University of Utah
3.9 of 5 213 reviews
www.utah.edu Salt Lake City, UT 5000+ Employees

University of Utah Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.9 213 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

University of Utah President David W. Pershing, Ph.D.

David W. Pershing, Ph.D.

(47 ratings)

87% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work life balance is easy to maintain"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Great Benefits, Diverse group of people to work with"
    in 13 reviews
Cons:
  • "Low pay, lots of red tape for a raise or promotion since it's government funded"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Little opportunity for advancement, compensation is driven more by time with the organization than by skill or contributions"
    in 3 reviews
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    Great place for research

    Research Associate (Former Employee)
    Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsThe U is a great environment for research. Everyone in the group was motivated and super smart. It was easy to catch colleagues to bounce ideas too.

    ConsAlthough long hours are not expected, one tends to be dragged into the working habit of the entire group. As a researcher this is probably the norm.

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

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    Excellent place to work as a high school student during the summer. There are many research opportunities.

    Summer Research Assistance (Current Employee)
    Salt Lake City, UT

    Pros-The hourly wage is great for a summer job as a high school student or college student.
    -The atmosphere in most research labs is rather laid back
    -You will have the opportunity to learn many new things (as long as you ask questions and are interested in your work)
    -Research experience looks great on your resume

    Cons-For many high school students, the jobs can be rather monotonous. However, it varies from group to group
    -At times you may not have a lot of direction regarding what you should do. Although, this gives the chance to a self-directed learner

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    Registered nurse

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood benefits, stable, annual pay raise, organized, good HR

    Conshard to get a job unless you know someone who works there

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    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
    Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsGood atmosphere and great people. I was a full-time student at the time and this position never made me compromise my studies.

    ConsNot many cons I can think of.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great academic environment with good facilties

    Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsGood brand value, good academic environment, staff is friendly

    ConsLocation is not great from career opportunities. Few companies from other location especially from east coast visit the campus

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

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    Teaching Assistant (Current Employee)
    Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsTraining, work-life balance, nice place to work

    ConsWork-life balance is really good.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe better.

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

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    HCA (Current Employee)
    Salt Lake City, UT

    Prosnice people and great place to work. very cool benefit include healthcare, schooling and time off pay

    Consthe working hours could be very flexable and you may on the on call list and come to work in the midnight

    Advice to Senior Managementimproving work out with the schedule with emplyees

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

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    Staff nurse on various Oncology units

    Oncology Staff Nurse (Former Employee)
    Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsThe oncology units really pamper their nurses. Notes of encouragement, tokens of appreciation, and an open door policy to meet with managers.

    ConsThere are the usual annoying office politics--just stay out them as much as possible. If it's a serious issue, the management will step in and facilitate a solution rather than ignoring it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep going!

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

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    Thoroughly satisfying and encouraging.

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsThe University of Utah has been growing rapidly over the past decade. As a consequence of increased budget for research, more opportunities, with satisfying paychecks, are created. People here are very friendly and believe in the style of providing freedom for research. Collaboration with universities and research labs in the west coast adds value, in terms of knowledge sharing, to the work routine.

    ConsUniversity of Utah is still not recognized to the extent of Universities such as University of Michigan Ann Arbor, UT Austin etc.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome employees may prefer to have more fine grained deadlines and the employer must be able to identify individuals who prefer so.

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

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    Teaching Assistant (Current Employee)
    Salt Lake City, UT

    Prosnice pay,nice environment,cool job,helps you to improve your knowledge

    ConsNope,should have strong command on the subject that you teach

    Advice to Senior ManagementU r awesome

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