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  1.  

    best place to work

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

    I have been working at University of Utah part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    no tensions or intensive work loads none as of now the place is great

    Cons

    none as of now the place is great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Have had a very good experience thus far

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    Current Employee - Lab Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Lab Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Excellent health benefits
    Tuition discount (50% off)
    Very good paid leave
    Excellent people to work with

    Cons

    Have a parking problem but they are trying to fix it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    One of my favorite jobs!

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

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

    Pros

    The director of the center is phenomenal and a pleasure to work with. Caring and close-knit staff. Developed great relationships with the kids. Flexible hours for college students. Supportive work environment. I loved coming to work everyday and didn't mind staying later to help in the classroom or cover for others. NAEYC accredited child-care center.

    Cons

    Low-pay. Some of the rules and protocols, such as how far apart the nap mats should be from each other and charting their bathroom activity, can seem nit-picky (but they are necessary for licensing and you do get used to them). Some children were difficult to work with but that's always to be expected at a childcare center.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    MS Candidate, Chemical Engineering. - Work-life balance depends on your advisor.

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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 part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Many of the professors in the College of Engineering at the University of Utah have numerous contacts in industry. My research here has opened doors to opportunities with many of them. Free transit pass, easy to choose your own hours, and you get paid to do research. Additionally, in the College of Engineering, you get a major discount on your tuition when your research is funded

    Cons

    Work-life balance is very dependent on your advisor for graduate school. Mine is so hands off that it's a struggle to get his input on my research. On one hand, I'm free to try out new ideas and approaches to problems. On the other hand, a lack of structure makes it harder to prioritize work and set hard deadlines. Other Professors will needle their students day and night for publications and experimental results.

    Additionally, while health benefits are excellent for a single student, the cost for getting University health insurance goes up tenfold when you try to add your spouse to a health plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If insurance is required for all employees, try to provide a way for graduate students to cover the insurance needs of their families without going broke.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    The atmosphere is good with good support staff. The building and facilities are a bit on the old side but adequate.

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at University of Utah full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    3 weeks vacation is good and the medical coverage is good. The location is great for outdoor activities. There are very student oriented here. The core facilities are good and not too expensive.

    Cons

    There are no retirement options for post doctoral fellows. The building is old and the facilities can be scare. Getting things fixed take more time than I feel is necessary and construction has been constant since I arrived.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place for research

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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 part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice boss, waived tuition, and desired working direction

    Cons

    You have to be professional and creative

  8.  

    Research Assistant

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

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

    Pros

    Learn great stuffs and passive job without too much stress (unless you have a dead line)

    Cons

    Salary is low, hope this gets better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Great benefits and diversity in Salt Lake City

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

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

    Pros

    I work in Health Science, which is very different from main campus. The pros are easy: outstanding benefits package, diversity of staff (very open and accepting generally), the chance to work with some incredibly smart people, opportunities to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Incredibly political, bureaucratic and slow to adapt. Utah itself is simultaneously a pro and a con. As in many good organizations, it is hard to move up because people don't leave.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not Shabby

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    Current Employee - Social Worker in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Social Worker in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at University of Utah full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and decent salary

    Cons

    Lacking leadership, direction and communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees a little more

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Friendly students and professors but no sense of community.

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Well known professors
    Wide range of research possibilities
    Attractive campus
    Great access to recreation trails

    Cons

    No camaraderie among students or professors
    No dental or vision coverage (health insurance is OK)

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