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University of Houston Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
352 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work environment and you get time to work on PhD topic (in 27 reviews)

  • There is a sense of community and the culture is work hard but also a work-life balance (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • So much red tape when trying to process a request (in 8 reviews)

  • Working part time on these projects while being a full time student at UH made it challenging (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    good chemical engineering university

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Houston

    Pros

    good job opportunity and food restaurants

    Cons

    weather is not suitable for people who don;t like heat

  2.  

    Horrible bosses and constant fear of reprimand.

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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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You have to screw up really bad to get fired.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy, takes a lots of patience and have to learn to leave your work when you get home to keep your sanity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide at least competitive salaries to keep talent. Get rig of bloated wasteful middle management.
    The performance reviews are waste of time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    I was there for one year as a teaching assistant/Ph.D student in department of physics

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at University of Houston full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Low living costs, work-life balance

    Cons

    Hot weather in summer. Bad campus environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Less than satisfying

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

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

    Pros

    State benefits, free health screens, good restaurants, friendly environment

    Cons

    Employee parking, office culture, administration follow up, crime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop protecting directors who do more harm than good for your reputation. Keep students and employees first. Invest in office culture by training executives and shift priority to annual 360 reviews for upper management completed by the entire subordinate staff. Make some positive changes with employee satisfaction in mind.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good office culture, good support from the university for research, opportunity to grow and rise up the ladder if you perform, less pressure in work, and good supervisor.

    Cons

    Low compensation, insignificant merit increase, high bureaucracy. location of university and commute is unsafe, people are mostly laid back, pay is not commensurate to job responsibilities, high income inequality, benefits ere very bad

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Instructional Assistant

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

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

    Pros

    Good working environment is their in the university

    Cons

    No cons which I can see

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is doing a great job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Resident Advisor

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    Former Employee - Resident Advisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Resident Advisor in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Lots of training that will prepare you for any job in the future. Not a lot of flexibility in schedule but the schedules are given a semester in advance so that you can plan life around it.

    Cons

    Depending on where you're placed, you may have a few sleepless nights. Pay is not great but room and board are free for all full time RA's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    An approachable personality is ideal for the "RA of RAs". My experience with the Hall Director was always positive but there were other exceptions in other areas of Residential Life and Housing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    The best learning environment in Texas

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

    I have been working at University of Houston part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work whilst going to school

    Cons

    None, the pay may be small but great experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Started from the Bottom Now I'm in the Middle

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    Current Employee - Development Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Development Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at University of Houston full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Depending on the department you work in there is a lot of flexibility. If you are in school while trying to work this is a great place to work because they are very understanding and will allow you a certain amount of hours to handle school business. People are very kind and helpful. Everyone looks out for each other.

    Cons

    I have never been fond of paying to park where I work. The prices continue to increase. An increase in pay is rarely seen and promotions are rare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are people that can really improve the university that already work here. Look at those individuals before you desire to hire out. Definitely shows that the company is not as loyal as the employee is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    HHP

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Easy to get in to college here

    Cons

    BS school, basically a paper mill

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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