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Colorado School of Mines Reviews

Updated February 18, 2017
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Pros
  • great pay, school and health care covered, invaluable experience, advance your career, meet like minded people, participate in cutting edge research (in 5 reviews)

  • Flexible Hours, Cutting edge research, good culture, (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • My position was a short-term contract; I would have preferred full-time position (in 3 reviews)

  • Over 40hr/wk expected for low pay (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Colorado School of Mines part-time

    Pros

    If you find the right professor to work for, then it's a very good way to make some money.

    Cons

    Compensation is not as high as it should be. Housing in Golden is getting expensive! Also, they usually don't pay for tuition.


  2. "Great learning opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO
    Recommends

    I have been working at Colorado School of Mines part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My adviser is outgoing, knowledgeable, and always there for guidance. Co-workers are easy going, fun and dedicated. Great work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Occasionally, near deadlines, the work load can be overwhelming and stress levels can be tangible. However, this does not affect working relationships. Not really a con. Just a fact.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. This research group is top notch and doing some really cool, innovative things. Great learning environment.


  3. "Graduate study experience at the Colorado School of Mines"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Golden, CO
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Golden, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colorado School of Mines full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The school is an engineering school with great university services due to its small size. Great connections between the school and industry. The location is also very good with great outdoor opportunities.

    Cons

    There is not too much except engineering.


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  5. "Research assistant."

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Golden, CO
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Golden, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Colorado School of Mines part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice flexible work hours. Allowed me to work while taking classes.

    Cons

    Work ends when you graduate.


  6. "Administrative Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO

    I have been working at Colorado School of Mines (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have flexible hours that fit nicely around student schedules and it is a friendly environment with a hard working team.

    Cons

    As work study positions go, it is pretty decent work but it is not long term work unless one is looking to go into admissions after graduation.

    Advice to Management

    The work study program is a good one that allows for students to balance their busy school work schedules with a job.


  7. "DA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Easy work for some extra cash

    Cons

    low number of hours for all


  8. "Love working here!"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Golden, CO
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Golden, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Colorado School of Mines (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, flexible work schedule, great supervisor, and rewarding work.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of. Parking availability, perhaps.

    Advice to Management

    Shout out to Center for Space Resources!


  9. "Great students, sometimes difficult culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Colorado School of Mines full-time

    Pros

    Great students, good benefits, beautiful campus. A small school, which means you have the opportunity to get to know the students and your colleagues.

    Cons

    The School is becoming too top heavy--adding administrators (with their salaries) and layers of bureaucracy, becoming bogged down in procedures. Money is being spent on administration, but class sizes are increasing, so the "pro" of getting to know your students is becoming much more difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the administrative bloat. Solicit more input from faculty, and consider that input more carefully: sometimes it seems like input is requested after decisions have been made, which is a waste of everyone's time.


  10. "my review"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Colorado School of Mines (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the coors tour is free

    Cons

    coors tour ends at 4pm


  11. "Just a grad student's perspective so far..."

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Golden, CO
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Golden, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colorado School of Mines full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    One of a kind research opportunity to work in an environment where the entire university is finding solutions to global energy and resource problems. There is no other place on Earth like CSM where people are working to solve these pressing issues at the this level of intensity and commitment.

    Cons

    There could be more collaboration going on between departments. Often the work that goes on within one's own department is so time demanding that the rest of the university is almost forgotten.



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