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Updated May 24, 2017
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  1. "nice place to do research"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Colorado full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    the environment for doing research is good

    Cons

    have to think how to find a job while doing research


  2. "Great Experience"

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    Current Employee - Marketing & Promotions Associate in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Marketing & Promotions Associate in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Colorado (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Unique experiences and for the most part great people. Upper management is all awesome.

    Cons

    Low pay, and some jerks.

  3. "ranch hand"

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    Former Employee - Ranch Hand in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Ranch Hand in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Colorado (More than a year)

    Pros

    boss was cool and worked with my schedule

    Cons

    the pay could have been better


  4. "Short review of CU"

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

    I worked at University of Colorado full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Well organized university, pleasant work atmosphere, good benefits. (I was a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.)

    Cons

    Can't think of any at the moment.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Researcher in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Researcher in Longmont, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Colorado (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked for CU as a UROP researcher and had a great experience. Staff is competent, kind and fun to work with. Really enjoyed the opportunities to expand my career skills as well as education during this opportunity.

    Cons

    Low pay, no benefits in my position.


  6. "Professor's Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO

    I worked at University of Colorado (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The position fit perfectly with my school schedule; gave me the opportunity to practice my research and editing skills by grading papers for my professor.

    Cons

    The position was only part time, therefore the pay was a bit lower than expected.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great diversity, facilities, space availability, resources. Many campuses to choose from, good bus system to get around. Many great recreation and dining options on campus.

    Cons

    Parking can be a hassle during semesters, but the bus system is very convenient for getting around locally. Bus passes available to all students and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Highlight diversity and advertise research options on more career websites. Highlight additional facilities and resources that are not generally well known.

  8. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boulder, CO

    I worked at University of Colorado part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I primarily worked with faculty and they often went above and beyond to encourage interest in the work they were doing. Initiative was rewarded and it was a respectful and positive work environment.

    Cons

    The pay was on the lower end but with opportunities to work your way up.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work in Colorado"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    The university of Colorado offers a great benefit package depending on what track you are on. Research and faculty track employees have amazing retirement contributions. You put in a mandatory 5% and they put in 10%. The university offers different education incentives depending what campus you are on.

    Cons

    PARA employees are limited in their advancement, pay increases and retirement contributions. Other employees can be promoted and get larger pay increases. The squeaky wheel get the grease here. You need to be vocal about wanting advancement opportunities and larger pay increases. If you don't negotiate a good pay grade when you start it is hard to make it up.


  10. "Great place to learn new skills"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to stay, experienced faculty, good team work culture.

    Cons

    Pay needs to be better to cope with the rising housing prices in the city.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on better financial remuneration for the employees. Introduce better facilities for the staff.


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