University of North Texas Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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University of North Texas President Neal J. Smatresk
Neal J. Smatresk
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Pros
  • Great students and a wonderful work environment (in 11 reviews)

  • It is easy to maintain a work-life balance working at UNT and the opportunities for cross-training are vast (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • There's no cons really, it's just a part time job (in 6 reviews)

  • This is fine for most people but if you're struggling to pay rent or classes you may need a full time position, which they have available to students (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Enjoy working for the University

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denton, TX

    I have been working at University of North Texas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Competitive benefits, awesome staff scholarship, and great Denton culture.

    Cons

    There is a bit of "red tape" and politics and some of the departments are not always pleasant to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Always treat your employees with respect, trust in their abilities, and respect the effort your employees put into their work.


  2. Academic Tutor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Academic Tutor in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Academic Tutor in Denton, TX

    I worked at University of North Texas part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Super flexible hours, the academic coordinator is outstanding, gain excellent experience dealing with a diverse group of people, reinforce information you learned in the class(es) you tutor

    Cons

    Dealing with the -occasional- bad attitude from one of the students, inadequate parking when there are soccer games (not many cons here!)

    Advice to Management

    I really don't have any huge complaints. Management was excellent and I do not have any suggestions to put forward.


  3. ITSS Computer Operator

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ITSS Computer Operator in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - ITSS Computer Operator in Denton, TX

    I have been working at University of North Texas part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very relaxing job, not a lot of responsibility, and is perfect for students.

    Cons

    No room to grow, job only lasts as long as one is enrolled at school, and not a lot of responsibility.


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  5. Great Benefits, No Opportunity for Growth

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator III in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator III in Denton, TX

    I have been working at University of North Texas full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As part of the State government, there is great stability unlike in the private sector. Benefits, including group insurance and pension plan, are top shelf, and vacation and sick time accruals are very generous.

    Cons

    There is no opportunity for growth under the current staff organizational scheme. The career band model was only partially implemented, leading to stagnation, injured morale, and inability to grow in a position along with personal growth. There is no career progression without changing departments, making advancement nearly non-existent. Many faculty have no concept of what staff do for them, and are often demanding and expect staff to do things that could be accomplished by their teaching assistants if the faculty member had not waited until the last moment to complete a task. Faculty and administrators should stop sending emails to their support staff after a certain hour, or at least not expect them to be read and answered outside of normal 'office hours.'

    Advice to Management

    Although a review of the staff structure is underway which should alleviate some of the issues, supervisors / department heads should be more open to consideration of pay increases for employees. Staff have not had a cost-of-living increase is several years, and this can easily be alleviated by skipping faculty merit raises for one year and giving the entire pool to staff merit raises. An average 1% increase the last two fiscal years has done nothing but cover the increased cost of the group insurance premiums, making no net increase in pay for staff.


  6. Very flexible schedule and awesome culture!

    Current Employee - Technical Assistant II in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Assistant II in Denton, TX

    I have been working at University of North Texas part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The hours were really flexible for student part time workers. I worked as an A/V tech for university events up to 29 hours a week and scheduling never was an issue

    Cons

    Sometimes the other employees are just thrust into event setups without full training or explanations of some key things.

    Advice to Management

    reform your management and training methods even though it is hard to do so with student workers and a high turnover rate.


  7. Nice university

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

    I worked at University of North Texas

    Pros

    Nice university with good professors

    Cons

    Need more advanced equipment for experiments


  8. Higher Education; Higher Opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Academic Coordinator in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Academic Coordinator in Denton, TX

    I have been working at University of North Texas (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Higher education positions have great opportunities for further education with a faculty/staff tuition waiver that extends to spouses and children, and the holiday schedule is better than most positions. Most supervisors work with employees to establish flexible work schedules and generally there is a positive vibe around campus

    Cons

    While benefits and work/life balance is reasonable, the salary structure is fairly rigid with few opportunities for advancement or salary increases - which also depend on the nature of your supervisor/boss. The better your boss, the better your chances for small salary increases, merit or otherwise.

    Advice to Management

    Tailor job postings and job experience and candidate talent to remuneration


  9. UNT Housing & Residence Life

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Denton, TX

    I have been working at University of North Texas part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working for UNT Housing and Residence Life was the best time of my life. It's really like having a second family. The work is hard, but worth it.

    Cons

    Living with your coworkers can become stressful, and takes a lot of patience to get used to. Expectations are not always made clear.

    Advice to Management

    Have clearer expectations, and allow more for individuals that prefer to work independently, rather than always in a group setting.


  10. Classroom Support Services

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bench Tech in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Bench Tech in Denton, TX

    I have been working at University of North Texas (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun and energetic fellow employees. The atmosphere for students is superb. Flexible and work around hectic school schedule.

    Cons

    Staff could be more technical with their knowledge. One supervisor is condescending but she means well I think.


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    Cafetastrophy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cafeteria Worker in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Cafeteria Worker in Denton, TX

    I worked at University of North Texas part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    When you are a student at UNT, Kerr always has an open position for you. Most of the workers there are friendly and it is easy to form a sort of community amongst your fellow workers. You get one free meal per shift. I you follow most of the regulations, it is pretty difficult to get fired.

    Cons

    Low levels of sanitation. Harsh supervisors. Lots of pressure on people who are working around sharp, heavy, and steaming hot things. Working around food waste. When it is busy, you suffer.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees like they are humans, because they are. Don't discourage socialization when it doesn't interfere with work. Be more generous and understanding of your student workers. Work on sanitation and food quality.



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