University of Colorado Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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Pros
  • Hospital has Good benefits, clinically challenging and team work (in 6 reviews)

  • Great work-life balance living in Boulder (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • To get stuff done, there would sometimes be needless red tape, something that would not be there in smaller companies (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great Program

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Learning Facilitator
    Current Employee - Learning Facilitator

    I have been working at University of Colorado

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, they work around your academic schedule. Great team the other employees in the department are a wonderful group of people. Wonderful students (for the most part).

    Cons

    The university limits graduate students to 25 hours of work a week. This job could easily be full time and still provide graduate students with the opportunity to work on their own material.

    Advice to Management

    Define clear goals for each student participating in the program. They should each come with a list of assignments to work on during their session.

  2. Excellent work place.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at University of Colorado

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible timings. Good work life balance

    Cons

    Compensation is comparatively low. Fixed pay.

  3. Fast-paced, highly innovative academic research institution

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great location, great proximity to medical school in Denver, good benefits

    Cons

    Limited state funding for higher education

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  5. Best University

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

    I have been working at University of Colorado

    Pros

    If you want be best in networking, UCB is the place you have to be in. Be ready to work hard before coming !

    Cons

    Not suitable for people who don't like Snow.

    Advice to Management

    Cost of living is very expensive outside family housing. SO management can open new housings.

  6. Great overall experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Computer Programmer/Analyst in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Computer Programmer/Analyst in Boulder, CO

    I worked at University of Colorado full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good pay, but great benefits. Best retirement plan as an employee of the state of Colorado. Challenging, and yet interesting. Once people start here, they tend to stay for a very long time.

    Cons

    You tend to stagnate in the same role due to budget constraints, even though you generally will get pay raises every year, except when times are tough, such as during the recession. Sometimes there's crunch time, but generally overtime is not expected.

    Advice to Management

    Reviews come from the top down. There ought to be a way for employees to review managers as well.

  7. Fine.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Colorado

    Pros

    Work/life balance is bad despite efforts to promote balance.

    Cons

    Very competitive. Not very collegial.

  8. Mixed results

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

    I worked at University of Colorado full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    In Boulder, CO, students are a delight and from all over the country

    Cons

    in Boulder, CO, lots of free (or non) thinking people here means don't count on them.

    Advice to Management

    Less money on looking good, more on deeper education.

  9. Research Assistantship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at University of Colorado

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

    Pros

    Good resources, smart people

    Cons

    depends on the research group you are in but I saw a good amount of projects that didn't seem to be going anywhere

    Advice to Management

    I did a PhD here and I wish I had more time and guidance at the beginning in choosing a project

  10. Research

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Colorado

    Pros

    Doing independent research; had much freedom.

    Cons

    Some degree of bureaucracy, but expected.

  11. Great place to work

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

    I have been working at University of Colorado

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, benefits, vacation time, stability, telecommuting, competent co-workers

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, management sometimes makes decisions without including/consulting SMEs

    Advice to Management

    Empower your employees

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