
    -Consistent schedule weekly schedule
    -Positive environment
    -Co-Worker relationships
    -Room for growth if you show interest

    Cons

    -It was hard getting other students to cover your shifts
    -Upper management had tension
    -Overlooked employees during busy times
    -Low wages and minimal hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clearly define roles and do not overstep into other departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Lean and mean

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Colorado Colorado Springs full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tuition benefits, variety of opportunities, good benefits.

    Cons

    "More with less" is practically the university's motto - departments are notoriously understaffed and under-supported. High rate of employee turn over due to feeling overworked & under appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better training for supervisors - as it is now, people are thrown into supervisory roles without any training on manager best practices, etc. Also, current supervisors similarly receive no ongoing training. It creates a great deal of inconsistency between managers as well as managers who lack a necessary knowledge of HR rules, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Intern

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    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at University of Colorado Colorado Springs as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Project and professor were terrific

    Cons

    However when the project was done it was adios

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reuse your research assistants

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great place to work while in School.

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    Former Employee - Faculty in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Faculty in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at University of Colorado Colorado Springs part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible with school schedule.
    Employees are very nice.
    Pay is average to above average for part time.

    Cons

    Employers unorganized about what needs to get done sometimes.
    Don't expect to keep your job after you graduate.
    If you are not a manger or work for administration do not expect to be heard if you have ideas for change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is key!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good experience

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant Web Developer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Student Assistant Web Developer in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at University of Colorado Colorado Springs part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with class schedule
    Friendly staff
    The work was interesting

    Cons

    Was hard to work at school and go to the same school

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    I like it

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

    I have been working at University of Colorado Colorado Springs part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy access to Professors and fast reply from them.

    Cons

    Not many professor to handle current students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the quality and quantity of Professor

    Recommends
  8.  

    The Campus Recreation Center can be a difficult place to work with the unorganized management.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The view from the building is very pretty. You get to meet many people and be involved in a lively atmosphere.

    Cons

    The management is often unprofessional, lack communication skills, and micro-manage. There is not enough space for all the activities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management needs to develop more organization and understand the needs of students.

  9.  

    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 (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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    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 (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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    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 (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!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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