Colorado Mesa University Reviews | Glassdoor

Colorado Mesa University Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
25 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.6
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
CEO
0 Ratings

25 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

  1. "Outdoor Program- student employee"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Trip Leader
    Current Employee - Trip Leader
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Colorado Mesa University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great gear, great people, great opportunities

    Cons

    low pay no other cons this job is great

    Advice to Management

    more money for student workers


  2. "Adjunct Instructor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Colorado Mesa University part-time

    Pros

    Great school with lots of exciting expansion happening on campus

    Cons

    Adjunct's really earn very little compared to full instructors

    Advice to Management

    Consider revising the outdated Adjunct policies.

  3. "Student Life Special Projects"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Student Life involvement is an amazing way to gain real life experience. I recommend to every student.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say. It is what you make it.


  4. "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colorado Mesa University part-time

    Pros

    Admissions (processing) was a great place to work. The environment is relaxed and fun.

    Cons

    None. Keep up the great work!


  5. "Not for the well educated in education."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Colorado Mesa University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are quite friendly. Health insurance and benefits packages are significant and can be explained well by the HR department. The students, for the most part, are focused on education and employment afterwards.

    Cons

    The administration, at least in student services, is severely lacking in credentials and understanding of higher education best practices. The student population almost doubled in the last 5 to 7 years, but staffing and attitudes are stuck in the past. The school aims simultaneously to be better than a school with a quarter of the population, and one with triple. It misses the mark on both.
    Compensation doesn't compete with almost any of the schools in the state when comparing similar positions.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to be other schools, and accept the niche that you hold. This is a wonderful institution, held back by poor leadership who knows only how to be other things.


  6. "Professor Assistant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Colorado Mesa University part-time

    Pros

    Being a full time student and part time worker was very enjoyable.

    Cons

    No job security for students once they graduate.


  7. "Good for moderate achievers who value family time."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Junction, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Junction, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Laid back, nice facilities, good people, good benefits, lots of days off (holidays, vacation), seems to be good job security as long as you perform your duties. Family is important and if you need time for unexpected issues they are very accommodating. Thank you!

    Cons

    Observations based on my background in industry for 20 years with a transition to academia 6 years ago. Academia has some eccentric personalities (including me) that require patience and flexibility. Academia is not conducive to advancement or pay increases (but I knew that going in). My biggest issue has been not a lot of job satisfaction because it is a service function and you don't see if you are making a difference or not; although I had at least one student contact me a couple of years later and thank me!

    Advice to Management

    Educating students is why we exist. Sometimes it seems we exist just for the purpose of creating a humongous business for the state and local economy. Students and upper management should express more gratitude to professors and staff, makes us appreciate what we do and why.

  8. "Great place to work if you hate making money"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice facilities. Friendly faculty.

    Cons

    The university prides itself on being Colorado's inexpensive university, but what that really translates to is extremely low pay for faculty, and instructors.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your faculty and instructors competitive wages.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Cust I"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cust I in Grand Junction, CO
    Current Employee - Cust I in Grand Junction, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Colorado Mesa University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work and mentor students on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Not in my field of expertise or my passion.

    Advice to Management

    Give all employees the same opportunities


  10. "Director"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fair salaries, great benefits, smart people

    Cons

    I have no cons to list


Showing 25 of 27 reviews
Reset Filters