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University of Texas System Reviews in Austin, TX

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 2014
182 Reviews
3.6
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits are great, and gives great work life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • good work environment with interesting people (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • There are not that many opportunities for advancement, especially within the offices (in 3 reviews)

  • Huge lack of investment in recruiting good students, specially graduate students (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Summer Intern

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Austin, TX

    I worked at University of Texas System as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Nice, comfortable, and pleasant work environment. All the co-workers are very friendly and welcoming.

    Cons

    Hope there are more career opportunities and more systematic training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Incredible learning and growing experience at a great university.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ITS in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - ITS in Austin, TX

    I worked at University of Texas System part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great part-time work/life/school balance.
    Incredible bosses.

    Cons

    Demanding hours and not very many benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Management that cares but the institution doesn't believe in raises

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    University of Texas at Austin is, generally speaking, a really good company to work for. The management, at least in my department, seem to genuinely care about their people. UT has an excellent comp time policy and they are really focused on the work/life balanced, possibly unrivaled. The paid time off is reasonable although I've had better. Scheduling vacation is generally pretty easy unless you are indispensable (a pro and a con, depending on your situation). Work is often interesting and challenging. There is room for promotion and growth for most, especially more junior developers.

    Cons

    They don't believe in pay raises. Annually you might get a merit bonus. Health, dental, and vision insurance available at a price is OK, coverage is OK not amazing. Vacation scheduling is a bit more strict if you are indispensable. They don't believe in pay raises (I've said this again on purpose). Possibly limited growth (promotion) potential for seasoned developers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees enough to at least track cost of living.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    work at U Texas system

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with degree of freedom

    Cons

    Non competitive salary compare to other same size schools

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not bad, but can be improved

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    modern, up to date, progressive, encourage

    Cons

    Politics can be frustrating, administration sometimes out of touch

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listn to employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to do science

    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Top notch chemistry department. Last time I checked it was hovering around 10th in the nation. Great respectable name. Austin is a great place to live and work.

    Cons

    Not that many cons but obviously your are going to be working on a university salary so you better love the research you do and enjoy the other perks

    Recommends
  8.  

    A mixed bag

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Austin, TX

    I worked at University of Texas System full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, including very good vacation policy. Stable job.

    Cons

    Wide disparity in salary levels. Lots of bureaucracy. Small salary increases. Job satisfaction seems to vary greatly by department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement some sort of bonus structure to reward and retain top performers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Austin, TX

    I worked at University of Texas System full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with my professor. He influenced the career I now have.

    Cons

    The hours can be demanding at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not worth it because of terrible management.

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    Former Employee - Building Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Building Coordinator in Austin, TX

    I worked at University of Texas System part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a great place to make new friends. Because all of the part time employees are students, it's an easy way to meet new people that you wouldn't otherwise.

    Cons

    At least at Gregory gym, the management is terrible. Those who are responsible for the student staff are very incompetent, despite their years of experience. Unintelligent decisions leave student workers baffled and often don't even slightly consider worker moral. Even though RecSports operates through the work of students it functions like a corporation who doesn't care at all about it's employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that your employees are students and that is what comes first in their lives. Yes this is a job, but it is a PART TIME on-campus job. Don't have unrealistic expectations about when employees are able to work or come in for meetings when this job isn't their highest priority. Actually consider the implications of your management actions before you perform them (i.e. don't yell at workers on shift, don't make it blatantly obvious that you pick favorites, try to actually consider student schedules and constraints).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Horrible job

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Austin, TX

    I have been working at University of Texas System as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    None at all to be precise

    Cons

    Long hours, Horrible boss, less pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please provide training to senior officials.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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