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University of Texas System Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
179 Reviews

3.8
179 Reviews
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University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D.
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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 12 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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

    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
  2.  

    work at U Texas system

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Associate Professor  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Austin, TX

    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
  3.  

    Not bad, but can be improved

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Austin, TX

    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
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  5.  

    Great place to do science

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

    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
  6.  

    A mixed bag

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

    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
  7.  

    2 years as a technical PeopleSoft Access Control Analyst

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    Current Employee - PeopleSoft Access Control Analyst  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - PeopleSoft Access Control Analyst in Fort Worth, TX

    Pros

    Good benefits but we have to work overtime and not get paid for it. We only get comp time

    Cons

    not so great pay and the outlook for raises does not seem likely

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make it pay better, communication needs to be better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good stable work environment in a mostly friendly environment

    Cons

    Not enough interaction among departments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I like working here

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good RA stipend to live in Texas, great facilities in the lab

    Cons

    the fact that we dont have an undergrad program leads to full time in the lab, which could be tedious

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Nurturing, positive place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    excellent medical benefits, vacation time, and education resources

    Cons

    low pay, difficult to be promoted

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Nice environment to work in

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits are great, and gives great work life balance.

    Cons

    Some promotions to employees are not earned with experience but just out of popularity.

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