University of Utah Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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University of Utah President David W. Pershing, Ph.D.
David W. Pershing, Ph.D.
66 Ratings

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. Medical transcription

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    Former Employee - Medical Transcriptionist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Medical Transcriptionist in Salt Lake City, UT

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and working conditions

    Cons

    Large school/hospital. Can get "lost in the shuffle"


  2. University of Utah General Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandy, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandy, UT

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

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits including tuition reduction, friendly atmosphere, opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Salaries are lower, traffic to and from the University

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees happy:)


  3. Office Assistant/Work Study

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

    I worked at University of Utah (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule with class schedules. With a multitude of tasks and responsibilities, this is an ideal environment and position to hone skills in the administration field.

    Cons

    A work study position does not provide benefits, nor ability for extra income.


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  5. Career Counseling

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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 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.


  6. 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


  7. Meh...

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

    I worked at University of Utah (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great peers. great benefits. Very open culture great diversity

    Cons

    Not a lot of guidance, understaffed. worked 60-70 hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership needs to focus on leading and having a vision.


  8. Office Assistant

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    • 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


  9. Administrative Overwhelm

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    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are indeed excellent. They are trying to reduce carbon footprint by encouraging people to use public transportation. Reduction in parking and increased parking fees to reach this goal, mean that you will be doing A LOT of walking. On average, at least 15 minutes of walking from car to work. I couldn't have survived without the support of support staff in similar positions. I have made professional friendships that will continue beyond my working at the U. I found support staff to be friendly and quite helpful.

    Cons

    Navigating the bureaucracy can be frustrating and intimidating. Depending on what department you are in, there may not be other support staff (to learn from). You must find counterparts of similar positions to reach out in time of need/direction. No real chance for promotion. Pay for teaching is lower than other schools. Administrative pay seems to be about or slightly above average pay, but support staff are not paid appropriately for the amount of work they are required to do, I was expected to do the work of two full-time positions in 30 hours per week.

    Advice to Management

    Train management in more professional. I saw a lot of good management, and a smaller amount of poor management skills from inexperienced managers who themselves lacked mentoring. In particular one whose first "real" job included interpersonal and management skills far beyond their experience. It set everyone up for failure.


  10. 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.


  11. Resident at U of U

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    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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