University of Colorado Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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University of Colorado President Bruce D. Benson
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Pros
  • Good environment, one class paid for by the system every semester, knowledge enrichment opportunities and good benefits (in 6 reviews)

  • Good work-life balance, decent compensation, not overly bureaucratic (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Decisions by upper management are not always well thought out with respect to unintended consequences (in 3 reviews)

  • As any grad program, the balance between work and pay is pretty brutal (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Program Council (Event Board)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Colorado part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Awesome opportunities, friendly people (mostly) and an excellent way to become more involved in the CU campus.

    Cons

    Can occasionally cause stressful situations or individuals who are difficult to work with...

    Advice to Management

    Think of the organization as a team of equals instead of a dictatorship.


  2. Research associate

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

    I have been working at University of Colorado full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good research environment for academic career

    Cons

    high living cost in boulder


  3. Graduate assistant

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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 full-time

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

    Pros

    Great place to live. Lots of opportunity.

    Cons

    Long hours and inconsistent schedule.

    Advice to Management

    More structure and consistency in scheduling.


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  5. Teaching Assistant

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Colorado

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic experience which I found rewarding in many ways.

    Cons

    None for my position. I feel the starting salary is a little low, as it is based off of years employed at the University, not difficulty or workload.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to help students gain experience through offering a variety of students the opportunity to TA


  6. CU Boulder

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO

    I worked at University of Colorado (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are generally nice and cooperative

    Cons

    There are a lot of Office Politics

    Advice to Management

    Be More personable to lower level employees


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    Academic culture challenges

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Colorado full-time

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and ample vacation time/holidays; Cutting edge research; Reasonable work-life balance; Access to fantastic Colorado outdoor activities

    Cons

    Academic politics; Salaries below national average; Limited opportunities for growth/advancement; Overall vision not clearly defined or executed; Considerable employee turnover recently

    Advice to Management

    Need better alignment and vision from senior management; Must create advancement opportunities and raise compensation rates to comparables


  8. Graduate Research Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boulder, CO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked as a graduate research assistant in the department of computer science and found it to be a great place to work. The faculty was very attentive to my needs and I had access to any available department resources that could help me accomplish my tasks.

    Cons

    Although the faculty were very helpful and available many of my graduate student peers were absent. Overall, there could have been more focus on building a sense of community among the graduate researchers.

    Advice to Management

    It would be helpful to have more culture building opportunities with fellow graduate students. This could include informal activities but more importantly it would be better to have cross-collaboration among research groups in the department.


  9. Best place to work....ever!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - EAP Counselor in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - EAP Counselor in Boulder, CO

    I worked at University of Colorado (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A rich place to work! Great people, great values!

    Cons

    I can't think of anything the I would list as a "con". I guess, the salaries could always be improved

    Advice to Management

    Thanks


  10. A beautiful place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Colorado

    Pros

    The campus is a beautiful place to work.

    Cons

    Advancement is slow as a post doc.


  11. Constantly struggling for money

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IRB Coordinator in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - IRB Coordinator in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at University of Colorado full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    - Work from home days - Easy work - Laid-back work environment - Beautiful campus - Other employment opportunities available within UCD - IRB experience is always a plus

    Cons

    - Mindless paper-pushing - Large work volume and unrealistic goals - Very limited job advancement opportunities; no raises, bonuses, or incentives to stay - Poor office quality - Low office morale due to lack of funding/small budget - A revolving door of employees due to lack of advancement opportunities and the one-dimensional work - Constant office re-structuring



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