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University of Central Oklahoma Reviews

Updated December 12, 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. "Adjunct in English Department, English Comp I & II"

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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

    They have required outcomes, but not a required curriculum/textbook. Allows professors latitude to build the course they think is most effective.

    Cons

    Shared adjunct office is cramped, but not often used. Typical adjuncting cons--no benefits, limited schedule flexibility, etc.,


  2. "Team work makes the dream work"

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

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

    Pros

    The University of Central Oklahoma offers great benefits and gives access to many opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Although the University has much to offer many departments do not collaborate often or effectively. So many organizations have resources that have not been tapped into.

    Advice to Management

    Become more intentional about getting organizations and departments to work together to better serve the students population.

  3. "Students don't get paid enough"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Convinient and easy environment to work in

    Cons

    No pay raise for students


  4. "Overall great students and fellow teaching staff"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to adjunct teach.

    Cons

    Sometimes tenured professors can be more difficult to interact with.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing comes to mind.


  5. "Enrollment Position"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good salary and vacation time. Closed most holidays and snow days.

    Cons

    More emphasis needs to be placed on an active student and credit hour acquisition staff. Currently, this university is still stuck in the by gone era of tabling and awaiting applications. Other institutions are much more proactive in he acquisition of students.


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "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