Utah Valley University Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
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    UVU Writing Center

    Former Employee - Writing Tutor  in  Orem, UT
    Former Employee - Writing Tutor in Orem, UT

    I worked at Utah Valley University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The other employees, the managing staff members, and the challenge of a completely different workload every shift.

    Cons

    The nagging to keep trying to level up to reach different certification levels as a tutor. There is no place to just relax.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chill it with the requirements for certification. Sometimes it is just nice to be able to take things at your own pace.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Average employer

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    Former Employee - Web Developer  in  Orem, UT
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Orem, UT

    I worked at Utah Valley University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Get weekends and all federal holidays off.

    Cons

    Never getting raises. Its impossible to get raises. I would recommend asking for a higher wage in the interview cause you won't see a raise.

    Recommends
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    Very political decision making

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    Former Employee - Dining Services Management  in  Orem, UT
    Former Employee - Dining Services Management in Orem, UT

    I worked at Utah Valley University as a contractor for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefit package, health insurance, vacation, sick leave, free tuition for employee and family

    Cons

    Management had need to assigning blame to others, could make decisions on sound business practice's made too many decision on how someone felt. One complaint could change established policy, without thinking through the ramifications of the change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take into account the business practices taught in the school of business, realize that out of 30000 people on campus someone may have a complaint but does it out weigh all the procedures set in place.

    Positive Outlook
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    UVU

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orem, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT

    I have been working at Utah Valley University

    Pros

    Good work/life balance and the people are usually genuine and friendly.

    Cons

    The university is not really that great at training its managers and leaders in how to manage and lead. There is poor accountability and HR is terrible at addressing employees complaints and issues. Also, like most higher education or government jobs, the salary is fairly low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start running the university like a university, not like a small town college.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Real world experience, great mentors!

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    Former Employee - Web Tech and Applications Developer  in  Orem, UT
    Former Employee - Web Tech and Applications Developer in Orem, UT

    I worked at Utah Valley University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Learned a lot of useful skills relating to my field
    Great flexibility, I was able to work another job and they were very flexible to work with that schedule
    Very convenient to go to work after taking classes

    Cons

    Low wages, but that's to be expected for an entry level educational job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I could have used a little more review and correctional adjustments. I wasn't sure at times how I was doing and where things could improve. Working in a position in my career path, that would have been very beneficial.

    Recommends
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    It is a growing great institution.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Utah Valley University part-time

    Pros

    It is a nice place to work.

    Cons

    It is a good institution and to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It has good management.

    Recommends
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    Awesome

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    Current Employee - Desktop Support  in  Orem, UT
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in Orem, UT

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

    Pros

    Worked with great people in the Woodbury School of Business

    Cons

    It was only part time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Bring out the penguins!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Utah Valley University full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, perks, holidays, PTO, vacation

    Cons

    Low pay, low salary, Beyonce

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Slow at moving forward with anything or granting permission to move ahead.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orem, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT

    I worked at Utah Valley University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits. Many of the people are very nice to work with. The location is lovely. Many of the faculty are forward-thinking and great to provide services for.

    Cons

    Trying to get anything accomplished. Could just have been my department, but staff feel okay about taking off whenever they feel like it, even if it's at the busiest time of year. They feel little obligation to the people they work with to ensure enough coverage for the unit. Pay is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make decisions and move forward.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    An excellent college experience

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    Current Employee - Teacher's Assistant  in  Orem, UT
    Current Employee - Teacher's Assistant in Orem, UT

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

    Pros

    You get to work with well trained staff and employees. Have the opportunity to help students.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are weird hours depending on the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with all the employees that are under you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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