University of Utah Reviews in Salt Lake City, UT

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
232 Reviews

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232 Reviews
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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.  

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

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    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
  2.  

    Excellent working environment and team work

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    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
  3.  

    Nice place to work.

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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 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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  5.  

    great place to live

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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    lots of outdoor activities, weather is wonderful

    Cons

    little opportunity to work, boring

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Computer Technician (Student Position)

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    Current Employee - Computer Technician (Student)  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Computer Technician (Student) in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    The work schedule is very flexible and accommodating to class schedules. Pay is decent, and you will make some good connections. The workload isn't to bad and you will have spare time to do homework if you need it. Its a relatively laid back environment.

    Cons

    There have been some organizational changes making the job less clear. You probably won't learn as much as you would hope for in a student/intern role. Sometimes due to lack of organization there are no tasks or projects for you to work on and you just lay idle. Its only part-time, 19 hours a week...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a more organized set of goals and projects for student employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Research statistical documents for graduate and undergraduate students linking student’s particular methodology with n

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

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

    Pros

    Ability to work one-on-one with students from various department assisting them with effectively analyzing and interpreting their statistical findings.

    Cons

    Not a full time, salary position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    The University of Utah can be a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Course Instructor  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Course Instructor in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Provides good online access to paycheck, benefits, career development and advancement. There are often free courses that can help with your knowledge of software and other career skills. Great benefit packages for salaried employees.

    Cons

    Like most Universities there is always some political or bureaucratic hoops to jump through and that also varies depending on the department that you work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always helps when employees can see a clear roadmap to how to improve and advance in career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place for research

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

    I worked at University of Utah full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The U is a great environment for research. Everyone in the group was motivated and super smart. It was easy to catch colleagues to bounce ideas too.

    Cons

    Although long hours are not expected, one tends to be dragged into the working habit of the entire group. As a researcher this is probably the norm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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