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University of Oklahoma Reviews in Oklahoma

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
140 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits and good opportunities to attend all kinds of events (in 11 reviews)

  • How comfortable the work environment is certainly varies by office and the personalities within (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Oh yes," they say," the Graduate College doesn't like actually dealing with graduate students directly (in 3 reviews)

  • Because of the nature of the job, you are "on call" 24-7 unless you are on a pre-approved work leave for the day (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    A work experience to match the education.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant  in  Norman, OK
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Norman, OK

    I have been working at University of Oklahoma part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working in an academic environment that provides as much education outside the classroom as inside the classroom; I was allowed to learn from the professors as both teachers in the classroom for schoolwork and as mentors throughout the GA position.

    Cons

    Although the position requires the upkeep of good grades, there are frequent urgent requests from professors for the job which conflicted with school work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Wonderful

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Norman, OK
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Norman, OK

    I worked at University of Oklahoma part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    University Environment
    Plenty of Training possibilities
    Promotes Personal Growth
    Plenty of Opportunities to continue studying at the University of Oklahoma
    Most positions are very sociable

    Cons

    Maybe no cons. Perhaps the only cons is the fact you have to buy the parking permit as faculty/staff if you want to park on campus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Meaningful work with great benefits, values, and work/life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing and PR Specialist  in  Norman, OK
    Former Employee - Marketing and PR Specialist in Norman, OK

    I worked at University of Oklahoma full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you want a career in higher education, this is your place. Some of the pros include: commitment to employee development and learning, annual satisfaction/performance reviews, work/life balance, desirable benefits package, employee loyalty, and fair compensation. Access to lectures, arts and sporting events (for a price, of course) was also a plus. Also, Norman is a charming, inexpensive town.

    Cons

    It's what you'd expect working at a public institution. Bureaucracy. Politics. Opportunities for advancement can be limited. Leadership and senior management is a bit of an ol' boys club.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It'd be great to see more diversity in leadership and management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Recruitment Services- Student Tour Guide

    Former Employee - Student Tour Guide  in  Norman, OK
    Former Employee - Student Tour Guide in Norman, OK

    I worked at University of Oklahoma part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very laid back optimistic atmosphere, the work was never strenuous, when you aren't on schedule to give a tour, you organize folders, roll up OU t-shirts, deliver documents to different departments, occasionally watch the receptionist desk. You are trained extensively. Get to make your schedule for the entire semester and if you can not make a shift you simply find someone who can cover for you. You will become very comfortable speaking in front of large groups and this gives you a chance to work on your speaking skills

    Cons

    The pay is great but the job isn't difficult. Tours go through all kinds of weather but more often than not they will make for a great story.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. A raise would be lovely

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Employment opportunity for student workers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Assistant  in  Norman, OK
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Norman, OK

    I worked at University of Oklahoma part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedules for full time students and allows for networking to those students interested. Once you are an employee for several years it easier to transition to a full time employee for the students who might want to work for the university after graduating.

    Cons

    Mininium wage, no room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I worked in the library Cataloging department where moral was low. I have heard from other student employees that other departments had a more positive role model.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Rich university culture, with good management

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    Current Employee - Certified Flight Instructor  in  Norman, OK
    Current Employee - Certified Flight Instructor in Norman, OK

    I have been working at University of Oklahoma as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The faculty and staff are very supportive

    Cons

    No benifits for full time flight instructors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Working at OU IT

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    Former Employee - IT Student Employee In Call Center  in  Norman, OK
    Former Employee - IT Student Employee In Call Center in Norman, OK

    I worked at University of Oklahoma part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours at the time, I don't know what it is like now because I do not believe the IT call center is 24 hours anymore. Great equipment and workplace at the time.

    Cons

    No cons that I remember. All the superiors I interacted with were cool.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Assistant Professor

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at University of Oklahoma full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good mood & opportunity, retirement plan, decent PTO, productive social outreach

    Cons

    could be better in medical/dental plans

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Housing and Food Program

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Norman, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norman, OK

    I worked at University of Oklahoma part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Paid for Room and Board. Got to meet many people. Got to meet President Boren. The marching band serenaded us in the morning, which was awesome.

    Cons

    I was left to pay 500 out of pocket, not really a con, but still a minor inconvenience. Maybe it's just me, but serving my fellow peers was not fun, especially when they were rude and they were in the same class as you...just saying. Also, you didn't get to choose which food place that you were to be employed at the beginning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a bit more personable, stop yelling at people, and learn the names of the people who work under you. I quit this job and my former manager stops me in the middle of the hallway and practically yells at me for missing work, when it had been at least 6 months since I had stepped foot in that place, so yeah, get that together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great benefits!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Service Worker II  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Food Service Worker II in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at University of Oklahoma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are extremely generous with teacher's retirement still an option. Basic medical insurance for the employee is 100% covered.

    Cons

    Low, unfairly distributed wages, even for Oklahoma, and very difficult to climb the corporate ladder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overhaul the pay system to allow for merit raises AND seniority raises.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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