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www.ucar.edu
Boulder, CO
1001 to 5000 employees
1951
Nonprofit Organization
Business Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is a not-for-profit corporation founded in 1960 to promote research in atmospheric and related environmental sciences. A consortium of more than 60 universities, UCAR provides real-time weather data to universities ... Read more

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University Corporation for Atmospheric Research President Richard A. Anthes
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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Boulder, CO
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    I have been working at University Corporation for Atmospheric Research full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, minimal micromanagement. The company is very segmented though, so different divisions (known as Labs) may have different cultures.

    Cons

    Cutting edge for weather technology, but no so for computer technology. This is sometimes just being behind the times, but is sometimes due to not being suckered in to the latest trend. This is a con because you'll sometimes work with stuff that isn't useful for padding your resume.

    Federal funding = federal mandates and perverse financial incentives sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the way

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    Manager of Administrative Operations Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (Boulder, CO) in February 2017.

    Interview

    A one-way video interview (answering questions that were pre-programmed and then recorded) and in person. Randy, their Talent Acquisition Manager, was fabulous. The roundtable interview with the team was enjoyable, yet formal. They inserted moments of humor.

    While I ended up not accepting the offer, as I was waiting on resolution on a more senior position, I cannot say enough positive things about the entire team. Meeting one-on-one with the President was a joy and quite insightful regarding his enthusiasm and commitment to advancing the organization.

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    • I honestly don't remember a difficult or unexpected question. They felt standard and simply looking for more data on executive level experiences and handling stress.   Answer Question
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