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University of Cincinnati Reviews

Updated October 8, 2016
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  • Low pay in comparison to other colleges (in 17 reviews)

  • But that is part of being a graduate student (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Annual Adjunct Assistant Professor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good technological resources for the classroom, and available training for becoming a better teacher. Good insurance for annual adjuncts (but not term adjuncts).

    Cons

    Poorly paid, treated like you're not a real employee by the most basic full-time staff, infrequent pay increases (many years between raises).

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue that your university relies on adjuncts to teach a large number of your basic courses that research faculty do NOT want to teach. Stop increasing the number of 6 figure administrative jobs, especially provost and dean positions while looking for fresh ways to nickel and dime your worst paid employees. It's penny wise and pound foolish!


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    "Web Developer Co-op"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Cincinnati as an intern

    Pros

    My manager was extremely flexible about my schedule around all my classes.
    I was able to get to know a lot of about how higher education works.

    Cons

    The pay was really bad compared to others in the same field.
    The office politics with in the college were toxic.
    A very small amount of faculty and staff took my word serious about and web issues.
    There was no mentor to go to when I ran into an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to actually respect students works. You bring them in, pay them very poorly then treat them poorly. Make it less toxic of an environment.


  3. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistantship in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Research Assistantship in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The main pro is that you can get your degree on the topic that you research for.
    The advisors are flexible with your time.

    Cons

    It doesn't cover all your expenses.
    Getting funded is very hard and competitive.
    Most of the local companies in Cincinnati doesn't support H1B (At least the major ones).
    Some of the companies that bring grants to the university avoiding some nationalities.

    Advice to Management

    Make UGS cover the whole tuition.
    Come to an agreement with local companies to open positions for F1 students.
    Don't spend this much money on building stadiums and buildings (no one cares about a stadium). A stadium is not about what a university stands for. Scientific achievements and student success matters much more than a stadium or unnecessary buildings.


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  5. "Stay away."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Tuition remission is nice. Work/life balance is fairly maintained. Many holidays. Some coworkers are genuinely kind and caring. Some flexible hours.

    Cons

    UC is filled with too many incompetent people at management level. They have no idea what they're doing. Raise is not based on one's performance. Talented individuals should stay away from UC.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate each team and only keep the ones who are truly variable to UC.


  6. "staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Cincinnati full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and central location with lots of smart people to work with. Can be really fun and love working with students - really rewarding. Stimulating work, and new challenges with each year.

    Cons

    It's a big organization so some departments are better than others. Some people don't know how to work together or out for themselves. Found the work environment pretty unpleasant.

    Advice to Management

    Administration might consider taking a closer look at some of the managers who make it unpleasant. It's hard to keep good people when the leaders are incapable.


  7. "Disorganization"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Cincinnati as a contractor

    Pros

    Amazing colleagues and students

    Cons

    Terrible upper management. Change happens all at once, No real input from staff members

    Advice to Management

    Do better


  8. "Graduate Assistant (PhD student)"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Cincinnati (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    decent stipend, affordable place to live

    Cons

    No contribution of the advisor in phd. Professor wont submit the manuscript for months or even years, won't even inform the student when he decides to leave the university. Rules change anytime.
    unsafe place to live

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate your professors on yearly basis and make it mandatory for them to present their work.


  9. "large state university with low living cost"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at University of Cincinnati as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good teaching facilities. Excellent faculty and staff. Located in central Cincinnati with convenient communication.

    Cons

    The campus is not safe at night. Relatively low pay and benefits. Parking is expensive. Lack of leadership in the department and college level.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more talented young faculty members and more efficient management style needed.


  10. "Great staff and customers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great hard-working staff. UC has great health care and benefits.

    Cons

    Politically driven environment.. Being a hard-worker and team player not as important as political connections. In need of great managers and leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Poor work-life balance. Adequate compensation.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Pre clinical research"

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

    I have been working at University of Cincinnati full-time

    Pros

    flexible, laid back, challenging, stimulating, collaborative.

    Cons

    THERE IS NO MONEY IN PRE CLINICAL RESEARCH!



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