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Texas Tech University Assistant Director Reviews

Updated Jun 27, 2016

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  1. "Overall employment"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director 
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Texas Tech University full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits with great paid time off. it is very difficult for people to get fired.

    Cons

    Pay can be low and is very political. Raises are at a minimal unless you get a new positiom

    Texas Tech University2016-06-28
  2. "Fantastic employer!"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Lubbock, TX
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Texas Tech University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits, opportunities to advance, mentoring, and working with students.

    Cons

    Salaries are quite a bit lower, but this is pretty much the "norm" working in higher ed, and is not exclusive to Texas Tech. Understandably, education is important, however the disregard for experience, and the graduate degree expectation for some positions gets to be a bit much in some departments.

    Advice to Management

    You miss some great candidates when you overlook the well rounded, years of experience of some employees who would like to move up. Do not pass up on professional development for your staff.

    Texas Tech University2014-06-24
  3. "Terrific place to work. You just can't beat the quality of the people."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Lubbock, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Tech University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are wonderful. I've lived in Texas my whole life (but have travelled extensively), and not only is "southern hospitality" a real thing, but both Lubbock and Texas Tech University specifically embody that ideal. The people are helpful, kind, and fun. The campus is gorgeous. New buildings are being built around the clock. I went to undergrad and law school at TTU, and there has not been a day in those...

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    Cons

    Lubbock is great, don't get me wrong, but I'm not above sharing it's weaker points. It truly is in the middle of nowhere. The city itself is actually quite nice, but outside of the city there's literally nothing but farmland. Nothing ... but farmland. That said, the city of Lubbock is quite large, and offers a variety of restaurants and venues. Live music is available, but is not a "huge" part of the culture. Traffic...

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    Advice to Management

    None. They're doing a pretty good job, me thinks.

    Texas Tech University2014-01-22
  4. "Great experience overall; highly political and poor leadership in most areas."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Lubbock, TX
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    I worked at Texas Tech University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent learning and professional networking opportunities; great benefits; nice working hours

    Cons

    Poor leadership, low pay, no advancement without adhering to political agendas.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring for employees as individuals.

    Texas Tech University2013-02-05
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