University of Colorado at Boulder Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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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. Grad Assitant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible Research Positive New Tech Good School

    Cons

    Felt nothing negative about it.


  3. student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Colorado at Boulder full-time

    Pros

    It is very laid back

    Cons

    I dont recall any cons

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


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  5. Graduate Research Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Colorado at Boulder full-time

    Pros

    A lot of talented people (both students and professors) to work with, generally a lot of freedom, and located in a great town.

    Cons

    As a foreign national funding can be unstable (though in most cases this works out), depending on your adviser your experiences may be very different.

    Advice to Management

    It is difficult to achieve, but it would be great if the school could find or create more stable funding sources for foreign national students and/or researchers.


  6. 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


  7. Mentor

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    Current Employee - Mentor in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Mentor in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great interaction with students. Employers are very much aware that you are a student first.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is a bit slow on campus, and the schoolwork on top does not help.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  8. Part-Time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Colorado at Boulder part-time

    Pros

    -Extremely happy and friendly work environment -The city and campus are stunning, not to mention that the weather is nearly always perfect -Excellent services beyond the paycheck (health, recreation services, etc)

    Cons

    -As with any large public research institution, CU-Boulder is very political and with a silo structure.


  9. Graduate Research Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Colorado at Boulder part-time

    Pros

    The experiences that are provided by differing assistantships allow for a broad depth of knowledge in research capacities. Facilitators of the research programs and mentors are hands-on and available to GRAs as needed.

    Cons

    Depending on which assistantship you are paired with, the exposure to research experiences varies greatly.


  10. 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


  11. Research

    Current Employee - Professional Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Professional Research Assistant

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Excellent research environment.

    Cons

    Low salary. May work many hours.



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