University of Colorado at Boulder Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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University of Colorado at Boulder President Bruce D. Benson
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Pros
  • Most people are very friendly, and the campus is beautiful (in 9 reviews)

  • everything but green place to live (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • low pay and not much room for advancement (in 7 reviews)

  • Long hours and late night and early morning work shifts (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Colorado at Boulder part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was a part of ground-breaking research and surrounding by amazing scientists. I learned a lot! Good benefits.

    Cons

    Doesn't pay the best, but sometimes that's a trade-off that you get working in research.


  2. CU

    Former Employee - Director in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Director in Boulder, CO

    I worked at University of Colorado at Boulder (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible, easy, good for students

    Cons

    low hours, no work during the summer


  3. Flexible student job - gets old

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant II -Facilities Management in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Student Assistant II -Facilities Management in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, positive coworkers, beautiful campus,

    Cons

    work can be backbreaking and hot at times, it's manual labor


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  5. Great atmosphere

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and collegial environment, Flat structure

    Cons

    Could use a better organization of pay sheets. Nothing to complain about.


  6. Great place to work

    Former Employee - Grounds Crew in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Grounds Crew in Boulder, CO

    I worked at University of Colorado at Boulder full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working on the grounds crew at CU was a great experience with a good team and supervisors

    Cons

    Sometimes the management was a little too relaxed and some team members lacked motivation.

    Advice to Management

    I would say that to effectively motivate the entire team, the management needs to be more on top of things and keep track of each individual.


  7. No raises and little development

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    Former Employee - IT Professional I in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - IT Professional I in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Low stress, beautiful campus, flexible schedule. It was nice to work and be able to take classes for free. My position was in a department so as an IT Professional I was independent and could make changes and improvements as needed.

    Cons

    No career development, no raises in 5 years, disrespectful managers. I tried for years to develop my job but the campus had no interest in the skills I had developed and getting I more organized so I moved on to a much higher paying job.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure all employees have a career development plan, and provide more training, especially for the manager. The managers at CU need to learn how to manage before they become managers and continue to develop their management skills.


  8. student assistant

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Colorado at Boulder (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work is very easy and relaxing. Not much lifting or physical works. The supervisors are easy on students.

    Cons

    Work hours are very short.

    Advice to Management

    get more hours for student workers


  9. Research experience

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    Current Intern - Research Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Current Intern - Research Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Colorado at Boulder as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    I got paid to do some minor research, attend a national conference to present our findings, and gain valuable experience. I built my skills and professional network.

    Cons

    Of course, I also had to pay to be a student there, and the pay is pretty limited with little room for increase or advancement, since my position was strictly temporary.


  10. Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boulder, CO

    Pros

    Great work environment, exceptional supervisor and willing to make changes and listen to employees.

    Cons

    Rigid University environment, the dead weight sometimes stays forever.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees and see the best in everyone. Each employee can contribute in their own way.


  11. T.A.

    Former Employee - Graduate T A in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Graduate T A in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    Paid part of student health insurance offered retirement plan

    Cons

    teacher's pay, but that's not specific to CU Boulder



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