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University of Texas System Reviews

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

3.8
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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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  1.  

    research assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Texas System full-time

    Pros

    They have good facility, provide good stipend, have good professors, show good school environment, have relation to good industrial touch, put good teaching of ideas, have good benefit systems, and it's in the good location.

    Cons

    It's not fit for people who don't like all year hot weather. And there're not too many big Nobel prizers. People who graduate from it is difficult to go into top class universities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience, if a bit too bueraucratic

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    Current Employee - ITS Help Desk Consultant  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - ITS Help Desk Consultant in Austin, TX

    I have been working at University of Texas System part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Cared about student worker success, putting education first, hired quality employees

    Cons

    A large bureaucracy which is to be expected

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to learn, to live and to contribute

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

    I have been working at University of Texas System full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It is a energetic environment. Research conducted are always at the cutting-edge. You will meet knowledeable people and learn a lot from them. Especially satisfied with the health related service. Also people to help you.

    Cons

    It is a big system. Sometimes, it needs time to process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good experience

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

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

    Pros

    Multiple assignments, flexible hours, diversity of assignments

    Cons

    Graduate pay, graduate pay, graduate pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    An alphabet soup. Hope you like your department!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Generally great coworkers. Downtown location is fantastic. Departmental directors for the most part are very good at what they do.

    Cons

    Few opportunities for advancement. Vulnerable to the state's budget. Inflexible attitude towards new technology. Lack of mentorship culture, instead focuses on leader development classes and the like.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simple things like outdoor picnics to improve morale go a LONG way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Learned a lot of valuable lessons working for the UT system

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    Former Employee - Student Affairs Chair  in  Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Student Affairs Chair in Richardson, TX

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

    Pros

    Great people that provided helpful mentoring and advice. Work life balance was great for being a full-time student and working.

    Cons

    The pay was low, but I was grateful for the compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It all comes down to having good people. Keep the focus on the students, and the workplace will remain great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I had a great start for my career

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    Former Employee - PeopleSoft Analyst  in  Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - PeopleSoft Analyst in Richardson, TX

    I worked at University of Texas System as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good college ambience and friendly work environment........

    Cons

    politics in the higher management and low wages and flexibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit politics and concentrate on the work culture

  9.  

    Research

    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    many research project are available that you can get involved. good for finding a job in industry after graduation.

    Cons

    if you are intending to find an academic job, this is not the best place for you. Go and find other high rank universities.

  10.  

    Some departments/areas of the University are great to work for...others are not.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, great campus resources such as on campus activity center and dining options, growing campus, excellent benefits starting on hire date, lots of vacation and sick leave

    Cons

    Some departments are very disorganized and dysfunctional. While the campus is growing steadily, staff hiring has not kept up with the growth, neither have operating budgets for many departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need to work a lot harder to foster communication and cooperation between departments and areas. The constant in fighting and scrambling for resources seriously hurts productivity and promotes employee burnout.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fair wages

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Texas System

    Pros

    UT offers strong networking and career counseling following graduation and employment. I continue to use the resources and connections.

    Cons

    the bureaucracy is unappealing. Many of the processes are inefficient and outdated by most standards.

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