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University of Central Oklahoma Reviews

Updated November 16, 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)

  • One downside for a student work is that you can not work full time (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmond, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmond, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Central Oklahoma full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The University is a great place to work. People are very friendly and generally want to see faculty/staff/students succeed. Benefits are very good and you can't beat the time off.

    Cons

    Pay can be on the low side. Academics usually pays less than the corporate field. And, with the State of Oklahoma budget crisis things are getting worse.


  2. "It was good to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Central Oklahoma part-time

    Pros

    Working was good and nice

    Cons

    Working was sometimes less good

  3. "Great Environment and very flexible"

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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 colleagues, always fun working with them

    Cons

    A student and working, so it was kinda tiring


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Adjunct Instructor"

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

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

    Pros

    Given the ability to learn and teach others my discipline. Lots of cultural activities on campus. The campus environment, fountain, cafeteria, onsite gym, Melton Art Gallery are all wonderful perks of working at UCO!

    Cons

    No prior formal teaching experience, other than on the corporate level. Received negative feedback from some students. Employment only lasted one semester. Employment is higher in fall than spring and I needed a job that would last.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time prepping an adjunct instructor, or have them attend other teachers classrooms for instruction.


  5. "Graphic Designer"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    just good to start

    Cons

    you should look for full time job to get some benefits


  6. "Pros and Cons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed, clean, informative, decent income, good students

    Cons

    Weak management, large teaching loads, low quality education


  7. "TA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Central Oklahoma part-time

    Pros

    flexible hours for grading homework and designing lesson plans

    Cons

    payment is alright; opportunities of growth is limited

  8. "Fun and creative work, but requires special skills."

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    Former Employee - Costume Shop Student Assistant in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Costume Shop Student Assistant in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Central Oklahoma part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The job provides a create outlet. Work stays at work, but it can get really busy during shows. It's a great position for technical theatre students.

    Cons

    The hours are minimal, and there are no benefits. You have to know what you are doing or else you will be doing less fun things.


  9. "Admissions Counselor"

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

    Pros

    UCO heralds diversity and inclusion! It makes it a great place to work and an even better place to learn.

    Cons

    No room for growth, oftentimes individuals stay in their positions long term, and it limits other's abilities to move up within the institution.


  10. "Great Benefits; Limited Opportunities for Advancement"

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

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

    Pros

    Generous benefit package including vacation, medical, etc. Working an academic schedule is a real plus .

    Cons

    Recent budget cuts and tuition increases make it difficult to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Dig a little deeper to find out why certain departments have better staff retention rates than others.


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