University of Colorado at Boulder Reviews

Updated August 1, 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. Great atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Accounting Assistant in Boulder, CO

    I worked at University of Colorado at Boulder

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and collegial environment, Flat structure

    Cons

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


  2. 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.


  3. Research experience

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    Current Intern - Research Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Current Intern - Research Assistant in Boulder, CO

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

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

    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.


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  5. 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


  6. Good place for a graduate student

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Boulder, CO

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

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

    Pros

    - Lots of interesting seminars and opportunities to expand your horizons - Excellent social opportunities - It's Boulder, which is very nice, with tons of outdoor activities around

    Cons

    - It's a large state school, so bureaucracy is omnipresent - Depending on where you live, undergrads can be annoying - They fouled up my paycheck several times, and it was difficult to correct (see first point re: bureaucracy)

    Advice to Management

    OIT needs to know their bounds. They should provide valuable support services to groups who know how to manage their equipment, not commandeer resources and run the risk of mismanaging it and running it into the ground.


  7. Library Assistant

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

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

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

    Pros

    The hours can be very flexible, the supervisors in each department are hardworking and great to work with.

    Cons

    The wage was low and the opportunities for salary increase were low as well. After a couple semesters, you might want to ask to change department or responsibilities just to keep the job fresh.


  8. CU Buffalo Grill

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Cashier in Boulder, CO

    I worked at University of Colorado at Boulder

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent for the work you do, grill is very busy during football games

    Cons

    food preparation is not sanitary, we would sell pretzels that were months old, managers told us we had to. At the end of the day you have to count up everything.... It is so annoying when you have to count 400 plastic cups.

    Advice to Management

    Use safer food handling processes, you should give the left over food to a homeless shelter, rather than just throwing it away.


  9. Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at University of Colorado at Boulder (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a good staff

    Cons

    There are not enough full-time opportunities


  10. Good but could be better

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at University of Colorado at Boulder (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    CU has a good reputation, and is surrounded by an amazing community.

    Cons

    Higher levels in the system need to support entrepreneurship and vocational learning more.


  11. Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very flexible and nice environment

    Cons

    academic research. maybe a gap with industry

    Advice to Management

    NA



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