University of Colorado at Boulder
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www.colorado.edu Boulder, CO 5000+ Employees

University of Colorado at Boulder Reviews in Colorado

Updated Jul 1, 2014
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3.9 91 reviews

                             

61% Approve of the CEO

University of Colorado at Boulder President Bruce D. Benson

Bruce D. Benson

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83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great job opportunities for students!

    Student Graphic Designer (Former Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    ProsAs a student at the time, this job was perfect. There are a ton of opportunities beyond just good service and I actually got the chance to work in my field. I learned so much and gained 2 years of experience that really boosted my resume for when I graduated. The pay was good, I was eligible for raises, and they were extremely accommodating of my class schedule. My superiors treated me with respect and would take time to mentor me to prepare me for the real world. Easily the best decision I made in college.

    ConsSince this was a part-time position on top of school, it was difficult to keep up with everything in the office when I wasn't there. Deadlines would be changed and new projects introduced which would have been helpful information to know before coming into a shift. A better communication system would fix this.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEven though I worked in the marketing office, I feel like I had very little say in the actual marketing concepts. I was doing graphic design and I often felt like I could offer better insight as to the best ways to market to college students (and how not to).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great flexible work options

    Area Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    ProsFlex work options (work from home, flexible hours), great technology (given an ipad or laptop and a smart phone to do work on the go), great people. Lots of training and professional development opportunities. There are also a lot of opportunities to move within the organization. Great vacation and sick time for pro-exempt employees (22 days of vacation and 15 days of sick per year). Benefits are good.

    ConsChange is fast and unpredictable, doesn't seem to have a consistent vision. Academic affairs and student affairs do not work in partnership. Students are mostly rich and entitled, it's hard to get excited about working with these students.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFor awhile the residential college model was a big deal, and now it isn't. Then it was international students, and that seems to have died down. Figure out the vision and direction of the university, and put resources towards making those things happen.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great school with a good professors.

    Student (Former Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    ProsGreat resources and staff who care about their students.

    ConsClass schedules are too spread out through out the day.

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    Good place to work and a world class university.

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    ProsAmazing location. Lots of great resources. Excellent scientific laboratories in town for collaborations. Decent pay for graduate students.

    ConsReducing funding in many situations is a challenge. Very strict parking and university standards. Some buildings need a major upgrade in technology or infrastructure. Some classes are antiquated in ideas.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider allocating resources for things besides athletics.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great location, mediocre pay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    ProsLove the location, very active lifestyle

    ConsToo quiet, easily boring, not much other job opportunities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good University to study at and work for

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    ProsCU Boulder has one of the best research programs on science and engineering.

    ConsPersonally, I don't think CU Boulder has cons to talk about.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great for work while a student!

    Student Assistant IV (Current Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    Pros-wonderful co-workers
    -decent pay
    -flexible hours
    -Good benefits
    -Office gatherings and intra office meetings

    Cons-small budget due to state
    -Lack of opportunities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Computer science PhD program has good faculty but is hampered by funding, student quality and poor facilities

    PhD Student (Former Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    ProsThe computer science faculty are smart and capable. There are connections to the vibrant Boulder startup community. Boulder is a beautiful area with many outdoor opportunities and the cost of housing is much less than San Francisco, New York City, etc. The cultural and social opportunities in Boulder and the Denver area are good for a city of it's size. Student compensation seems adequate and on par with US graduate programs in computer science.

    ConsThough it varies by lab, the program does not attract the best, most prepared students or adequate research funding. The building (Engineering Center) is substandard and has few windows, making the working conditions difficult.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind a way to attract more research funding, and continue efforts to attract high-quality students such as the onsite visit.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work and grow

    Technician III (Current Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    ProsThe benefits are great and include an EcoPass and tuition benefits in addition to options for health, dental, and vision insurance. There are discounts for events and many appreciation events throughout the year. Being on campus keeps you young!

    ConsSince we work for the state, and the state doesn't spend a lot of money on higher education, sometimes it feels hard to get a raise.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be great to actually have spring break off, rather than only having one day.

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    Overall, CU has given me a great opportunity with a flexible schedule.

    Lab Assistant (Current Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    ProsGreat schedule and great opportunities.

    ConsSalary is low to start, and management can seem uncaring.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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