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University of Tulsa Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
32 Reviews
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  1.  

    it is a good place for conducting your research or pursuing your education.

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at University of Tulsa part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    offering relatively good salary for graduate students, the environment is friendly.
    our labs are equipped very well and they are supporting my research financially. They almost got everything I needed for my research.

    Cons

    The university is mostly focused on Petroleum, mechanical ,and chemical engineering, the other engineering departments are not that much supported from faculty quality point of view for graduate level studies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bring more research opportunities and funds from industries for Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Departments. There is more potential there!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Job, Salary, Benefits, but let me do my job.

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    Current Employee - Security in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Security in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    The company offers excellent pay even for entry level security officers, (well more than others in the city). The insurance (blue cross-blue shield) covers your entire family if elected and the company pays half the premium!

    Any full time employee qualifies for their tuition benefit (free tuition for one degree!), which covers the employee and dependents, such as wife and children. The tuition benefit extends to other select universities under a benefit called tuition exchange, which allows for an employee or dependent to attend another (specified) university.

    As an assistant supervisor (corporal) there is an immediate bump in pay to about 5% above a top level officer and as a supervisor (currently) jumps to about 20 per hour with step raises until you cap out after 4 years, and yearly cost of living increases (about 2%).

    After 2 years the company pays in (approximately 9% of your salary) toward your retirement, even if you elect not to add additional funds.

    Overall, the salary and benefits among the best in the area. All full time employees get great discounts on software from the university.

    Cons

    There are plenty of Cons: These are limited to the common complaints of the employees.

    Favoritism is to be rampant. suggestions by the less favored ones are ignored while the same suggestions by those in friendship with administration are not. Select employees are permitted to violate policy, and at times be verbally abusive to subordinates, while complaints against such are not kept confidential and will result in excessive scrutiny and other "disciplinary" actions.

    The upper administration does not care if you get injured. There have been several employees injured as the result of "mandatory training" that employees were forced to take part in. Of these, two requested to be excused from training due to previous injuries, but requests were denied.

    (Most) Employees are required to take part in a physical agility test consisting of 1.5 mile run, 20 sit-ups and 18 push-ups every 6 months, In and of itself the test is not that difficult, but it is scheduled during the hottest and coldest parts of the year, and some employees are allowed to ride a bike rather than run. This is done on a "Case by case basis" as overseen by top level administration. (More Favoritism) Furthermore, the policy specifically states that the test will be performed once per year, not every 6 months.

    Under some supervision, officers are excessively micro managed beyond any reasonable expectation. Under this particular circumstance, there is no standard of expectation. The expectation is that you will never do anything correctly without supervisory input.

    Due to the above, there is a very high turnover. Few are employed for more than 1-2 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Administration should treat all subordinates equally. Reward and discipline should be distributed without bias. Consider the employees health: They have to live with their body after they leave the university. An opinion which opposes yours is not necessarily wrong.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Part time staff

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Tulsa part-time

    Pros

    Job security, work environment, size

    Cons

    Leadership, job growth, future outlook for organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on a vision for the future and communicate it to your staff and faculty.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at University of Tulsa full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful Campus with outstanding facilities, work-life balance was excellent

    Cons

    Parking, as usual on a college campus...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    The Harvard of Oklahoma

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    Former Employee - Contractor in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Contractor in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at University of Tulsa as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The overall culture, campus life, dedicated faculty and staff as well as leadership at this university make it a terrific place to work. Ancillary benefits- tuition assistance etc.

    Cons

    Growth on campus- infrastructure needs support as university continues to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep moving forward TU.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Security Dispatcher

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    Current Employee - Security Dispatcher in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Security Dispatcher in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    Working with all facets of the campus community and being allowed the opportunity to know the ends and out of campus. Very much like a community.

    Cons

    As a Dispatcher, can be very stressful at times with emergencies. Also as and essential service, sometimes your days of aren't ideal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Took too long to complete a graduate degree due to lack of proper guidance and timely actions

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    Good facilities to develop and understand concepts

    Cons

    vary poor academic guidance to the student.

    Recommends
  9.  

    A good place to learn if you are a self starter, or to work at the end of your career.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Tulsa full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You receive free tuition after a year for yourself (if you can take the time off) and your family. It is very difficult to be fired.

    Cons

    It is very difficult for people to be fired.
    Work here to gain competence in your field, or slack off with minimal effort and job security.
    Do not expect any form of advancement, or increased compensation beyond cost of living adjustment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place additional focus on the Staff. The morale is terrible for anyone who isn't a faculty member.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great diversity

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    Current Employee - ACA in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - ACA in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at University of Tulsa part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, great atmosphere, happy students.

    Cons

    Have to work with alot of non-english speaking foreign students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing great!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    My experinace was good

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    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at University of Tulsa full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was lucky to get this job I needed it so bad because the pay is good

    Cons

    The management is just not that professional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more humble

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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