University of North Texas Reviews

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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)

  • 800 per month for 20 hours per week (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Best place to work in denton

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of North Texas

    Pros

    safe, fun, great benefits, stable pay

    Cons

    loud, lots of students, low chances to move up

  2. Generally a good experience. The professors and lecturers are happy to support you.

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

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

    Pros

    The academic staff are all friendly and helpful. No problems meeting up with people or getting guidance despite busy workloads.

    Cons

    Pay rates are not substantial (but hey your working at a university). Some of the admin staff have obviously been around too long and don't want to be there any longer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better hiring procedures to get the proper people in the executive administrative roles within the university as a whole could have prevented the current financial crisis.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
  3. Graduate School at UNT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of North Texas

    Pros

    Flexible teaching assignments during regular semester

    Cons

    More TA hours comapred to other university in regular semester and half during summer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Nice university for a PhD degree

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of North Texas

    Pros

    Good location. number of faculty. degree requirement is not that tough. If tuition needs to be paid, its relatively cheap compared to other universities.

    Cons

    The quality of faculty is not that satisfactory.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Great Place to Study/ Work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of North Texas

    Pros

    Everyone wants to be there
    The TA coordinator is great
    Fun environment
    Amazing trainign

    Cons

    Can be a bit too focused in some learning areas and not as focused in others

  7. I loved it, the employees are very diverse and management knows what its doing.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative

    I have been working at University of North Texas

    Pros

    I get to meet lots of people and I love the people that work there.

    Cons

    Limited promotion available especially for student employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. As a faculty, you may have a satisfactory career. Or not.

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Denton, TX

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

    Pros

    Nice neighborhood, appealing location, and wonderful student body. The IT infrastructure is surprisingly advanced for a school of this caliber. The proximity to Dallas is great and will get better once the major highway construction is completely by 2017.

    Cons

    An organization with an aging culture, trying hard to enter the modern age, UNT still values its faculty far less than it should. Departmental politics can (and very, very frequently does) get vicious! The top administration is too busy, too removed, too helpless to do anything about it. There is much lip service paid to the value of teaching. Yet, outstanding teaching faculty typically earn a fraction of those who devote themselves to research at the cost of enhancing student outcomes. This kills morale faster than butter melts on a stove top!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ferret out the underhanded nepotistic management policies of departments with regard to disbursement of merit raises, project grants and resources of all kinds. And, instead of paying lip service to the importance of teaching, do something real about it. Make those who teach well feel wanted. Consistently! One teaching award or two given at an award ceremony, once a year, does very little to the many great teachers who are on campus, toiling away everyday, only because they *love* teaching and care deeply for their students. Yet, they feel like second class citizens all the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. Great experience with great staff

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of North Texas

    Pros

    Lots of growth if you're driven to learn.

    Cons

    Getting in and out of the campus can be problematic at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Staff member in specialized administrative role.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work life balance and colleagues are great. Benefits are satisfying and university culture can sometimes be very exciting and fun.

    Cons

    HR controls the entire organization and it is not for the benefit of employees themselves. HR will limit your earnings potential even if funding is available and management wants to increase your salary. Vertical moves can prove very difficult. Bureaucratic culture inhibits efficiency and progress of most procedures.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Approves of CEO
  11. Good School

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Denton, TX

    I have been working at University of North Texas

    Pros

    God teaching and research school

    Cons

    Getting PhD was challenging
    discussing, training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should improve

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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