University of Houston Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
306 Reviews

3.7
306 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work environment and you get time to work on PhD topic (in 23 reviews)

  • Work Life Balance great benefits (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Pay is low and raises are very some at times (in 6 reviews)

  • So much red tape when trying to process a request (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Too Big for Its Britches

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

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

    Pros

    Some areas provide a strong work/life balance.
    It's certainly a school on the rise, and it's gaining a much better regional reputation.
    Comp and benefits are about standard in the field.

    Cons

    UH is dedicated on rising to the upper ranks of colleges in the US, but it's not really putting any effort into a meaningful infrastructure for those changes. Upper administration issues new fiats on a regular basis with the expectation being everyone shift priorities to follow the new moves. Ground level employees won't notice as much, but as you move up, expect to see more and more headaches and frustration. You'll barely have the prior policies implemented before new ones come in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Job Security

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at University of Houston full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Plenty of jobs available to move around for advancement.

    Cons

    Pay is not that good compared to private companies, but I feel secure in my job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more opportunities for work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good but not great

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The faculty is great, the prof are kind enough, the infrastructure is great. The recreational facilities are amazing. The sources of information from library are highly sufficient.

    Cons

    Too many students get admission and so it a lot tough competition .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the intake of students and all will be set right.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was a good and challenging work environment for a fresher in Database

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst II  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst II in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Very good colleagues and supervisor, flexible timings, Good work conditions, good university facilities

    Cons

    Not much scope for career growth , No new challenges after you master your current work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more personal benefits, career growth discussions, Promotions,

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It was very flexible and fun

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Communication was great between my boss and our team where we worked. Our boss encouraged to be involved in the celebrations on campus, there was a lot of engagement with students. I also had the opportunity to learn new technology while an undergrad that I otherwise would not have had access to. We also gathered for yearly Christmas parties at the bosses house.

    Cons

    Hourly pay was moderate-low for what I was doing. Working with young adults can lead to drama in the office sometimes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Made for retiring individuals

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    If you know your job (or get training on your own money), there are no rush deadlines, no stress, no change. Ideal for anybody who wants to retire in the same job.

    Cons

    Any avenues for improvement needs extra work which is never encouraged by superiors.
    Even when you showcase an improvement, additional degrees, or certifications, internal promotions are not encouraged. Growth opportunities are non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do you know how many overqualified people you have? They can be utilized more efficiently if given a chance. Make HR strategic. Find those people and give them opportunities to grow with the University.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    good but definitely not the best. only chose tis because had no other options

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

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

    Pros

    you get tuition waivers, and reduction in fees

    Cons

    the money they pay you is not enough, provided you still have to pay some amount of your tuition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do not take fees or tuition from PhD students. we deserve a full waiver

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Program Director

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Director  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Program Director in Houston, TX

    I have been working at University of Houston full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits, holidays, and growth if you start off in a lower position, work hard, and network.

    Cons

    Red tape and politics! You must network and work hard and smart. Many people here only work for a pay check and only want to do what is in their job description. The departments are scared of lawsuits and in return they are scared to fire people who do not perform and make excuses for poor attitudes.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    ES Database Administrator

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Administrator  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Love the diversity of not just students but faculty and staff.

    Cons

    No work/life balance in this department. No raises in years for some, others only have to get married and they get a raise and a promotion. Staff retention and moral is at an all-time low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate on how the management of this department is being conducted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at University of Houston full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great place to have on your resume. Good place to start your career. They have lots of opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Management needs improvement. Should offer more training opportunities to employees. Jobs can be challenging at times. Pay is low and raises are very some at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training and better compensation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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