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University of Colorado Boulder Reviews

Updated Aug 19, 2019

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University of Colorado Boulder CEO Bruce D. Benson
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222 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great pay, flexible hours, can do homework while tutoring(in 42 reviews)

  • "Flexible with a student schedule and a super friendly work environment(in 39 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay, graduate students have to pay fees(in 31 reviews)

  • "I am a graduate student living on student stipend(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Loved the work environment"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician 

    I worked at University of Colorado Boulder part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Works with your academic schedule

    Cons

    Some students could use more training

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    University of Colorado Boulder2019-08-19
  2. "Very accommodating"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at University of Colorado Boulder part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Worked as a student so they made sure it wasn't interfering with your education.

    Cons

    Departments are not united so it takes a while to get complicated issues solved

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    University of Colorado Boulder2019-08-13
  3. "Spectacular benefits"

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    Current Employee - Product Design and Instrumentation Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Colorado Boulder full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, work load ebs and flows with school year, more freedom than industry

    Cons

    Not much upward mobility, small raises, no bonuses

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    University of Colorado Boulder2019-08-20
  4. "I used to work in the Alferd Packer Grill"

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    Former Employee - UMC Dining Staff 

    I worked at University of Colorado Boulder part-time

    Pros

    I was a student there, so it was convenient.

    Cons

    I was not paid very well.

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    University of Colorado Boulder2019-08-08
  5. "Room to Grow"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Colorado Boulder full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Beautiful Boulder is reason number 1

    Cons

    Significant regular transition, many established professionals without much experience in senior level roles.

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    University of Colorado Boulder2019-08-06
  6. "It won't pay the rent"

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    Former Employee - Part-Time Lecturer 

    I worked at University of Colorado Boulder part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The place is beautiful and there are students who make all the BS worth it.

    Cons

    The pay to work ratio is ridiculous.

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    University of Colorado Boulder2019-07-27
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Exploitation, Inequality, Systemic Issues, Administrative Bloat"

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    Former Employee - Resident Advisor in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Colorado Boulder part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people I worked with and met through my experiences here became some of my best friends! And I loved working with residents to help make their experience a little easier. My particular hall director was really nice and very helpful, made the whole experience bearable.

    Cons

    The Administration treats its RA's about the same as any corporation treats their lowest-level employees. They say RA's are so generously compensated, but that's because it costs an arm and a leg to live in the dorms in Boulder. If you needed extra cash to.... IDK live, you have to get that approved and there is fierce competition for extra shifts at community centers. And as an RA, they say it equals 20-25 hrs of work every week, but if you're in your room/the building, (which you're supposed to be at least 5/7 days a week) someone could knock at any time. You're essentially 'always on' and if there is a more serious incident, you're required to respond any time of day. Plus, the role is such that you are forced to help and advise the same people that you live one door away from and sometimes share the bathroom with. And as part of your job you are supposed to maintain a positive relationship with them. And when the stress of all of that becomes too much, the mental health services for RA's were no different than any student, and the people who needed the 5 sessions of therapy or psychiatry ran out very fast. But of course that would cost actual money so they resisted when I suggested more sessions for RA's

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    University of Colorado Boulder2019-07-26
  8. "Great Job for Student"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Colorado Boulder part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work environment, friendly people Flexible hours as a part time worker

    Cons

    Some unreasonable deadlines and disorganized management

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    University of Colorado Boulder2019-07-22
  9. "Great work environment!"

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    Current Employee - Digital Media Coordinator in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Colorado Boulder full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Having the ability to commute in, great people, beautiful views.

    Cons

    Academic bureaucracy can be annoying, older staff/faculty stuck in their ways

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    University of Colorado Boulder2019-07-08
  10. "Flexible Work Culture"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Colorado Boulder part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some of the best parts about working here was flexible hours.

    Cons

    Some of the cons about working here was tedious tasks.

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    University of Colorado Boulder2019-07-16
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