University of Utah Reviews

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University of Utah President David W. Pershing, Ph.D.
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. Office Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT

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

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

    Pros

    Good working environment
    Motivated staff

    Cons

    No raise
    Parking spots are hard to find


  2. Career Counseling

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Overall, open-minded, ethical culture.
    Excellent benefits that make up for the usual lower salaries

    Cons

    I came from the business world, and there is still too much of a gulf between the two environments, except in the professional programs and engineering.

    Advice to Management

    Seek to pioneer a better culture for mentoring PhD students. We are losing scientists and other PhDs because there seems to be a lack of standards and accountability for advisors to mentor in a competent and supportive way. This is common beyond the UofU, but we couls begin doing something about it.


  3. Office assistance

    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Bountiful, UT
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Bountiful, UT

    I have been working at University of Utah (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice environment. Work around ur school schedule.

    Cons

    They pay fairly. But still kind of low


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  5. Resident at U of U

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resident Physician in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Resident Physician in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The location is choice! beautiful city if you like the outdoors

    Cons

    its academia which can be tedious

    Advice to Management

    Involve the younger generation in more empowering work


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    Bookstore Specialist - UTech

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Computer Sales Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It was a great place to work as a full-time student because I was able to work plenty of hours and attend class, quite stress free. My co-workers were wonderful as well and the managers are very helpful. I really enjoyed meeting so many people on campus, from students to faculty. My opinion there was also accepted and therefore I felt very valuable to the team.

    Cons

    Sometimes you can't get all the hours you want and the supervisor training classes typically clash with a heavy school schedule.


  7. Executive Secretary

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Secretary in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Executive Secretary in Salt Lake City, UT

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

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

    Pros

    Company Culture, Compassion, Helpful, Knowledgeable, Room For Career Growth

    Cons

    None. I have only been working here a short time, but so far everyone has been really helpful and knowledgeable.


  8. Office Assistant

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work for one of the best universities in the state. Jobs open at the University every day, so there are plenty of opportunities to move up within the school.

    Cons

    Pretty large bureaucracy. Traffic getting to the school each day is a total nightmare. Working with students can be hard; this is their life, so they are often understandably irate when something goes wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Not much, to be honest. It is hard to rate such a large university; every job and every department is going to have different problems. Though I sometimes feel that individual departments should have greater freedom.


  9. Teaching Assistant

    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Murray, UT
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Murray, UT

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

    Pros

    The support staff are really good people. Easy to work with.

    Cons

    Perhaps the job is too unstructured.

    Advice to Management

    More teaching training for teaching assistants


  10. Helpful (1)

    Very good university.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at University of Utah (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The people are great to work with.

    Cons

    State approves raises every year.

    Advice to Management

    Rally for higher wages.


  11. Lab Technologist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great benefits, great co-workers for the most part. Competitive salary. I was given the opportunity to pursue research and attend research seminars, until our funding was cut.

    Cons

    There was not much room for advancement in the lab I was in. There was not a lot of incentive to improve. i.e. only very small raises base on performance



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