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"Great people, great work, bad pay"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Awesome people, and bosses. They are excellent at working with school schedules and very understanding and friendly. As long as you get done what you need to you have a very long leash.

Cons

The pay is pretty low and hours are few and far between. Also if you're a student there's no way to advance.

Advice to Management

none

Other Employee Reviews for University of Colorado

  1. "A mixed bag: some wonderful, dedicated employees but infrastructure is shoddy and state financing is skimpy."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Colorado full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of time off: 4-1/2 weeks per year for professional/exempt employees.
    Tuition remission of up to 9 credits per academic year.
    Good choices for health and dental insurance.

    Cons

    State funding for higher education is among the lowest in the U.S.
    Infrastructure is shoddy -- 30-year-old furniture, leaking roof, cramped space.
    Overly centralized micro-management of HR and financial issues.
    While most employees are great, some lack interpersonal and managerial skills.

    Advice to Management

    Let the Colleges manage their own finances to a greater degree; stop penalizing the departments that are growing and profitable by saddling them with annual "deficits" that they need to repay. One College grew by 17% but was limited to a 3% increase in its operations budget, which is untenable. The Chancellor should not be signing hard copies of every new employment letter of offer. Instead, the University should start using e-signatures and delegate approval of new hire offers to a lower level.


  2. "Excellent University with excellent people, in a beautiful part of the US"

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    Former Employee - Senior Professional Research Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Professional Research Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Colorado full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Boulder, CO is an absolutely amazing town for the outdoor oriented mountain lover. University of Colorado, Boulder is a very solid academic university and treats their employees well. The campus is beautiful.

    Cons

    I worked as a post-doc and the only downside is that post-doc positions, by nature, have to end sometime. I have nothing bad to say about CU-Boulder, whatsoever.

    Advice to Management

    Try to figure out a research scientist employment structure that can support academic professionals between the post-doc and professor level.


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