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  1.  

    Find some sort of financing other than being a TA if you come here for grad school

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    I love the campus at CU, and teaching is a blast. The undergraduate population isn't the sharpest I've experienced, but every class I taught has always had one or two students who really engage with the material and make teaching a bit easier.

    Cons

    They don't pay a living wage. Rent in Boulder is around 900 per month for a 400 square-foot single-bedroom unit, and teaching assistants receive, on average, anywhere from 900 to 1,300 dollars per month. You do the math. Sure, your tuition gets remitted, but what does it matter if you have to take out loans to cover living expenses like, say, food? I'm going to leave CU with a doctorate and a mountain of debt to go along with it, thanks to these policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop inflating your own salaries and hiring more administrative positions on the backs of graduate students and adjunct faculty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Colorado

    Pros

    I'm compassionate and I enjoy taking care of others.

    Cons

    I don't have any con's with this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm glad to be able to work for this company

  3.  

    Student Hourly

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    Current Employee - Grader in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Grader in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at University of Colorado part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    For the most part, it is what I expected it to be, but this completely depends on the department you're working for. It helps pay the bills!

    Cons

    There have been a few training requirements that I wasn't made aware of before I accepted the job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    One of the best career chapters in my life

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    Former Employee - Human Resources (Program) in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Human Resources (Program) in Boulder, CO

    I worked at University of Colorado full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Professionalism, Mutual Respect, Positive Learning atmosphere, leadership in Human Resources is positive

    Cons

    Some of the employees are struggling financially and need a higher wage to support their family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the counseling services could be helpful to staff and faculty - through individual counseling, family counseling, and particularly departmental in-service workshops. Otherwise, good job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Dying industry struggles to stay afloat

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

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

    Pros

    Relatively easy to get a temporary, low-paying job for textbook rush at the beginning of each semester. Great campus with many opportunities for the intellectually inclined. Benefits are excellent. Many highly educated colleagues and whip-smart students. Great location and excellent cafeteria in the same building.

    Cons

    Bookstores in general and academic bookstores specifically suffer under the increase in textbook prices. Students aren't buying as much as they used to, and there are cheaper alternatives like Inter-Library Loan, ebooks, borrowing from other students, etc. Profit margin is slim on textbooks and decreasing all the time. The change in the retail book market isn't going to get better. Ever. Few opportunities for personal growth, promotions, or professional development now (was great about ten years ago). Management has saved ongoing monies over time by firing (or letting retire) many employees and not promoting anyone to take their place(s), just redistributing the work to remaining employees with no increase in pay nor job title/rank. Capitalism, nepotism, and cronyism. Management is heavily imbalanced toward men.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on growing employees professionally and paying them better. The cost of living in Boulder is high and your wages have stagnated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Will Never Live Up to Potential

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, CO

    I have been working at University of Colorado full-time

    Pros

    The mission and vision are something to be very proud of.

    Cons

    No communication or organization structure. Lack of respect and value for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership and organizational flow needs to be developed. Improve communication and show that you value your employees hard work and commitment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    I would not suggest working at UCCS.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    Working with students is a great experience. They love to learn and are eager to assist with daily tasks.

    Cons

    Although it is great that the campus is growing, the staff is not. Upper management piles on more and more work to the same amount of staff and expects excellent results from an extremely overworked and extremely underpaid staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to start caring about the staff that works at the University. You need to keep people to run a growing University.

  9.  

    Excellent University

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Colorado

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people that I worked with. My supervisor was excellent.

    Cons

    I was a little limited in what I was able to perform since it was a work-study position

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    building automation, Energy saving program, Using the most advanced energy analysis software and seimens building autom

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    Current Employee - BAS in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - BAS in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    the job and the workers are very friendly, the profit margin is growing. for full time employees the befits are great, long years experienced peoples worked at the place.

    Cons

    the position ladder is very long. not able created positions for engineering department, Budgeting questions not get answer for a long periods

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    managements open door policies are great to talk any time with scheduled meeting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    first rate to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Colorado

    Pros

    first rate to work for

    Cons

    first rate to work for

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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