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UTHealth Employee Reviews about "grant"

Updated May 9, 2019

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UTHealth President Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, M.D.
Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, M.D.
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  • "Low pay for the market in comparison to other state agencies(in 15 reviews)

  • "High stress, especially during grant application cycles(in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Grants and Contracts Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at UTHealth full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Set your own timelines, work at your own pace, no micromanaging, make your own decisions about the training you need and take it, most times people are pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    Requires high level of organization, time management, maneuvering to meet deadlines, working under pressure with last minute grant submission requests. Insignificant salary increases.

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    UTHealth2017-03-10
  2. Helpful (1)

    "No job security, you will get low pay for labor not intellectual work unless your get your own grant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UTHealth full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great for students or in transit temporary job to build curriculum and experience, always an entry and mid level positions open with State benefits

    Cons

    With this job you will make just a living. Salaries are capped with limited raises that will by lower than the inflation and the cost of living, after deductions, I took home the same check for years despite the salary increases and benefits slowly decreased. Must of the basic research assistant task force are highly educated internationals in transit looking for curriculum experience or a license that accept low wages and long work hours, now subjected as Non-Exempt status still get limited or no overtime. If you get and associate position and don't significantly contribute for a grant more likely to be facing " a reduction of force " regardless and you may will be offer another similar position with the same or less growth expectations. There is No professional growth on research positions unless you have a federal grant and be part of the faculty or pointed by politics to corporate. you still will need a high degree and license(s) to move up.

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    UTHealth2019-05-10
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Okay"

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    Research Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UTHealth for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexibility with hours, great benefits

    Cons

    High stress, especially during grant application cycles

    UTHealth2019-01-19
  4. "Great for career development"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I have been working at UTHealth full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    location; diversity; strong and competent Postdoctoral Office; largest Medical Center in the USA; tons of Seminars for career development around campus

    Cons

    Postdoc position sallary is low compared to other universities; no local grant system for Postdocs

    UTHealth2018-01-14
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Programmer Analyst III"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UTHealth full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Wonderful people. Low stress level.

    Cons

    Changes are very slow to happen. Many positions are based on grant money and don't last.

    UTHealth2017-07-17
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Graduate Assistant"

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    Graduate Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at UTHealth for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good pay for a student, great learning experience and resume building, free shuttle to work

    Cons

    Can be a little slow if working on a grant funded project, but I had a high quality team who was great to work with

    UTHealth2016-06-23
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UTHealth part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working closely with professors allows you to absorb their knowledge. Opportunities to network with professors and others in academia and in industry. Flexible schedule to allow for time for research. Use this as an opportunity to learn a real skill or tool to put on your resume to make it easy to find a job in the future. Use this part-time position to work on your research or do an internship to gain real world experience. Some weeks you may only do a few hours of the professor's research and other times you are working very hard to help them to make their deadline and putting in time after hours. It all comes out evenly in the end.

    Cons

    Contract is only good for 1 semester and the professor must invite you to renew it each semester. If professor is no longer funded, you may be out of a job unless you jump on to another professor's grant. Flexible schedule means you work on professor's schedule and timetable; some weeks you may only do a few hours of the professor's research and other times you are working very hard to help them to make their deadline and putting in time after hours.

    UTHealth2016-06-17
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Depends upon the department and funding source"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UTHealth full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits being a State of Texas facility. Support important medical advancements. Challenging assignments. Opportunities especially if you're focused on the health care industry

    Cons

    Faculty and some managers can be unreasonably demanding. In some circumstances you may be expected to be on call 24/7 and respond to emails and texts very promptly. Many positions are supported by grant money - grants end and either aren't renewed or have substantial changes in what's supported.

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    UTHealth2015-09-19
  9. "Research Assistant at Regional Campus"

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    I worked at UTHealth

    Pros

    Great learning experience while attending school Great people Located at UT Southwestern Campus, allowing for collaborations between many disciplines

    Cons

    Administration was far away (in Houston). If problems occurred with grant department or payroll they were sometimes difficult to deal with from a distance. Usually everything went well, though.

    UTHealth2013-09-18
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Wonderful people, EPIC bureaucracy"

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    Associate Professor in Austin, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UTHealth

    Pros

    I can honestly say that my colleagues are fabulous, wonderful, smart, impressive supportive people who I am proud to call my colleagues.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy is mind-numbing, endless and counter-productive. Constant re-inventing of the same wheels over and over, a general lack of communication, the need for a minimum of 3 to 5 people to sign-off on anything, and requirements that faculty fill-out or create many of the federal forms required for grant proposals means that the University wastes time, labor and money at the speed of light. It makes absolutely no fiscal sense to pay someone a faculty salary to do paperwork which could be completed by administrative staff. The faculty are bad at it, and it takes time away from their main purpose - which is to teach and get grants to allow them to conduct research and train others to conduct research. For a University which requires that a large component of faculty salary comes from soft-money/grants (from 40 to 75%), they sure do make it hard for faculty to do. They are shooting themselves in the foot everyday because of it, with no hope of healing the wound.

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    UTHealth2011-09-16

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