University of Colorado Boulder Reviews

Updated Aug 3, 2020

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University of Colorado Boulder President  Bruce D. Benson
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  • "the only problem is low pay for grad students(in 42 reviews)

  • "No cons, really a great place to work(in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Engineering Instructor CU Boulder"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Colorado Boulder full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, supportive environment, room for growth

    Cons

    Highly structured and bureaucratic system

  2. "Experience"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Community Assistant in Boulder, CO

    I worked at University of Colorado Boulder full-time

    Pros

    Get to meet a lot of people and brush up on your soft skills

    Cons

    Very wide scope of work


  3. "Great Part Time Pay for a Student"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great hourly pay rate Flexibility with school schedule and work hours

    Cons

    None, a great alternative if you do not receive a stipend.

  4. "Decent place to be a Post doc"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at University of Colorado Boulder full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Standard pay, pretty good benefits

    Cons

    The University really just wants to make money

  5. "Good job if you like academia!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Part-Time Instructor in Boulder, CO
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Official contract is 20 hours but if you have taught the class before, you will work less than that most weeks.

    Cons

    Different classes represent vastly different amounts of work. Different departments also have very different work environments and practices.

  6. "great learning environment"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at University of Colorado Boulder full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great location, smart crowd, close proximity to national labs, companies

    Cons

    Expensive tuition, and high cost of living

  7. "Overall Great Experience"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -I went from grad student to lecturer and they really have stood by me. Something I think many departments and universities might not offer. -Decent administrative support. Students are great. -You get to work with some incredible faculty and staff

    Cons

    -The department I was with specifically doesn't always understand the variety of diversity that exists. Mental health support is minimal, and difficult to get understood.

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  8. "Depends on your advisor"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student - Stipend 

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

    Pros

    Proximity to research laboratories to intern

    Cons

    Lack of ethnic and racial diversity

  9. "DLA Program"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant 

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

    Pros

    helpful program that introduces you to a research project you're interested in

    Cons

    maximum pay of $12 an hour

  10. "Wonderful Inclusive Community"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ph D Student in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at University of Colorado Boulder full-time

    Pros

    Great communication, transparency, and support.

    Cons

    I have not experienced any cons.

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