University of Tulsa Reviews

Updated May 20, 2015
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  1. good play to work

    Current Employee - Database/Web Developer in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Database/Web Developer in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at University of Tulsa part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexible hours
    staff is kind
    good play to work while going to school

    Cons

    pay is low for students

    Advice to Management

    Pay your student more.


  2. Great!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at University of Tulsa part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    School is small, open, and very welcoming. People are interpersonal and connected.

    Cons

    A little archaic at times, there needs to be an overhaul of the technology.


  3. Salary & benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Tulsa full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some good benefits, especially employee & dependent tuition benefit

    Cons

    salaries and raises are not nationally competitive across all divisions


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  5. Teaching Asistant

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

    I have been working at University of Tulsa

    Pros

    If you are a first-year PhD student, you are most likely to receive teaching assistant. Because the class size is quite small, so the grading job is easy to handle.

    Cons

    Department is also very small. Opportunities such as presenting works at international conferences are rare. And if you are learning something like physics, it is quite hard to find jobs on market.

    Advice to Management

    Hope university can organize more high-level job fair. More communications between professors and students.


  6. Stressful workload and Little Support for Full-Time Staff

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Tulsa full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible with regard to taking off of work. 2 weeks of vacation and 30 days of sick pay. Interesting environment to work in.

    Cons

    Snobbish. Disorganized. Most business is done by remembering names of other employees. Nothing is automated, and depends on individuals. Most forms still done on paper. Database is ancient and has a terrible, proprietary interface.

    Advice to Management

    Change job descriptions, titles and pay to accurately depict the workload, scope of roles and responsibilities, and to compensate accordingly. I received this job as "assistant" but actually run all of the business in my area with little assistance from the outside.


  7. Ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    nice work environment, great students.

    Cons

    low pay and difficult to move depts or advance.

    Advice to Management

    some of the policies they have in place do not serve the employees.


  8. Good University to work for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Tulsa

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Love the People. Great place to work

    Cons

    Research opportunity are limited for highly technical work.


  9. I've had a great experience working with the University of Tulsa.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Tulsa

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    TU is a small but rapidly growing private college, which provides the opportunity to get to know students and staff while still maintaining the any level of autonomy you may desire.

    Cons

    Due to the University's rapid grown there is construction going on all the time, but they at least try to keep it segmented to specific areas of campus at one time.


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

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    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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