University of Houston
3.8 of 5 246 reviews
www.uhsa.uh.edu Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

University of Houston Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.8 246 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

University of Houston President Renu Khator

Renu Khator

(139 ratings)

81% of employees recommend this company to a friend
246 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good work environment and you get time to work on PhD topic"
    in 21 reviews
  • "Full-time employees can obtain scholarships to take one course a semester practically free of charge"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "Parking is very affordable compared to other universities, but there is simply a lack of space, even for faculty and staff"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Should provide more options for staff housing on campus"
    in 24 reviews
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U of Houston

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Houston

ProsIt is in Houston, a great city.

ConsThe money goes to the usual place: football.

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Instructional Assistant (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at University of Houston part-time for more than a year

Prosits really good for part time workers and students. you get good money.

Consnot many full time opportunities available here and post degree jobs are few

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Encouraging

Delivery Person (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at University of Houston part-time for more than 3 years

ProsAs a work-study student, the staff is very flexible and understanding with regard to working around your busy course load.

ConsNot a long-term career move, unless you obtain a professional position within the University

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

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Teaching Assistant (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at University of Houston full-time for less than a year

ProsGood place work and study

ConsGet acquainted with department and University rules. They differ sometimes

Advice to Senior ManagementMake clear policies.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work as part time

Web Developer (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at University of Houston part-time for more than a year

ProsWill get instate tution fee waiver

Conskind of heavy work at times.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Its good to work while studying

Proctor (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at University of Houston part-time for more than a year

ProsAlong with your degree you can gain practical experience of things to work upon.

ConsNot much scope of progress, to get significant pay rise you have to job hop within university. Salary is mediocre.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should create more employment opportunities and scope of development.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good research, bad students

Teaching Assistant (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at University of Houston full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood variety of research projects to pursue. Teaching is rewarding.

ConsMost undergraduate students are not prepared for college-level work. The administration bureaucracy is difficult to deal with.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Set in a great city

Research Assistant (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at University of Houston part-time for more than a year

ProsLiberal environment, Culturally diverse. Good programs in Chemical, Petroleum and Mechanical Engineering disciplines..Good pathway to the energy industry

ConsLow on benefits..more research centers to be set up. Research in lot of disciplines to be improved..

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Fulfilling, Lively, Progressive and Constantly Changing

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Houston full-time

ProsThere is community at this institution. Everyone wants to see the University propel and as a student working for students is amazing. The University is making major leaps to be a major player in energy, arts and medicine and it is only up from here.

ConsCertain departments have yet to make the transition to a tier one mentality, but overall everyone is energetic and understands where the university wants to be long term.

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

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Instructional Assistant

Instructional Assistant (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at University of Houston part-time for less than a year

ProsThere are not so much work for you to do. Professors are really nice. You only need to grade the homework every two weeks. They will ask you technical questions on the interview.

ConsThe job is not challenging at all. It is quite boring when proctoring exams. Actually, there are so much to complain about this job. I find it quite good.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice.

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