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University of Texas at San Antonio Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
University of Texas at San Antonio – “UTSA Campus Rec”

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3.8 115 reviews

97% Approve of the CEO

University of Texas at San Antonio President Ricardo Romo

Ricardo Romo

(62 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good environment, flexibility, convenient for students(in 5 reviews)

  • Great people and it never got boring for an office position(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay and can work only some many hours per week(in 4 reviews)

  • Pay is terrible, no benefits, everything is disorganized, no area to work, and the students are not motivated, 1st year masters students teach classes(in 3 reviews)

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    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood management, teachers are caring

    ConsCompensation was fair, great benefits

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great University but faculty not compensated well.

    Lecturer I (Former Employee) San Antonio, TX

    ProsUTSA is seeking to expand its reputation and is doing a fairly decent job so far. Enrollment remains steady and even has increased slightly. The campus is lively and the student body is mostly dedicated to learning and higher education. Faculty services are convenient and close to offices. However, The library is perhaps the crown jewel of UTSA.

    ConsSupervisors/Heads of Departments tend to be more focused on the welfare of the students rather than the welfare of the faculty. Faculty are blamed for student mistakes even before a full investigation takes place. Faculty often have to confront supervisors/heads of department themselves and present evidence to prove themselves innocent. The benefits are wonderful when they are available to the faculty; a faculty member who does not have a full load must suffer both payment for benefits and less pay in general.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide faculty members with higher pay and better benefits. Faculty members put in many hours of work for a fixed salary. If UTSA is to become a Tier One University, it will do so by raising the standard of living it provides to its faculty. I would recommend cutting middle-managers (there are many) and spending that money instead on faculty who provide education to students.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Part time employment at University

    Lab Assistant (Current Employee) San Antonio, TX

    ProsThey are very flexible with your school schedule and has a great work environment.

    ConsSome users try to give dispatch staff a hard time to speak to higher level technicians.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe experience was great, because of the environment I was put in. Great people and it never got boring for an office position. I was treated like family and not just a student worker.

    ConsSometimes the work load could get overwhelming when every one depends on you to have something complete at a specific time. The pay was not that great.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Research Assistant (Current Employee) San Antonio, TX

    ProsGreat environment, friendly people, good organization and benefits.

    ConsThe work is not always challenging.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Counseling Services: Terrible place to work

    Clinician (Current Employee) San Antonio, TX

    ProsExperience working in a university setting.

    ConsLow pay for job requirements. Unprecedented low morale. Poor leadership and incompetent management - and at times, unethical. Differential treatment among employees. Lack of responsiveness to staff complaints and concerns.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate policies that apply to all staff. Work to increase pay. Don't be physically, emotionally, and mentally absent in meetings and various exchanges throughout the year.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Okay place to work.

    Work Study (Former Employee) San Antonio, TX

    ProsYou get a paycheck and benefits, which are about the only pros I can think of. Costco is close by. Not many pros.

    ConsThe city of San Antonio is so boring and the campus is not stimulating. Pay is so low, so don't expect much- everyone is under paid.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Outstanding

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat work schedule (flexible), good leadership and great relaxed environment

    ConsPay is "decent" (what you would expect)

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work of appreciating your student workers and those under you...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work... good benefits... Salaries could be better

    Project Manager (Current Employee) San Antonio, TX

    ProsGreat environment, great benefits, low stress.

    Conslimited opportunities for career progression, low salaries,

    Advice to Senior ManagementIT mid management team could use a refresh.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall great place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Antonio, TX

    ProsFlexible and easy to work for.

    ConsCommunication between departments needs work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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