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University of Central Oklahoma Reviews

Updated September 20, 2018
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Pros
  • "Work/Life Balance was agreeable" (in 8 reviews)

  • "The administration deeply cares about the well being of the faculty and staff, and goes above and beyond to serve the faculty and students" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Expectations to deliver nationally are difficult to meet with low pay and limited contributions for travel as well" (in 11 reviews)

  • "I am very sick because I worked the equivalent of two full-time jobs for the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education for 8 years" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Edmond, OK
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Edmond, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good to learn some new things

    Cons

    - Boring and time consumption


  2. "Great university but tight budgets/short staff can wear you thin"

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

    I have been working at University of Central Oklahoma full-time

    Pros

    Great values and positive place to work. A university that makes it easy to get behind its mission. Good benefits and holiday scheduling make up for higher ed pay scales.

    Cons

    Like many other higher ed institutions, UCO contends with tighter budgets than ever before. This leads to less positions being created or refilled, and it can cause a strain on the workload for remaining employees.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to make your employees sincerely feel valued, and this goes beyond pay raises . Many employees will want to get behind your mission and will continue to work hard if they feel truly valued. If they are feeling undervalued and overworked, they will be more likely to leave for better pay or less stress.

  3. "Administrative Assistant"

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

    I worked at University of Central Oklahoma full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits especially tuition stipends

    Cons

    Experience in different departments is completely unique. No strong overarching culture

    Advice to Management

    Develop culture standards


  4. "Student Worker"

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

    I have been working at University of Central Oklahoma part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible with student class schedules. My work hours changed with my schedule each semester.

    Cons

    Hourly rate is super low and raises are minimal.


  5. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at University of Central Oklahoma part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, bosses were helpful, great balance

    Cons

    A lot of work, need more employees


  6. "Computer Lab Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Central Oklahoma part-time

    Pros

    Plenty of free time to study.

    Cons

    Subpar pay and inadequate hours.


  7. "Na"

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

    I have been working at University of Central Oklahoma full-time

    Pros

    It has a great culture

    Cons

    There is a problem with low salaries

  8. "Working at UCO as an IT technician."

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    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Central Oklahoma part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a great friendly working environment. Everyone is very helpful and positive.

    Cons

    Compensation evaluations need to be more frequent at this institution.


  9. "Wish I Didn't Have to Leave"

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

    I worked at University of Central Oklahoma part-time

    Pros

    Great people. Culture focused on growth.

    Cons

    Rotating management. Lots of red tape to get anything done.


  10. "good PTO"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Central Oklahoma full-time

    Pros

    good holiday and vacation days off

    Cons

    salary is not very competitive


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