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Updated Jul 16, 2014

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3.5 17 reviews

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    Not bad

    Admissions Recruiter (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsHelp student get into school

    ConsAll the Driving gets old after awhile

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere 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.

    ConsThere 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good stepping stone!

    Anonymous Employee (Former 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 Senior ManagementOnly promote and hire people that are qualified. There is a lot of "you have to know someone" and the politics are very heavy.

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    Flexible work for students in many areas.

    Student Employee (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsAs 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Good learning experience

    Stats/Math Tutor (Former Employee) Houston, TX

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

    ConsSome of the students were disrepectful.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Testing

    Assistant (Current Employee) Houston, TX

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

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

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

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

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    a casual student work enviroment

    Student Employee (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    Prosworks with your schedule, very flexible

    Consstrictly part time, no proper training

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Assistant (Current Employee) Houston, TX

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

    ConsAdministration needs work but is improving everyday. 8/10

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on going with the changes for 2014. I can see the diferrence

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

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    No way up nor down

    Admissions Recruiter (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsThe view is nice, smaller school

    ConsNo way in moving up in the ranks

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    UHD is a great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWe change lives every day

    ConsSalaries are very, very low

    Advice to Senior ManagementRaise salaries

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