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University of Northern Colorado Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
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  1.  

    Overall Good Work Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Desk Assistant in Greeley, CO
    Former Employee - Desk Assistant in Greeley, CO

    I worked at University of Northern Colorado part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Good Work Ethic
    - Good Hourly Flexibility
    - Friendly Coworkers
    - Pleasant Environment

    Cons

    - Few chances to be promoted
    - Very little in overall pay
    - Zero Forgiveness Tardiness / Sick Leave Policy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve Training and Promotional opportunities so staff can excel more in the work environment. Raise hourly employment rates and give maximum options to the employee from the start of employment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Constant state of change, worth it for the student population

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Northern Colorado

    Pros

    Students
    Departmental collaborations
    Greeley - growing little city
    Colorado scenery
    Cost of living

    Cons

    Low pay in comparison to peers
    Challenge to keep good talent
    Low funding for recruiting talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The UNC student is amazing to work with but it always appears as though keeping people who are great for the departments or institution isn't a priority. Most end up at other CO schools.

  3.  

    Really Enjoyed My Experience - Would Recommend!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Greeley, CO
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Greeley, CO

    I worked at University of Northern Colorado part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I had WONDERFUL hall directors and leaders to help me. As a result, they taught me a lot and I had wonderful experiences!

    Cons

    It can be difficult working with students, at times they can be accusatory and difficult to manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None - I had a great experience with my management! I guess - keep up the good work and retain the staff you have.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    It has been great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Office Assistant in Greeley, CO
    Current Employee - Student Office Assistant in Greeley, CO

    I have been working at University of Northern Colorado part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great environment, there is a wonderful work-life balance, beautiful campus. You are always doing work that benefits others.

    Cons

    Some days are much busier than others when preparing for a conference or event, etc. Sometimes this can be pretty stressful. Once you see all of your hardwork it is well worth it though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Research assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Northern Colorado as a contractor

    Pros

    Pays tuition and gives a stipend

    Cons

    Only half assistantship and must reapply for position each semester

  7.  

    Find your own way

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Greeley, CO
    Current Employee - Manager in Greeley, CO

    I have been working at University of Northern Colorado full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work, good benefits, noble mission of education, great people to work with, student involvement, 401k matching is the best

    Cons

    Not fully connected with their mission, lack of direction, misallocated budget, priorities seem to be off balance with objectives of improving quality and the student experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more detailed goals, don't try to be something you aren't, dedicate more resources to new programs, get rid of programs that don't perform

    Recommends
  8.  

    A pleasant experience for students

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Greeley, CO
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Greeley, CO

    I worked at University of Northern Colorado part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Small school, dedicated science faculty, very approachable mentors. The faculty maintains an "open-door" approach with students. This isn't a big science/engineering school; however, the team of PhDs working here are very knowledgeable and professional.

    Cons

    Opportunities for lab work are not advertised. You really have to go out of your way to make it happen. There are very few ways for undergrad students to gain research experience through the regular curriculum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more classes and positions for undergraduate students to gain meaningful research experience and actively recruit the best and brightest for labs from your classes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Carrying out rare-earth intermetallic synthesis and characterization

    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Greeley, CO
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Greeley, CO

    I have been working at University of Northern Colorado full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly working environment and nice people

    Cons

    Small research group with a few equipments for solid state research

  10.  

    Poor management but good people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Northern Colorado

    Pros

    Good people in the music school and other places

    Cons

    Poor management of money in the school in general

  11.  

    Resident Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Northern Colorado full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people. Great memories- it's alot like working at a summer camp etc. Good job to have during college experience

    Cons

    They OWN you. They can fire you at any moment for anything. People are super PC. No bibles allowed. If you have any religious activities, you will not be allowed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quitchobitchin.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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