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University of Colorado Denver Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
75 Reviews

3.8
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, amazing retirement plan, decent stability (in 7 reviews)

  • Great benefits at an affordable price (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • low pay, some positions are not open to international student (in 2 reviews)

  • Poor leadership, highly bureaucratic and very inefficient (in 2 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Graduate Assistant

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

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

    Pros

    Networking, Knowledge learning, flexible environment. Working for nice professors will give you opportunity outside of classes. You record your own time sheet.

    Cons

    Slow work, pays little. Your boss might ask you to do everything

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Supportive, Fast Paced, Growing Department!

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at University of Colorado Denver full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities
    Strong networking
    I'm able to have a flexible schedule, which adds to my work/life balance.
    Create vacation and retirement benefits

    Cons

    This is a large system that requires working with several different entities. As such it can be challenging to move forward on different projects depending on the information and resources needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Okay place to work, some nice perks, zero opportunity for advancement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Colorado Denver

    Pros

    Being on campus provides opportunities like going to seminars and having some professional growth opportunities, benefits are solid

    Cons

    Lots of politics, no opportunity for career advancement, coworkers who slack off or don't do their job are kept employed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize talented people with promotions and salary increases more than just COLA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Graduated from the University and worked a summer internship

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

    I worked at University of Colorado Denver as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Close to down town great science building

    Cons

    need more passionate professors who are excited to teach, mentor, and help their students

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    IT Department Graduate Assistant

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

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

    Pros

    Great Pay and great learning

    Cons

    Bosses can be too critical sometimes as they are from military background

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Effort towards understanding employee work-life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    The Anschutz Medical campus is very MD centric and not as Phd friendly.

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow  in  Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Aurora, CO

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

    Pros

    The Anschutz Medical campus is new and state of the art.

    Cons

    The opportunities are much leaner for PhD than MDs. It is not a very balanced working environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    CU is a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Healthy workplace, great culture, great place to work. specifically, the AMC

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of any cons.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    4 years experience as an Administrative Assistant in a healthcare setting.

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    Current Employee - Client Care AideII  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Client Care AideII in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Job security is the best "pro" here. Enjoy being considered a state employee and all the benefits that come with that, including paid holidays, sick time and the amount of vacation received.

    Cons

    The biggest downfall is when the state is in a financial crunch we feel it. It had been many years since a cost of living raise and when we did get one it was almost more insulting than not getting one at all. Didn't mind too much having to pay an extra 2.5% into the retirement fund, but would also like to be able to get that back without having to pay penalties for doing so. Should it really fall on the employees to fix the poor budget planning of the state? I think not!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop saying there is no room in the budget for raises... When an employee deserves one, give it to them. Morale would rise, and so would production.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great benefits, wonderful flexible schedule

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The benefits are wonderful. Flex schedules are very helpful if you're going to school part-time while working full-time. Two weeks paid vacation.

    Cons

    Managers sometimes can show favoritism and not be very considerate of employees. This was only in a certain department, however. Not sure about majority of departments on campus. Also in my department training was sometimes spotty and things were changed on you soon after completion.

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    IT Manager

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    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Aurora, CO

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

    Pros

    Great PTO, nice facilities, lower pressure

    Cons

    Poor management, leadership and organizational direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on students and customers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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