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Updated June 3, 2015
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  1. Teacher Assistant/Tutor

    Current Employee - Student Tutor in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Student Tutor in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    This school is very flexible with its student body staff and provides many work opportunities.

    Cons

    The pay is lower than a Starbucks job - but it builds up your resume and provides valuable interaction with the faculty.


  2. Student Employees Beware

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Colorado Colorado Springs full-time (More than a year)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    - Good networking opportunities
    - Flexible around student schedules

    Last position with the university prior to earning my degree was very flexible, although a lot of red tape and immobile upper-management saw several projects come to a grinding halt. Things didn't seem to matter unless they cost or made the CU system money.

    Depending on what department you work in, you may have great co-workers. I worked with a great team, but wasn't given many chances to grow outside of a help-desk role.

    Cons

    - Closed-door upper management, trickle-down updates with PR sugar coats
    - Non-existent hours due to government healthcare policies after 2014
    - Minimal to non-existent advancement opportunities from a student position within the university
    - Treated like cheap labor unless you held a "professional staff" position.

    Major shift in company policy regarding student hours was delivered by one of my co-workers instead of my manager. The top brass didn't have the nerve to disclose the actual reason for cutting cumulative student employee hours in half. Instead they wrote a fluffy, irresponsible PR article without citing the actual cause and called it a day.

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat students like discount labor. If you actually care about student's success, don't lie to us about policies that change our ability to earn a living under your banner.


  3. Student Assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Meet great people and have freedom to make your own hours so long as they are approved by Supervisor

    Cons

    Limited access to databases so that there isn't much on the job to do but basic clerical.

    Advice to Management

    Allow student more access to ISIS so that departments can hire students to more full-time positions once they've gained experience.


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  5. Communication Tutor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I worked in the Center for Excellence in Communication. The managers are great at making sure your hours fit with your class schedule and usually can accommodate other jobs as well.

    Cons

    Only a con for some people- you have to enjoy public speaking. I loved that, but some people would not.

    Advice to Management

    Keep treating your employees well!


  6. Adjunct Instructor

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Teaching as an Adjunct at UCCS gives you lots of freedom. Even if you're using a department-chosen textbook, you are free to create your own lesson plans, lectures, assignments, and exams.

    Cons

    As an Adjunct, you probably won't be included in department meetings; it's hard to know the overall goals of the department and it can be difficult to get to know your colleagues.


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    Clearly define roles and do not overstep into other departments.


  8. Lean and mean

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    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.


  9. Great place to work while in School.

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    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    Communication is key!


  10. Good experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Worked with class schedule
    Friendly staff
    The work was interesting

    Cons

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


  11. I like it

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Easy access to Professors and fast reply from them.

    Cons

    Not many professor to handle current students.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the quality and quantity of Professor



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