University of Houston Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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  1. On campus work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Houston

    Pros

    Easy on campus for students at UH
    Disciplined work
    Importance given to time schedules

    Cons

    Work gets mundane once you get the hang of it, its good for student to support his or her expenses while doing full time studies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Very good place to learn

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

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

    Pros

    I am completely satisfied with the opportunities i had from this university

    Cons

    i dont see any cons. the environment is really friendly and helpful to students.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great place to work. nice environment and great employees. It's like a second home and family.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Houston

    Pros

    Great benefits. Ability to further your education.

    Cons

    Main campus was a very long and tiring commute to and from work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Provides many transferable skills and opportunities to help many different organizations succeed.

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    Current Employee - Residence Life Coordinator
    Current Employee - Residence Life Coordinator

    I have been working at University of Houston

    Pros

    Great state benefits for healthcare. Tier 1 status drives the growth and development of the institution

    Cons

    Sometimes the fast paced atmosphere creates a lot of stress when told to take on a new initiative

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. financial service

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Houston

    Pros

    very relaxed and pto during holidays

    Cons

    poor leadership, lacks ability to work free

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be open minded

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Research Scientist

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    Former Contractor - Research Scientist in Houston, TX
    Former Contractor - Research Scientist in Houston, TX

    I worked at University of Houston as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Some really capable faculty to collaborate with on interesting research problems. Generally, an energized and enthusiastic student population.

    Cons

    Way too much bureaucracy. Getting any paperwork done, esp. if it includes $ in any shape or form, takes forever. Zero accountability among HR and many other administrative offices (incl. the Office of Contracts & Grants or similarly named office responsible managing research grants). A lot of parasites among senior faculty and senior administrators. Bureaucrats and various paper-pushers who treat non-tenure-track faculty and scientists as if we (the research staff) are there for the paper-pushers and not the other way round.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of the upper administration starting with the UH President need to be replaced. Department Chairs and College Deans, from what I've seen, are a mixed bag, from some very good ones to some very bad ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Faculty member in a small department (Central Campus).

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Houston, TX

    I worked at University of Houston full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The great diversity of students, faculty and staff creates an exciting and stimulating work environment. The campus is beautiful and the ongoing construction promises a better work environment for many. The old buildings have character which evokes the image of "hallowed halls" of academia. The classroom work schedule is wonderful and allows time for faculty to work on research. Positive work/life balance.

    Cons

    It is has been said that incompetence is promoted at UH. This may be a good thing because it takes these people out of the classroom. I recall pockets of anarchy in a certain college where antiquated chairpersons and associate deans run slipshod over everyone under their command, except a few favorites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house! While it is next to impossible to dismiss tenured faculty, please appoint leadership that is forward thinking. Nurture those who welcome a variety of theoretical approaches to their area of discipline. Require accountability for all employees and pay attention to evaluations of upper level management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. good place to work at

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Houston

    Pros

    Lot of flexibility. No overbearing professors

    Cons

    Low compensation and slow decision making

  10. No so bad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Houston

    Pros

    Location is good.
    Job opportunities are good.

    Cons

    Insurance is not so good.

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    UH

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    Former Employee - Assistant Area Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Area Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I worked at University of Houston

    Pros

    Changing environment, autonomy, the ability to work with a team and build lasting programs Greast benefits

    Cons

    The inability to move up and be promoted and stifle your work ethic and creativity. Sometimes very little direction is provided and communication and be strained

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discuss professional development plans and guidelines

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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