University of Texas at El Paso

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University of Texas at El Paso Reviews in El Paso, TX

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
59 Reviews
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University of Texas at El Paso President Diana S. Natalicio
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31 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • friendly co-workers willing to help (in 3 reviews)

  • Winter breaks & holidays off (school schedule) (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • UTEP does not pay their work studies enough (in 4 reviews)

  • Limited exposure and high rank publication (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good for a student.

    Former Employee - Peer Leader  in  El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Peer Leader in El Paso, TX

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

    Pros

    I was a student employee so it was great for me to have a chance to have a job while studying. The compensation wasn't that great, however it's great if you have this as some extra cash and not your primary source of income.

    Cons

    Minimum wage and I found some training unnecessary. However, these might be good for younger people, I think I only found them tedious because I was older than the average peer leader.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great work atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Assistant  in  El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Assistant in El Paso, TX

    I have been working at University of Texas at El Paso part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great team to work with and supervisors are very flexible with your schedule. Great to learn professional skills and a small feel of the real world dealing with so many customers.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth. Most of the employees have to leave once they graduate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more opportunities for graduating professionals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work for students.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator  in  El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in El Paso, TX

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

    Pros

    If you are student at UTEP and work for the university it is possible you may have your own office and desktop computer. This makes studying and doing homework on campus very conveinant. There are other perks to working for the University liek having after hours buidling access and a set of keys. This comes in handy for those late night projects you have been working on all semester.

    Cons

    If you work for the university you may start to feel like you live on Campus. That's just life though if your a student. Another downside to student employment is that there are no benefits and the pay is really low.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    The best job while attending full-time graduate school

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in El Paso, TX

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

    Pros

    The job is on campus, which makes it really easy to work and take classes without the need of driving. Also, jobs inside UTEP are respectful of their student's class schedule.

    Cons

    The pay is not competitive with other off-campus options. Also, really few choices to eat healthy around campus, so you should bring your own lunch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to get or find a job inside campus, is usually by referral. And many capable students are left outside of the 'circle'. Maybe a UTEP only career fair would be a good idea!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Information Technology , tech

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Tech  in  El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - IT Tech in El Paso, TX

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

    Pros

    Great boss, co-workers knowledgeable and willing to teach and training you
    Hours are flex if need be Team is outstanding

    Cons

    Higher ups, down nose the workers A lot of politics and butt kissing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better higher up leadership Top down issues

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Research Assistant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in El Paso, TX

    I have been working at University of Texas at El Paso as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Learning Environment
    If you like school, you might like this.

    Cons

    Low salary
    Cut throat environment
    Depending on what department you work for, budget can be very limiting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great for Student Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant  in  El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in El Paso, TX

    I have been working at University of Texas at El Paso part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As a resident assistant, you get free dorm, $150/semester for food, $20/semester for laundry, and &200/month! It's a pretty sweet deal if you were living on campus anyway as rent starts at $600/month. But what makes the job amazing is the fun and friendly staff who are always understanding of your school schedule and support you for far longer than your employment lasts.

    Cons

    That one call at 4AM about a drunk resident that you will have to take.

    If you weren't living on campus to begin with, you could be making more money elsewhere. This isn't a job that pays for your 6GB phone bill, car insurance, going out to eat money, and groceries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the awesome work and thanks for keeping the employee atmosphere so positive!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Student-Employee Experience

    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant  in  El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in El Paso, TX

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

    Pros

    Professors were a pleasure to work with. Program directors and supervisors were easy to meet with and were very accommodating.

    Cons

    Lack of departmental funding.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Financial Assistant  in  El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Financial Assistant in El Paso, TX

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

    Pros

    Great supervisor and co-workers, helping students develop

    Cons

    Location was far from where I lived.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the hard work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great work while attending school full time.

    Former Employee - ACES Associate  in  El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - ACES Associate in El Paso, TX

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

    Pros

    Arranging your hours based on your class schedule is very flexible. I learned to be comfortable working with others and constantly contributing to team discussions. I was exposed to many projects and events hosted by the College of Engineering which were fun most of the time.

    Cons

    Sometimes you tend to work over your scheduled hours and when dealt a task, it is usually unclear what exactly needs to be done. Communication can be lacking at times when asking coworkers for input.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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