University of Central Oklahoma Reviews | Glassdoor

University of Central Oklahoma Reviews

Updated June 5, 2018
141 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

4.1
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
University of Central Oklahoma President Don Betz
Don Betz
88 Ratings

141 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

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)

More Pros and Cons

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "I love my place of employment!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly engaged in the community; diverse campus; highly focused on student success!

    Cons

    Can be difficult to find full-time position.

    University of Central Oklahoma Response

    Jun 13, 2018 – HR Generalist

    Hello,

    Most of our staff positions are full-time roles. All student roles must be part-time due to various government regulations; however, you can still be hired as a staff member while taking... More


  4. "Library Tech"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Central Oklahoma full-time

    Pros

    Working there could be worse.

    Cons

    Infighting between various levels of management was frequent and very non-professional.

    Advice to Management

    The university should look at the upper echelon to see the creation of the problems below.


  5. "Assistant Professor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Central Oklahoma full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful Campus, Active Leadership, Consistency and Professionalism.
    Work/Life Balance was agreeable. TONS of opportunity to "volunteer" despite what professionals usually get compensation for.

    Cons

    Salary and increases of promotion pay are on the lower competitive end nationally..this makes it difficult to attract out of state diversity (and for living expenses as Edmond is a little pricier to live in). Expectations to deliver nationally are difficult to meet with low pay and limited contributions for travel as well. This can effect promotion. But it's a decent salary for Oklahoma.
    Sometimes you have to do committees that require very little of your time other then attendance because there's so many people on the committee. Other committees are highly effective the closer you get to your own college and dept.

    Advice to Management

    I really enjoyed my time with UCO and highly recommend it to teachers and to students alike. Money is often due to the state government issues, best of luck with Oklahomans.


  6. "Executive Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Great leave benefits. Good medical. Nice company to work for.

    Cons

    Advancement is difficult. Salaries are not competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Training for Cabinet Members on how to be leaders that will motivate employees to stay.

    University of Central Oklahoma Response

    Jun 13, 2018 – HR Generalist

    Hello,

    Thank you for voicing your concerns. Unfortunately, our budget has been cut significantly every year for over a decade. We rely heavily on student enrollment, and not state funding to... More


  7. "Customer Service Representative"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful environment. Everyone is friendly. The job was a student position and I learned a lot while working there.

    Cons

    The position was not permanent since it was based on you being a student at UCO. There wasn't very much training for student workers.

    University of Central Oklahoma Response

    Jun 13, 2018 – HR Generalist

    I apologize that your training was not adequate, and this is something we will definitely look into. I would encourage you to apply for full-time staff positions, as your prior UCO experience is... More

  8. "Student"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Central Oklahoma full-time

    Pros

    Nice place to work at

    Cons

    Not much need to be improved


  9. "Lecturer"

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

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

    Pros

    Wonderful coworkers and department head.

    Cons

    Pay and lack of decent benefits for dependents.

    Advice to Management

    Consider pay raises for lecturers as they are a vital part of the University.


  10. "Sincere Commitment to Educational Excellence"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is very committed to helping the students in whatever way possible

    Cons

    Shortage of funds can make following through tenuous and uncertain at times


Showing 141 of 142 reviews
Reset Filters