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University of Central Oklahoma Reviews

Updated February 4, 2018
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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)

  • 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
  • Low pay, budget depends on enrollment for many positions (in 10 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. "Excellent!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Edmond, OK
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Edmond, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The administration deeply cares about the well being of the faculty and staff, and goes above and beyond to serve the faculty and students.

    Cons

    Despite the low cost of living in Oklahoma, the pay at this university is relatively low, especially when compared to our peer institutions in the state, region, and country.

    Advice to Management

    Elect more supportive representatives in the Oklahoma Legislature.


  2. "Computer Lab Assistant"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Study @ work
    Close to school/on-campus

    Cons

    The hours are sometimes late

  3. "Part-Time Worker"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very great at working around schedules and friendly staff.

    Cons

    Can sometimes feel like the university does not care about part time workers.


  4. "Research"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great professors to work with

    Cons

    No cons as of now


  5. "Executive Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Edmond, OK
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Edmond, OK
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Lots of time off.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement. Pay is low compared to other positions of equal responsibility in the non-academic world. State government does not value higher education.

    Advice to Management

    It's nice that you offer professional development but it isn't much use when there is no room for advancement.


  6. "Executive Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "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

  8. "Great Environment and very flexible"

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    • 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 colleagues, always fun working with them

    Cons

    A student and working, so it was kinda tiring


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Adjunct Instructor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "Graphic Designer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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