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University of Cincinnati Reviews

Updated July 11, 2017
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  • The job had extremely low pay at 10 dollars an hour (in 20 reviews)

  • But that is part of being a graduate student (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "was there before"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Cincinnati full-time

    Pros

    best reason to work there

    Cons

    downside of working there will be

    Advice to Management

    continue current plan


  2. "Great for faculty, bad for staff"

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

    I worked at University of Cincinnati full-time

    Pros

    Benefits aren't bad. The people are nice. Culture values diversity.

    Cons

    Benefit decline: Insurance premiums have gone up, retirement matching cut y $700/year, employees have to pay to park on campus at an average of $80/month. Little to no flexibility unless for staff, only faculty or union workers.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent and provide more opportunities for growth.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Physician"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor/Physician in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor/Physician in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    depending on department/ sections, you could be in a less or more competitive environment. In some cases, that can mean you have a flexible schedule and can decide how to design your day/ week. good nurse practitioner and nursing support ( some departments)

    Cons

    1. The model and culture is not true academic. You work based on your RVU , see a load of patients, and get paid average academic salary. being a successful academician in this model is not easy.
    2. despite being easy going and friendly on interview day, turns out it is a very closed society club. not terribly supportive of outsiders. If you are born and raised in Cincinnati, or if you have trained at this university , you are more likely going to be supported to achieve higher ranks. Otherwise, the chances are much lower and you must fight harder. This is very obvious when you look at positions in power, rather than entry level. Many of leadership positions are filled with-inside, by people that are less qualified than their counterparts in other universities.

    Advice to Management

    open up. do not be afraid of qualified outsiders. Recognize their work and allow / support them to grow their practice/ reaserch/ or program. go and see other institutes and adopt whatever aspects of their model that you like . the world is not all about Cincinnati.


  4. "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!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "Stay away."

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    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.

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "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.


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