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University of Texas System Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
182 Reviews
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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.  

    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
  2.  

    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

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

    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
  3.  

    Nice environment to work in

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Texas System

    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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  5.  

    Great experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Great overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Texas System

    Pros

    Great place to work, you learn a lot

    Cons

    Small pay, no benefits (benefits more from school insurance itself)

  8.  

    professor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Texas System

    Pros

    good work environment with interesting people

    Cons

    no sabbaticals, some buildings need repair, some amenities lacking

  9.  

    It is OK.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    many job opportunities and houses are cheap

    Cons

    benefit is so so. not much to say

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Enjoyment Depends on the Team You Work With

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    There's quite a bit of flexibility in the GA position. Depending on who you're working for you don't necessarily have to work in office. Great way to get to know faculty/researchers. Perfect way to build your CV and gain research skills/experiences. If you want to stay in academia there's no better way to get plugged into future opportunities.

    Cons

    Environment can often feel contentious and competitive - this can depend on the department you base out of. Not much support for those wishing to go into a corporate environment post graduation. Opportunities for advancement are limited - mainly a position used as a jumping off point.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could improve on the mentorship of GA's. Encouragement and support are extremely important in building confidence to do high level research.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great faculty and resources. Many intelligent classmates. Great place to network and learn.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Richardson, TX

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

    Pros

    The UT system has many resources and much funding, so finding a job on campus isn't too difficult. In almost every course I've taken the professor are teaching you practical skills. Many research opportunities for some majors.

    Cons

    The class sizes are very big, which means the faculty are often too busy to give individuals much attention. The evaluation of a student's performance is primarily based on examinations. From my experience, If you're interested in research as an undergrad, many such opportunities exist for certain majors; however, much less for other majors (e.g. Mathematics or liberal arts).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to the faculty: Shift performance evaluation from examinations to projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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