University of Texas at Tyler

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University of Texas at Tyler Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Professional yet family oriented organization.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Texas at Tyler full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, time off, work/life balance is great!

    Cons

    Being a State organization, raises are few and far between.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    positive environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Texas at Tyler part-time

    Pros

    Good location, friendly faculty, competitive wages

    Cons

    not much room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow through internal staff and promote future opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Wonderful Place to Work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Tyler, TX
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Tyler, TX

    I worked at University of Texas at Tyler part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly support staff, friendly co-workers, schedule flexibility, inspiring environment.

    Cons

    Part time and contract employees may not qualify for benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider offering part time/contract employees more permanency. We love it there too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Typical University job

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    Current Employee - Undergrad Assistant in Tyler, TX
    Current Employee - Undergrad Assistant in Tyler, TX

    I have been working at University of Texas at Tyler part-time

    Pros

    Management will sometimes listen to good ideas, very open to different walks of life. There are a number of international students hired. The work stays at work, as per upper management.

    Cons

    There is a high turnover rate given that it is a student worker job, so you will have people who may not care about the rest of the department who are hired. International students do not always have the greatest grasp of English.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider perhaps raising minimum pay in the department, and listening to concerns about other coworkers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Instruct online Introduction to Psychology and History of Psychology courses.

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor of Psycholy in Tyler, TX
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor of Psycholy in Tyler, TX

    I have been working at University of Texas at Tyler as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interactive student learning environment. Permitted to fully developing courses online. Great relationship with supervisor. Students at the Bachelor's level are very motivated to learn.

    Cons

    No benefits or medical plans or retirement plans for adjunct faculty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is very helpful and inspiring and insightful and informative.

  7.  

    Supplemental Instructor of Calculus 1

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    Former Employee - Supplemental Instructor in Tyler, TX
    Former Employee - Supplemental Instructor in Tyler, TX

    I worked at University of Texas at Tyler part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the interaction with students and watching studetns progress

    Cons

    I did not like paperwork associated with Supplemental Instruction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like more training to be able to make better Si reviews.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Sick campus culture inhibits the innovation that is theoretically encouraged.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tyler, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tyler, TX

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

    Pros

    Employees tend to have a lot of autonomy in their day to day work. The campus is beautiful. Health benefits are very good. The administration has recently been responsive to issues of salary stagnation. As the campus grows, there are many opportunities to implement new technologies and pedagogies. The campus offers a good variety of amenities and entertainment for a school of this size. Support departments are very competent. Staff/faculty research is generally encouraged and celebrated.

    Cons

    HR and leadership go to great lengths not to deal with interpersonal issues (including harassment, bullying, chronic communication failures). The administration rarely consults campus stakeholders in making major decisions; the administration is not transparent about funding decisions. Leadership roles and hierarchies change constantly. Major divisions exist between upper management and the rest of the campus. Within the campus community, divisions are just as stark (professionals v. paraprofessionals, tenured v. non-tenured faculty, faculty v. professionals, departments against other departments). Paraprofessional contributions to the campus are not valued; paraprofessionals receive little or no funding for professional development. It is a combative environment at every level. Gossip and rumor-mongering abound; it is not uncommon to hear individuals openly speak about their desire to undermine other individuals or departments. Merit is not a predictor of success or advancement,.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle-managers need real management training and more support from upper management. Paraprofessionals deserve more respect and support. There needs to be a major change in the campus culture regarding gossip and interdepartmental cooperation. The administration should be more transparent about long-term visions for the campus and how funds are allocated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    graduate teaching assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Texas at Tyler

    Pros

    easy to work with friendly lecturers

    Cons

    might get a lot of work load at end of each semester

  10.  

    Overall a good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Tyler, TX
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Tyler, TX

    I worked at University of Texas at Tyler part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Depending on the department can be very laid back and open communication. Laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Often held back by upper level managers for reasons that are not justifiable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on improvement of the University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    very good experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Tyler, TX
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Tyler, TX

    I have been working at University of Texas at Tyler part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    faculty members, pay, work from home, staff member, degree programs

    Cons

    small size, location, room to grow, east texas, management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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