University of Colorado Denver Reviews

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Pros
  • Benefits allow you to have a satisfying work-life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Good benefits, flexible time off, AMC campus is very nice (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Significant amount of red tape to work through at all levels (in 4 reviews)

  • Lots of politics, no opportunity for career advancement, coworkers who slack off or don't do their job are kept employed (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Good place to work - department dependent.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Colorado Denver

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Some departments allow work from home

    Cons

    Each department is unique; and therefore overall satisfaction dependent on unique situation.

  2. Good Place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Colorado Denver

    Pros

    Good Learning And Improvement for the future

    Cons

    Moving around is tough because management is tight nit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little more organization and appreciation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Teacher Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The check is on time. Professor is very nice to communicate. Great opportunities for foreigner students get a social security number.

    Cons

    The salary is twelve dollars per hour. It is a little bit below to average. There is not much benefits for TA this job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe can raise the salary for a little bit. Get more benefits for students like covering their school health insurance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Amazing facility with even better research

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    Former Employee - Professional Research Assistant in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Professional Research Assistant in Aurora, CO

    I worked at University of Colorado Denver full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to network with some of the best Principle investigators in the sciences. Great benefits and perks. The rec center is pretty amazing

    Cons

    Not much patience for developing people and no clear guidelines were ever discussed concerning performance and requirements. Only self-driven, motivated people need apply

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sure to discuss the parameters that encompass the position. I gave up a stable job for an amazing opportunity only to have it taken away from me a month later because I wasn't meeting expectations that were never discussed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. UC Denver is pretty awesome- excluding the lab where I was employed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Colorado Denver full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of paid vacation and campus amenities for employees

    Cons

    Beware of the CG lab at Anschutz! Constant criticism, lots of yelling, excessive meetings for the purpose of bringing up past and current mistakes, micromanagement...and the list goes on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Disciplinary action for workplace bullies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Great experience as a full time student.

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Convenient location (on campus).
    Flexible hours (work between classes or when available).
    Environment is good for developing yourself professionally.

    Cons

    Compensation is a little low. Might need to supplement with student loans if getting yourself through school on your own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for the opportunity to learn and grow while working on finishing my degree and studies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. great place to be

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    Current Employee - Research Instructor in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Research Instructor in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at University of Colorado Denver

    Pros

    great working environment, excellent benefits for faculty: affordable healthcare, 2x dollar matching of 5% salary, great relatively new medical campus, high ranked medical school, excellent research collaborations and opportunities !!!

    Cons

    not really something to be specified here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allocate more funding and support to infrastructure and shared research facilities !!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Good working environment, great place to live

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Colorado Denver

    Pros

    Highly motivated and productive faculty. Very collegial environment.

    Cons

    Very low salary structure. Management/administration can be lacking in leadership.

  10. A great place to learn how to teach, however the compensation is a joke.

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    Former Contractor - English Composition Instructor
    Former Contractor - English Composition Instructor

    I worked at University of Colorado Denver as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great training on how to teach.
    Smart and driven coworkers.
    For the most part, the students are dedicated and want to learn.

    Cons

    The compensation for your work is basically nothing
    No benefits.
    No private office space. Have to share with others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. I have been working as a Research Assistant in Environmental Engineering at the University of Colorado Denver.

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Located in Downtown Denver -

    Cons

    Not being equipped with chemical engineering Labs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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