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University of Houston Downtown Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
18 Reviews

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  1.  

    Not bad

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    Former Employee - Admissions Recruiter  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Admissions Recruiter in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Help student get into school

    Cons

    All the Driving gets old after awhile

    Recommends
  2.  

    Instructor

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    Former Employee - Instructor  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Instructor in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Lots of classes to teach.

    Cons

    Low pay. And large classes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward teachers for their effort.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Flexible work for students in many areas.

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    Former Employee - Student Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Student Employee in Houston, TX

    Pros

    As a student, the university made many opportunities for part-time work that fit into class schedules. I worked in two positions while there. Both were related to my major and both taught me a great deal. I also fulfilled an internship there.

    Cons

    I had very few problems. There was a little trouble with my paperwork set up, but no problems with personnel or my managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Good people who care work there. But they don't have the resources to do it. Some people want security over change.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are people who do good work and care there. They take what they do seriously and they want to improve the reputation of the school.

    Cons

    There is not a lot of money to improve computers and other important resources. Many things wait and get put off unless the powers that be think it is important.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good stepping stone!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Learning the in's and out's of how to successfully get accepted into a University. I was able to meet great people and fortunately had a director that fostered growth.
    - Gained experience in recruiting and that led me to the career growth i have today.
    -Office culture was always great, the team generally got along well with each other.
    -Time off was not a big deal just need to be in advance notice.
    -Benefits are awesome compared to 75% of other companies.

    Cons

    - Very much a tenured and vested personality.
    -Many students simply woke up and decided to come to school the last minute.
    -Overall constant battle between sticking to policies and standards vs. enrollment numbers.
    -Some things procedures were completely shut down if one person went on vacation.
    -During weekend or night events you were almost forced to go and you will not receive overtime or any extra pay. They will sometimes begrudgingly give you what they call "flex time" but all departments handle that differently. If you work a saturday event you might get a half day of comp time on Monday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only promote and hire people that are qualified. There is a lot of "you have to know someone" and the politics are very heavy.

    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Good learning experience

    Former Employee - Stats/Math Tutor  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Stats/Math Tutor in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Overall, it was a good experience helping students to graduate.

    Cons

    Some of the students were disrepectful.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Testing

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    Current Employee - Assistant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Working with students
    Good location
    Friendly staff in university
    Potential to be better
    Good classes

    Cons

    Working with the current management in testing
    Low expectations for exempt employees
    Rude and incompetent director
    Bad testing environment
    Unqualified manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take leadership and management courses. Stop lying about what you know. Stop being so messy. Learn how to talk to your student workers and customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  9.  

    a casual student work enviroment

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    Current Employee - Student Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Student Employee in Houston, TX

    Pros

    works with your schedule, very flexible

    Cons

    strictly part time, no proper training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Bang for your buck! I paid low tuition and even qualified for a scholarship and got a truly great education.

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    Current Employee - Assistant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Small classes! One on one interaction. Professors had their days but it was overall good. I loved the place! :D

    Cons

    Administration needs work but is improving everyday. 8/10

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on going with the changes for 2014. I can see the diferrence

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    No way up nor down

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    Current Employee - Admissions Recruiter  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Admissions Recruiter in Houston, TX

    Pros

    The view is nice, smaller school

    Cons

    No way in moving up in the ranks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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