University of Houston Downtown Reviews

Updated March 12, 2015
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  1. Invaluable

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    Former Employee - Writing Center Tutor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Writing Center Tutor in Houston, TX

    I worked at University of Houston Downtown

    Pros

    I loved working with students.

    Cons

    Low pay and not enough hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know it's hard. Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Adjunct Psychology Professor

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at University of Houston Downtown

    Pros

    Diverse student body population on campus

    Cons

    Campus lay out, very difficult to manuever

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Good Employees, but Not Enough of Them

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I like working here, and expect to stay here for at least a few years, in part because the institution is committed to student learning and student success -- as opposed to, say, research. Also, a stable environment with a pension plan and friendly coworkers. And having a library at work is pretty cool.

    Cons

    As the University has grown and continues to grow, the number of staff employees has not kept pace. Not even close. As a result, it takes *forever* to get basic things done. I don't blame my fellow employees. They generally work hard, but there are only so many hours in the day. Also, many processes remain manual and paper-based. A lot of time and money wasted -- resources that could, and should, be used to help students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fund the expansion you seek. Hire more staff throughout the University.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Great place to work if you are a student, but it was a very slow pace

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

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

    Pros

    Work right on campus, I was able to study while working

    Cons

    The pace was extremely slow, and there wasn't alot of oppurtunites to talk to a lot of peope.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. I enjoyed UHD for the time I was there

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Houston Downtown

    Pros

    Employees are nice, great place for someone who is trying to obtain a degree, very laid back environment

    Cons

    No room to advance within the company

  7. Meaningful, great experience with flexible hours and awesome people.

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

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

    Pros

    The ability to work on things for class while still earning a paycheck. Good, flexible hours. Understanding and polite co-workers and supervisors. Good experience working with other people.

    Cons

    Gets a bit boring from time to time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. No clear direction at University level, students are after thought.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at University of Houston Downtown full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Students are great and benefits are fair.

    Cons

    Administration does not have clear direction and is vindictive, blaming line staff for problems. Nepotism for upper administration is problematic. Longevity is not appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. The best educational environment

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    Current Employee - Design Lead in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Design Lead in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Very committed and friendly staff, that are not only care about the quality of your education but also put so much importance on cultural value. It's a public school with all private school qualities.

    Cons

    It's very hard to find a parking space at that time. I hope they already solved that problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a need to buy some nearby properties and expand with additional parking space added as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. Lots of opportunity, lots of politics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Houston Downtown

    Pros

    Lots of good people work here and want to improve the school for students

    Cons

    Undeefunded programs, too much top administration, need more support staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget it's a school, so it can't work exactly like a business.

  11. Good Employer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX

    I have been working at University of Houston Downtown part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -This company has a laid back culture.
    -There are always events on campus, so that means A LOT of free food!

    Cons

    -There is too much bureaucracy at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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