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University of Utah Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
277 Reviews
3.9
277 Reviews
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University of Utah President David W. Pershing, Ph.D.
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73 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is easy to maintain (in 10 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, Diverse group of people to work with (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay, lots of red tape for a raise or promotion since it's government funded (in 15 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is really good (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Research Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Utah

    Pros

    very good working environment and very nice people. The campus has a lot of advanced equipment can be used

    Cons

    it is generally low salary

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    Educational Environment

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    Current Employee - Information Technology Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Information Technology Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Get to work on interesting projects. Flexible schedule. Tuition benefits for post secondary education.

    Cons

    Low pay. Raises are very hard to secure. Professors are paid a great deal of money when admin/staff are not. It is completely out of balance. Leaving staff feeling like they are undervalued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lobby for the dissolution of tenure. There are great professors, and then there are the rest that sit on their hands, teach poorly, and get paid far too much to do so.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Good people, interesting work, good stepping stone.

    Cons

    Very poor pay, no benefits, get paid for 20 hours per week but expected to work 40-60 hours per week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give Research Assistants benefits, more pay, or both.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great people

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    Former Employee - Maintenance in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at University of Utah

    Pros

    Most of the people are great to work with. Good benefits. Beautiful campus.easy to get to. Lots of perks.

    Cons

    Poor pay, some management is too interested in turf wars. You have the usual people who skate by and pass the buck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Company Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at University of Utah

    Pros

    Get to learn a lot as an RA.

    Cons

    Do not get to learn industry experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does not impose any burden on any RA.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Mixed Bag

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Secretary in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Executive Secretary in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at University of Utah full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers often come from diverse cultural backgrounds. Promotions often come from within. Good benefits. Tuition discount. Lots of opportunities to advance - you can keep an eye on the University job site for current employees if your current department isn't promoting.

    Cons

    I've worked in 5 different departments at the U of U, but at only 2 of those jobs did I feel that I was fairly compensated for the level of worked required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage feedback (anonymous if necessary) from your employees. Don't assume that seniority equals integrity. I twice worked with employees who were "encouraged to resign" after they had been dishonest with funds. However, if lower-level employees had been encouraged to give feedback, and senior management had actually listened, the losses would've been much less.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Bookstore specialist

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Utah

    Pros

    Flexible hours, discounts and the work is not very difficult to do.

    Cons

    I didn't see anything bad. In fact, I think the bookstore is well managed and I enjoyed my time there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't know. It was such a long time that I don't even remember

  9.  

    So Super Great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Utah

    Pros

    It was super and great to work with wonderful, good smelling coworkers. I think everyone must have showered quite frequently.

    Cons

    Sometimes the accounting department could be a bit slow come payroll. Also, there were a could of times when they ballsed up and gave benefits to part time employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow your heart.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Designer

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer

    I worked at University of Utah

    Pros

    The Access to campus is great. The atmosphere is very low key. Very easy job.

    Cons

    Poor design environment. Takes forever to push through new ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place more value on design.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Pay, Help during graduate school

    Former Employee - College of Engineering TA
    Former Employee - College of Engineering TA

    I worked at University of Utah

    Pros

    Hours were flexible since I was a student enrolled in the college I worked for. Expectations were reasonable. Pay was great plus I got tuition benefits.

    Cons

    Work load can get pretty busy right around finals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up this program!

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