University of Central Oklahoma Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2020

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Pros
  • "Wonderful work environment, wonderful caring people that want you to grow and expand yur knowledge(in 11 reviews)

  • "Great benefits especially tuition stipends(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "UCO is a public university, so one should have reasonable expectations with regard to pay and bureaucracy(in 14 reviews)

  • "Expectations to deliver nationally are difficult to meet with low pay and limited contributions for travel as well(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great Experience"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Athletic Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Central Oklahoma part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great work experience, coordinated well with class schedule.

    Cons

    UCO is a public university, so one should have reasonable expectations with regard to pay and bureaucracy.

  2. "IT Service Desk"

    5.0
    Former Employee - IT Service Desk Specialist 

    I worked at University of Central Oklahoma part-time

    Pros

    A good place to start your IT career!

    Cons

    There wasn't really a lot to complain about, just be prepared for any situation!


  3. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "There are good things and there are bad things"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director 
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Central Oklahoma full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging work; good vacation time/paid time off; bustling campus with lots of activities; professional development opportunities and opportunities to be involved across campus; appropriate and thoughtful response to Black Lives Matter movement

    Cons

    Noncompetitive salaries; silo'd campus departments; bizarre handling of COVID-19 situation (all of the decisions are made by a mysterious task force whose membership is not made public and does not include key parts of campus, like the library {There have been rumblings that decisions were made about library operations without consulting library administration, which is currently the only public building open right now}; COVID protocols very vague compared to other institutions); HR does not provide clear guidance and often relies on "supervisor's discretion"; Campus IT needs a hard look at their management and how they treat their IT professionals

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  4. "Wholesome place to call... Don't get too comfortable."

    5.0
     

    I worked at University of Central Oklahoma

    Pros

    Comfortable place to work. Feels good to be true to the infrastructure which is a great place to climb a ladder if you create the actual position. Tradition is highly regarded.

    Cons

    Little fluctuation of leadership infrastructure. Out with the old and right back in with the old. Which can suck for you at times...

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  5. "Poor leadership"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at University of Central Oklahoma full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    students eager to learn, great students

    Cons

    Poor leadership, lack of integrity

  6. "Excellent employer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Central Oklahoma full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It was always very easy to get a hold of anyone in whatever department I needed. The department I worked for (College of Math & Science) was an open door policy and access to any administrative issues or questions was every easy.

    Cons

    Growth potential is very limited.

  7. "Everywhere but IT is a great place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Central Oklahoma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, great people (for the most part), lots of opportunities for training and advancement in some areas

    Cons

    IT upper management was the WORST. Terrible people who don't care about you. Constant turnover because you feel ganged upon. And don't dare try to go to HR and report them.. HR will take their side, and there will be repercussions.

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    University of Central Oklahoma Response

    March 3, 2020Recruitment Specialist

    Thank you for your feedback as a former employee. We strongly believe in providing opportunities for our employees to increase their skills and knowledge, growing both professionally and personally throughout their career. We are sorry to hear about your experiences regarding the UCO IT department. We also strongly believe in employee feedback and that it is crucial to institutional growth and development. Your feedback is important and will be forwarded to UCO leadership for consideration. If you have any additional feedback or concerns, you are always welcome to contact us. Thank you.

  8. "Entry level, but gained a lot of experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Affairs 

    I have been working at University of Central Oklahoma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Loved the people I worked with.

    Cons

    Pay and not many growth opportunities

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  9. "Great Place to Work and Grow"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Athletics 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Central Oklahoma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Location, Benefits and Great Coworkers.

    Cons

    Bad hours, compensation is laughable.

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  10. "Grad researcher"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Agente Assicurativo 

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

    Pros

    Great people and facilities are constantly improving.

    Cons

    Low pay fro graduate students and limited teaching opportunities in some majors.

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