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University of Central Oklahoma Oklahoma City Reviews

Updated August 1, 2017
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Pros
  • UCO provides a great work/life balance with excellent vacation and personal leave benefits for those with families (in 7 reviews)

  • Wonderful work environment, wonderful caring people that want you to grow and expand yur knowledge (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, budget depends on enrollment for many positions (in 9 reviews)

  • In my experience, I could say no cons (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "3rd largest university in the state with the heart of the 1st"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager of Video Services in Edmond, OK
    Former Employee - Manager of Video Services in Edmond, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Central Oklahoma full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    As every university should, UCO shows strong focus on academic programs and faculty. Great PTO opportunities.

    Cons

    Staff pay could be considered lower than average, however this varies by department and is in many ways offset by benefit opportunities.


  2. "Great place for student to hone soft skills"

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    Former Employee - Researcher in Edmond, OK
    Former Employee - Researcher in Edmond, OK
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Central Oklahoma part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Works with class schedule. Work at the same place you have class.

    Cons

    Takes a lot of time so time management skills is a must.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget that the student employees are students first.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Don't expect a lot of support at the bottom"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmond, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmond, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Central Oklahoma full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, a lot of the people are decent human beings

    Cons

    Major disconnects between upper management and the workers

    Advice to Management

    Support your staff. They need you backing them against the clients. Otherwise, they are adrift with no help in site.


  4. "Lead Tutor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Tutor in Edmond, OK
    Former Employee - Lead Tutor in Edmond, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Central Oklahoma full-time

    Pros

    People are very nice in UCO campus, they help you in the different tasks assigned. And help you to grow professionally.

    Cons

    I did not notice any cons.

    Advice to Management

    none


  5. "Decent Student Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Setup Technician (Weekend) in Edmond, OK
    Current Employee - Student Setup Technician (Weekend) in Edmond, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Central Oklahoma part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Consistent 21-25 hours during the school year, 25-35 hours in the summer.

    They work with your class schedule.

    Time to do homework.

    Easy work.

    Cons

    Some groups can be troublesome.

    Late nights for a student.

    It's physical labor - light labor sometimes, but it can get rough.

    Advice to Management

    Get weekly schedules out earlier.


  6. "Athletic dept"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Athletic Department in Edmond, OK
    Current Employee - Athletic Department in Edmond, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Central Oklahoma full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    All people mean well. It is friendly environment. Work life balance is great. Some aspects are top notch

    Cons

    Many aspects are dated, underfunded, not well respected. Reputation is not good in community and academic standards are poor

    Advice to Management

    Need better communication and follow through. Need massive improvement on perception of university.


  7. "Great company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmond, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmond, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Open about salaries, nice campus, low stress, relatively stable employment

    Cons

    Low pay, budget depends on enrollment for many positions

  8. Helpful (1)

    "receptionist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Edmond, OK
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Edmond, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Central Oklahoma (Less than a year)

    Pros

    they are very nice and friendly people .

    Cons

    you have to sit at the desk forver and be there at like 6 in the morning then turn around and go to your classes


  9. "Good Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Edmond, OK
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Edmond, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule and Good Supervisors.

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  10. "International Programming Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - International Programming Manager in Edmond, OK
    Former Employee - International Programming Manager in Edmond, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Central Oklahoma (More than a year)

    Pros

    Empowered me to lead the program to plan and execute 20 events. Gave me opportunity to lead a group of 30 student leaders on campus. Developed cross-cultural communication sills and learned how to promote program and events.

    Cons

    I did not have any bad experiences while employed. At times there may be some disagreements but it was resolved very fast. Overall it was a good experience.

    Advice to Management

    Doing a very good job on empowering student workers and allowing them the flexibility to make a judgement call to further extend the programs and events.

    University of Central Oklahoma Response

    Feb 1, 2016 – HR Generalist

    Thank you for your review. I am glad you had a great experience working here at UCO. The leadership here at UCO really tries to give you the tools needed to succeed and lead.


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