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February 13, 2020

What is health insurance like at Texas Tech University?

Pros

Small town, low cost of living.

Cons

After paying tuition fee and health insurance, the pay is very low for graduate students.

After paying tuition fee and health insurance, the pay is very low for graduate students.

February 13, 2020

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February 18, 2020

What are perks and other benefits like at Texas Tech University?

Pros

The benefits are great. And there are some nice employee perks.

Cons

There's office politics all over. Be prepared for your co-workers to talk about you be in your back and set you up for failure.

And there are some nice employee perks.

February 18, 2020

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September 28, 2020

Does Texas Tech University offer tuition reimbursement?

Pros

Great place to learn and meet people in similar fields. There was some tuition reimbursement as well.

Cons

They don't pay graduate students a living wage. I had to take out more student loans each semester because I couldn't pay rent and bills on the pay they provided. Additionally even though I was classified as part time I was threatened to be fired if I took a job elsewhere.

There was some tuition reimbursement as well.

September 28, 2020

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June 26, 2019

What is paid time off like at Texas Tech University?

Pros

Great health benefits, PTO and sick leave, as well as a week off at Christmas

Cons

Bit of a hostile work environment. Very passive aggressive; one minute they're smiling and like you, the next they're yelling at you. Management is also secretive. They don't like to be upfront with their employees. Management is also hypocritical. You'll get rebuked for one thing and then they'll turn around and do the same thing. You get paid for 40 hours salaried, but work a lot more than that with no over time. Expect to work almost every weekend, as well as be on your e-mail every night to respond to messages from management. Management is highly involved in "office gossip" but tends to blame it on employees. If you love being micromanaged, this is the place for you.

Advice to Management

Listen to your employees and treat them better.

Great health benefits, PTO and sick leave, as well as a week off at Christmas

June 26, 2019

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July 20, 2018

Does Texas Tech University offer dental insurance?

Pros

Lubbock has great weather, and everything you could want in a town. While real estate prices are creeping up, you can still get a lot of house for the money. The benefits at Tech are OK. Health insurance is OK. Dental insurance is poor. There is no insurance for glasses. The campus is quite beautiful. The buildings are well designed and look similar and classical. The university is trying to improve its standing, and some departments are attracting higher quality faculty members. Most buildings in very good repair and well-maintained.

Cons

The pay is low, and even within departments, there are gross imbalances in work expectation and pay. For faculty members in "my generation" there was no start up money. There have been many years where there has been no travel money. At most, I have received $1000, which does not even cover one conference. I have spent over $30,000 of my one money to go to conferences and get my career kickstarted in the first decade. I never received acknowledgement for this. I have repeatedly asked for equity raises, to be told by the college dean and department chair, "Go out and get a competing offer." Meanwhile, faculty in my own department with lower rank and less experience, and fewer accomplishments, make more than I do. The university has a "flat" organization structure which means you are at the mercy of perhaps just one person over you (the department chair). No one is beholden to you, or cares about you. This results in surprising isolation. One rogue colleague or department chair can do a lot of damage. In general the university has a wanna-be Tier I attitude, which means they will buy talent rather than grow what they have.

Dental insurance is poor.

July 20, 2018

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