University of Utah Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
241 Reviews
3.9
241 Reviews
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University of Utah President David W. Pershing, Ph.D.
David W. Pershing, Ph.D.
60 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • Great place for school, lots of work opportunities (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay, lots of red tape for a raise or promotion since it's government funded (in 9 reviews)

  • Benefits not extended to part-time employees (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Flexible job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Utah part-time

    Pros

    Flexible work timings, research oriented job

    Cons

    Less pay compared to National Labs

    Recommends
  2.  

    It was a pleasant experience, but the expectations for what they pay was a little too high

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Tech  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Tech in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at University of Utah part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Get a lot of Experience and learning of a multiple task on the field

    Cons

    multitask overwhelming/ burning individuals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more aware as each steep of the process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Fantastic benefits,,

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Utah full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The people are fantastic, and as stated above the benefits are great.

    Cons

    There is little movement for some specialties. I often wonder what management is doing, and if they know what they do not share with us little people at the bottom. In my own department my manager is very lost as to what needs to happen next to take us to the next level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are in a new era, dtop doing things the way we used to do them, because we are not who we used to be. It is ok to look for better, more efficient ways, now that we have changed.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place for international students

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Utah

    Pros

    Good research work
    Great faculty
    High funding chances

    Cons

    Less number of famous companies in career fair

  6.  

    Excellent working environment and team work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Technician  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Close to down town Salt Lake City, very accessible through UTA Trax system, next door to my favorite trail run routs (Bonneville Shoreline Trail)

    Cons

    Bring more food vendors to the hospital cafeteria to provide a different options during lunch

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The benefits are great. The diversity of the work population is great. I loved working at the U.

    Cons

    The pay is low in a lot of the on campus jobs. It is better in the Health Sciences area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation commensurate with the community needs to be looked at. A mandatory online standardized performance evaluation needs to be implemented like the U Hospital has.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not a Pleasant Place To Work-Hostile Work Environment

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    Former Employee - Out Patient Medical Biller  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Out Patient Medical Biller in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Pay is Fair
    Lay Off's are rare

    Cons

    Infrequent contact with managment
    management does not consider feedback from employees
    gossiping and favoritism
    inexperienced and unprofessional management=unhappy employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managment should stop gossiping and focus on business. Work together to overcome difficulties instead of blaming each other for problems. Work on creating a trusting environment. A hostile environment is created from the top and passes to all of the employees within the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Complex communication and interaction with[n large higher education institution.

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

    I worked at University of Utah full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefit choices, holiday breaks, due to size opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Parking, lack of diversity in leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know who you will be reporting to.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Graduate Student

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

    I worked at University of Utah full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work culture, excellent training

    Cons

    None that I know of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Utah part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I really liked it a lot

    Cons

    Sometimes I didn't like it that much

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