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University of Colorado Denver Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
81 Reviews
3.8
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, flexible time off, AMC campus is very nice (in 7 reviews)

  • Benefits allow you to have a satisfying work-life balance (in 4 reviews)


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

  • As such it can be challenging to move forward on different projects depending on the information and resources needed (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Colorado Denver

    Pros

    Very friendly, Ambitious, Flexible, Trusting and Growing Organization

    Cons

    Stuff could get done faster and some departments could use a friendlier staff who understand the importance of growth and hazards of stagnation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Inspire people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good benefits and vacation, not best for career growth

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    Current Employee - Director in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Director in Denver, CO

    I have been working at University of Colorado Denver full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great vacation and sick time - Four weeks a year of vacation. The work/life balance is great and the University is definitely a good place to work if you have a family.

    Cons

    Contrary to the mission of a university, growth and development of employees are not the focus. If you are trying to grow your career, it is not a good place to be. Typically, the associates who work for the University are there for a stable, non-changing job and are unwilling to go above and beyond to make any changes. This stems from leadership and is enforced by the human resource department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reinvigorate your associates and Human Resource department. Provide career growth opportunities and training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Professional Research Associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Colorado Denver full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed working environment with flexible schedule

    Cons

    No room for upward movement without Ph.D & Postdoctoral Fellowship.

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  5.  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working in school is different experience

    Cons

    Its always pretty hard to match both work and s

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Stimulating environment with international, bright co-workers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Denver i general is a great place to live. Amazing outdoor activities, low cost of living and friendly people.
    The university offers a good benefit package, cutting edge technology and friendly people to work with.
    The health science center is located at a suburb of Denver, making housing cost low.

    Cons

    Salaries are average for the academic sector.
    After graduation from the university the opportunities are a little limited as Denver is not a major city.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fair pay for the amount of hours required

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

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

    Pros

    Convenient location downtown
    Your work is appreciated
    Students are appreciative of your work

    Cons

    Lack of communication between colleagues
    It is unfortunate that college is just another business
    Disagreements on departmental focus
    Lack of organization within the department

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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 (less than an 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
  9.  

    Supportive, Fast Paced, Growing Department!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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 (less than an 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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