University of North Texas Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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University of North Texas President 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. Student Employment

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are lots of jobs available, especially if you apply before the semester begins. Great hours (you can do homework during these hours if you are not busy), schedules work around your school schedule and some jobs even offer tuition waivers for out-of-state.

    Cons

    Mostly minimum wage or slightly above for student workers.

    Advice to Management

    Every department is different but general advice for management would be to show appreciation. It's nice to be appreciated even if you are just a student worker.


  2. Multimedia Assistant for UNT Union

    Current Employee - Multimedia Assistant in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Multimedia Assistant in Denton, TX

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

    Pros

    A safe, collaborative work place full of wonderful creative people. I learned so much here.

    Cons

    No cons. I wish I could have worked their longer.


  3. Mixed bag

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of North Texas (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Enjoy working with students and the general functions of the job. Benefits are OK but seem to be whittling away. I enjoy most of the faculty and staff I work with.

    Cons

    Disjointed organization. Top down management. Upper level people have little, if any understanding of the general functions of a department yet make decisions that can have dramatic impact on a department. Upper level managers don't seek follow up information on their decisions. They make the decision and move on, leaving lower level staff scrambling to flesh out ideas which on a practical level do not work well. Example: A new faculty software was provided but to use the software additional peripherals were need to use the software. The peripheral devices were not provided to use the software and faculty are expected to purchase the equipment out of their own pocket. Most people don't know what other departments in the same group are doing or even what they do. Raises are an annual, everyone gets the same percentage sort of thing. Annual raises are called merit raises but they are more like a cost of living increase except the raises don't keep up with inflation. Since everyone gets the same percentage raise, the outstanding worker and the duds that should have been fired years ago get the same percentage. High performers reward for high levels of competence, meeting deadlines on time and receiving excellent reviews is to get more work to do because you are dependable and have the work ethic of a professional. Numerous years there have no raises at all. The only way to make more money at is to be promoted. While there are all sorts of new upper level management hiring going on, mostly from outside the University Middle and lower level promotions are stagnant and the opportunity to advance depends on someone retiring or dying. There are positions open because the person holding the job quit and no one wants the grief that goes with that position or the position doesn't pay market level for the work. The IT area has trouble filling jobs because people can more money working elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Provide the tools employees request, they are on the front lines and know what they need. Make both long term and short term goals for all levels very clearly understood. Grand plans of sweeping concepts do nothing to improve the work environment or student experience if the plans are not well conceive, detailed and understood by those who will execute them. Make a strong and continuous effort to listen to the people who do the job so better higher levels decisions can be made and the results of those decisions and the Law of Unintended Consequences are known before major damage is done. You have a large group of professional, dedicated and self-motivated people who are striving to make UNT a great place. Listen to them, give them what they say they need and then get out of the way.


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  5. Kitchena and Dining career (cafetering and catering)

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager Supervisor in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Manager Supervisor in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of North Texas (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    University of North Texas give me manage skill, organization, and learning new staff in other career is not my major. However, the team work experience was incredible.

    Cons

    Responsibilities to organize all the team the Snap food order. Keep inventory the all product we had to use in the week.

    Advice to Management

    keep the communication with all the employer with the same context. Also, respect all employer as human. Keep teach part time skill can use in whatever job after graduate to the university.


  6. Headed in the Wrong Direction

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of North Texas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The department had a lot of resources, and was able to do a lot with them. They have the ability to attract some incredible talent to the department as well.

    Cons

    The school is interfering with the department's ability to manage itself, and the department is getting even better at losing incredible talent than it is at acquiring it.


  7. Awesome Student Job

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    Former Employee - Help Desk Support in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Help Desk Support in Dallas, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great job for current students who need part time on campus jobs

    Cons

    There is nothing bad I could really say about this job just a typical on campus job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  8. Research assistant

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    Former Employee - Texas in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Texas in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    1)good place to work 2)need to spend a lot of time doing research

    Cons

    bad management no good selection process

    Advice to Management

    improve the way you treat students


  9. Variety of activities

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many activities available on campus Library services are terrific Free buses!

    Cons

    Job stagnation No advancement opportunities No raises

    Advice to Management

    There is so much emphasis on promotional activity and marketing that there is very little attention paid to the daily life of employees. Custodians are unsung heroes with what they endure. Many long-time employees are bitter and take it out on new people or just complain their whole days away. Since you can't get raises and there is no way for promotion except to leave your job for another, there is very little reward for performing well. And frequently, there is punishment for innovation or initiative. For people who have not had raises in years except for paltry 'merit' raises that are doled out at the department's discretion, seeing numerous hires of administrators is morale-crushing. Each one of them makes more than 3-4 people in any given department combined. Also, UNT wastes a ton of taxpayer money on over-air conditioning buildings. People in Texas can survive with indoor temperatures of 78 in summer. Really. Truly. Happens all the time.


  10. student assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    friendly and helpful staff to go in need of any assistance.

    Cons

    Should be more quick in dealing with matters.

    Advice to Management

    Should be more fast paced.


  11. SI Leader - Fun position

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supplemental Instruction Leader in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Supplemental Instruction Leader in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    independent, get to learn and teach

    Cons

    students can be difficult, training required, some pointless things required as well

    Advice to Management

    be more flexible and listen to what the senior leaders think, as they get the feedback from all other students



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