University of Denver Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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University of Denver Provost Gregg Kvistad
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Pros
  • All my jobs here however always focused on great work-life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • beautiful campus, faculty who care about what's going on outside the classroom, valuable community programming, tuition benefit for employees (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Not alot of room for advancement (in 3 reviews)

  • Low salary, little chance for upward movement (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Denver full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits (401k, tuition waiver, lots of vacation time, health insurance, free RTD, etc.), and a vibrant, intellectually stimulating community. There's always an event going on or a lecture to attend.

    Cons

    Salary compensation is not very high, and there is fairly slow upward mobility. Different administrative offices tend to be very siloed - it is difficult to communicate and work across different departments and disciplines.

  2. Working as Classroom Support Technician

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at University of Denver part-time

    Pros

    The University of Denver offers exciting career opportunities in a broad spectrum of career paths. They are committed to supporting the continued growth of DU community.

    Cons

    Don't have any downsides to discuss.

  3. Good part-time job for students

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    Former Employee - Banquet Event Staff in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Banquet Event Staff in Denver, CO

    I worked at University of Denver part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They were very willing to work around my class schedule, give time off for finals, and give me flexible hours that could change week to week

    Cons

    There were some very early morning and very late night shifts, shifts can sometimes run late (though they were good about letting people who had to get to class leave on time), pay wasn't great

    Advice to Management

    Raise the pay for part-time employees, and give all part-time employees, not just the business majors, a chance at increased responsibility and pay

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  5. I have been working at University of Denver

    Pros

    Get to work on exciting projects

    Cons

    Lack of funding makes doing research frustrating.

  6. Undergraduate Research Assistant

    Former Intern - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Denver, CO
    Former Intern - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Denver, CO

    I worked at University of Denver as an intern (more than a year)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ideal for gaining experience in chosen field. Grants available specifically for undergraduates conducting own research.

    Cons

    Very apparent where the majority of assets are allocated. Clear where upgrades are needed yet not supplied compared to other departments that have ample funding.

    Advice to Management

    Time to reconsider budget allocation. Other departments other than business are in need of upgrades.

  7. IT

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Denver full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall the University of a great place to work, it a close knit community. Great benefits and acvtive with the staff.

    Cons

    The technology department is the only issue, its like being back in middle school. very clique if you're not a younger male, the Assistant Vice Chancellor doesn't treat you well.

    Advice to Management

    take a closer look at how UTS is ran

  8. Disappointing Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Denver full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great institution with very strong academic reputation

    Cons

    Tend to treat employees as disposable and not that interested in investing in them.

  9. A good private college, but uncertain and inconsistent concerning its future direction

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty Member
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty Member

    I have been working at University of Denver full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent facilities, grounds and location.
    Good attention and focus on undergraduate education.

    Cons

    Administrative guidance moderate to weak. Values full-time teachers less than tenure-track faculty. Growing emphasis on online teaching and less on face-to-face interactions with students.
    Teaching resources moderate.
    Research resources limited.

    Advice to Management

    Consistency in valuing faculty will improve your outcomes. Resources, protections and encouragement for full-time teachers should approach, if not equal, that given tenure-track faculty.

  10. Collaborative, and supportive environment for research and learning.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Denver, CO

    I have been working at University of Denver full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The collaborative atmosphere encourages support at every level and creates the opportunity for a lot of interdisciplinary work. I was given the opportunity to work with my advisor as well as other faculty members. There were also opportunities for employment in other labs for contract work. I used my programming background to earn extra money in the department as well as form collaborations with other faculty that were not in my area.

    Cons

    It is a a small department with limited resources so if there is a new methodology or tool you'd like to use, you'll likely have to go outside the department to gain experience. Reimbursement for conference travel is provided to all students who present there work but the department only covers a portion of travel.

    Advice to Management

    It would be wonderful to have more professional development opportunities discussing career options outside academia. With such few job opportunities it is imperative that we're prepared jobs outside academia. Workshops for resume and cover letter writing or panels with alumni who have careers outside academia would be a great first step.

  11. Great student employment opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at University of Denver

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Patient, understanding supervisors, friendly environment

    Cons

    Fairly temporary (of course), if you are a student.

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