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University of Colorado Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
80 Reviews
3.8
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Review Highlights

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)

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

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  1.  

    GREAT UNIV

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant
    Current Employee - Student Assistant

    I have been working at University of Colorado part-time

    Pros

    Great environment and campus is beautiful

    Cons

    The school is expensive and the salary is not as great for student employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work in grad school

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Colorado

    Pros

    flexible assignments, tried to accommodate requests

    Cons

    exam weeks did not allow much time for my own work

  3.  

    It is a good school to go to.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Colorado

    Pros

    Good professors, The shool is well accomodated

    Cons

    Little pay, but that's what you get as a graduate student.

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  5.  

    IT Helpdesk

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    Former Employee - IT Professional  in  Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - IT Professional in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    Easy job for the most part and laid back coworkers in an environment that is conductive to learning. Let you take time off easily if.

    Cons

    Bad leadership and administration for the most part. Not easy to advance unless you change to different area within school or have connections.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow students to have more autonomy over their jobs and what not.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Depends on both your department and your supervisor

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral  in  Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at University of Colorado full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits. Beautiful campus, beautiful city.

    Cons

    Pay is academic (i.e., low). But you're very much at the mercy of your department and your supervisor. In some departments, the garbage is not routinely taken out and the bathroom's are a mess and the support staff are either completely over-extended or dysfunctional. In others, things run like clockwork. Also, some of the faculty are great to work for. They have your back, they assist you with career development and networking. Others are all about number one and it shows.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least pretend you care about the people working under you. Also, in the upper echelons, please don't freeze hiring and raises, give yourselves a pay raise, and then send out defensive e-mails about how it's really a shared sacrifice because your raise is smaller than you would like it to be. It's just tacky.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Research Assistant

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive benefits like free health insurance, tuition waiver, free bus pass, and friendly working place.

    Cons

    Low paid salary, cold weather!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fantastic University

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineering Student  in  Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Civil Engineering Student in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    First of all, campus is absolutely gorgeous. The architecture of the buildings among with the mountains in the background provide an ineradicable scenery. Second and more importantly, you get a great education.

    Cons

    Engineering school can get really boring since the vast majority of the students are guys. I remember taking classes where there were 90 male and only 10 female students in the class.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people, great work, bad pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Colorado

    Pros

    Awesome people, and bosses. They are excellent at working with school schedules and very understanding and friendly. As long as you get done what you need to you have a very long leash.

    Cons

    The pay is pretty low and hours are few and far between. Also if you're a student there's no way to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    AWESOME

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere at University of Colorado

    Cons

    I would probably have liked a little more responsibility

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A mixed bag: some wonderful, dedicated employees but infrastructure is shoddy and state financing is skimpy.

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of time off: 4-1/2 weeks per year for professional/exempt employees.
    Tuition remission of up to 9 credits per academic year.
    Good choices for health and dental insurance.

    Cons

    State funding for higher education is among the lowest in the U.S.
    Infrastructure is shoddy -- 30-year-old furniture, leaking roof, cramped space.
    Overly centralized micro-management of HR and financial issues.
    While most employees are great, some lack interpersonal and managerial skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the Colleges manage their own finances to a greater degree; stop penalizing the departments that are growing and profitable by saddling them with annual "deficits" that they need to repay. One College grew by 17% but was limited to a 3% increase in its operations budget, which is untenable. The Chancellor should not be signing hard copies of every new employment letter of offer. Instead, the University should start using e-signatures and delegate approval of new hire offers to a lower level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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