University of Utah Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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University of Utah President David W. Pershing, Ph.D.
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Pros
  • Work life balance is easy to maintain (in 10 reviews)

  • Great benefits and decent salary (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Relatively low pay and no benefits (in 15 reviews)

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

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  1. Adjunct Professor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Utah

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

    Pros

    Great place to gain experience, good faculty members, good place to start out teaching and great resources for you as a teacher. University offers teaching classes for teachers.

    Cons

    Pay is not very good, you are limited to teaching just one class and since it is non-major you don't get to experience planning and teaching other classes. No benefits for adjunct faculty.


  2. University of Utah General Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandy, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandy, UT

    I worked at University of Utah full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits including tuition reduction, friendly atmosphere, opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Salaries are lower, traffic to and from the University

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees happy:)


  3. Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Utah part-time

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

    Pros

    Amazing professors and students. The professors help you out and guides you to the right direction.

    Cons

    The infrastructure and the facilities for research could further be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Make your hiring process for professors more stringent so that the best professors could be hired. A good professor is not who has a lot of knowledge, a good professor is one who can impart and transfer the knowledge to the students.


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  5. Full-Time employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Utah full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Located on the University of Utah campus. Near downtown. Great for students or PhDs in geology.

    Cons

    No room for moving up. Lack of communication across the whole company.


  6. great educational value

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Utah full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits and good advancement opportunities

    Cons

    No cons, great place to work at.

    Advice to Management

    Possibly come up with more international opportunities


  7. Meh...

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at University of Utah (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great peers. great benefits. Very open culture great diversity

    Cons

    Not a lot of guidance, understaffed. worked 60-70 hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership needs to focus on leading and having a vision.


  8. Office Assistant/Work Study

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at University of Utah (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule with class schedules. With a multitude of tasks and responsibilities, this is an ideal environment and position to hone skills in the administration field.

    Cons

    A work study position does not provide benefits, nor ability for extra income.


  9. Medical

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great environment, pay, and benefits.

    Cons

    A lot of politics and red tape.


  10. Experience at the U

    Current Employee - Graduate Student
    Current Employee - Graduate Student

    I have been working at University of Utah full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many brilliant and friendly co-workers. The campus is always growing.

    Cons

    They put more resources into their football team than their academic buildings. At one point we had something like 10 different buildings without A/C while it was over 100 degrees. Many of the buildings are very old and unsafe. Not surprisingly, the business and law schools were given wonderful new buildings.


  11. Administrative Overwhelm

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits are indeed excellent. They are trying to reduce carbon footprint by encouraging people to use public transportation. Reduction in parking and increased parking fees to reach this goal, mean that you will be doing A LOT of walking. On average, at least 15 minutes of walking from car to work. I couldn't have survived without the support of support staff in similar positions. I have made professional friendships that will continue beyond my working at the U. I found support staff to be friendly and quite helpful.

    Cons

    Navigating the bureaucracy can be frustrating and intimidating. Depending on what department you are in, there may not be other support staff (to learn from). You must find counterparts of similar positions to reach out in time of need/direction. No real chance for promotion. Pay for teaching is lower than other schools. Administrative pay seems to be about or slightly above average pay, but support staff are not paid appropriately for the amount of work they are required to do, I was expected to do the work of two full-time positions in 30 hours per week.

    Advice to Management

    Train management in more professional. I saw a lot of good management, and a smaller amount of poor management skills from inexperienced managers who themselves lacked mentoring. In particular one whose first "real" job included interpersonal and management skills far beyond their experience. It set everyone up for failure.



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