University of Utah Reviews in Salt Lake City, UT

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
241 Reviews
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241 Reviews
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University of Utah President David W. Pershing, Ph.D.
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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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  1.  

    A good place for research

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

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

    Pros

    I was in math department. In general the main focus of the department in regards to their post docs is to prepare them for a research job.
    The teaching duty is very reasonable
    Compared to other schools, the pay and benefits are great

    Cons

    I can't say anything negative about it, except for the weather is cold

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place

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    • Senior Management
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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 full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great city, just big enough and yet just small enough. Awesome academic environment, beautiful campus.

    Cons

    The snow gets old fast in the winter time, highly recommended that you take up skiing if you move here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More free food for grad students...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Working in student affairs is extremely rewarding.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at University of Utah as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    You'll always be busy in student affairs, and the various aspects of something like student housing will keep you on your feet. As in many student affairs positions, the U doesn't pay a whole lot for the service you provide, but the experience is valuable.

    Cons

    There are many policies to abide by because of the university setting. If you live on campus, there are even more rules. Things can get pretty hectic depending on the time of year and your involvement with students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does a pretty good job and employees mostly seem happy and satisfied. I would say a clearer communication of responsibilities and a run down of what the academic year entails is helpful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing staff at the Physics Department!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research/Teaching Assistant  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Research/Teaching Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    It's a great place to work!

    Cons

    Have not found any so far.

    Recommends
  6.  

    I'm pursuing my PhD at the University of Utah Chemical Engineering Department. I'm a graduate research assistant.

    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A supportive, great learning environment to do research.

    Cons

    You have to work late hours (but this is something valid for all graduate degrees in engineering), and due to the nature of funding you may end up switching projects if you are under tuition benefit at some point during your research.

  7.  

    Developer

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    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Web Developer in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, but that is about it, you get low pay but good benefits.
    time off,
    healthcare,
    sick leave,
    retirement.
    all great.

    Cons

    low pay,
    no respect,
    uncaring management
    basically it is just a big money machine that uses people up and doesn't care about anyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    people are people, not numbers in a spreadsheet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    great place to live

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    • Senior Management
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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 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    lots of outdoor activities, weather is wonderful

    Cons

    little opportunity to work, boring

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Excellent working environment and team work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  11.  

    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

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