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Updated February 22, 2015
Updated February 22, 2015
144 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Most people are very friendly, and the campus is beautiful (in 9 reviews)

  • Boulder is a beautiful place to live and work (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Overall pay is low, but the benefits make up for some of the low pay (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Best in world for Telecommunication

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

    I have been working at University of Colorado at Boulder

    Pros

    Hands on experience,professors,infrastructure and facilities,

    Cons

    cost of living outside the family housing is very high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open more family housing which is way cheaper than staying outside

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A very friendly work environment. An amazing boss and a caring community.

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    Current Employee - IT ASSISTANT in University of Colorado, CO
    Current Employee - IT ASSISTANT in University of Colorado, CO

    I have been working at University of Colorado at Boulder

    Pros

    Learned a lot on the job. There were always assignments that I had to research for. I thrive off of learning new things and getting my feet wet and this job did that for me.

    Cons

    I would've liked it if the job was a little more related to my graduate studies. Would have absolutely loved more programming assignments.

  3.  

    Depends on the department

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    Current Employee - Senior Instructor in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Instructor in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at University of Colorado at Boulder

    Pros

    Location, location, location and Free Ecopass.

    Cons

    Boulder is so expensive, university folks can't afford to live in town.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Extend the faculty house-purchase incentives to instructors, not just TT faculty.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I have loved working at the trep!

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    Current Employee - Barista in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Barista in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at University of Colorado at Boulder

    Pros

    The people and customers. It is fun and fast paced.

    Cons

    There is a lot of turnover, but that is ok.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Overall okay

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

    I have been working at University of Colorado at Boulder

    Pros

    good insurance, flexible hours, students are good

    Cons

    no raises, admin is whacky, horrible offices

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    They were always very professional

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    Former Employee - Lab Proctor in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Lab Proctor in Boulder, CO

    I worked at University of Colorado at Boulder

    Pros

    The prestige of working for a well respected university

    Cons

    Mingling between the inside culture and outside organizations could cause misunderstandings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take full advantage of the resources available to you

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fun, fast-paced, hands-on projects in an amazing geographic location

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, beautiful city, flexible graduate student life, getting a valuable degree.

    Cons

    Low pay, work can stack up suddenly, need to manage your own time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great if grad students weren't forced to be so poor :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Learning Assistant

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

    I worked at University of Colorado at Boulder

    Pros

    You get paid around 15/hr to tutor freshman.

    Cons

    They make you take a class in the education department what counts and only elective credit. Therefore, it most likely does not go towards your credits to graduate.

  10.  

    For grad students: Great place to earn teaching experience

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

    I worked at University of Colorado at Boulder

    Pros

    In the Social Sciences there is significant opportunity for grad students to receive teaching experience. I began as a Teaching Assistant for several faculty but then earned a Graduate Part-Tume Instructor (GPTI) position due to my excellent student evaluations and that I was able to teach a course that current faculty were unable to. This included designing syllabi, exams, and lectures. I had a GPTI for both small (20 students) classes and large (200 students). Additionally, the Grad Student Teaching Program is a very hands-on process of earning a certificate in teaching; an excellent addition to resumes in academia.

    Cons

    The only draw back is that the teaching certification process is lengthy, a bit redundant, and--at times--useless. Many of the required improvement learning sessions are directionless and not at all what they are advertised to be. On another topic, the pay, while better that a full-time, temporary instructor, is pretty abysmal.

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    Research Assistantship

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

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

    Pros

    Good place, smart people, relaxed and laid back, Boulder itself is beautiful

    Cons

    Saw a lot of projects that were going nowhere in the grad progam

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    maybe this is a general research issue but applicability is neglected sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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