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University of Colorado Colorado Springs Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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Pros
  • A lot of great people to work with (in 4 reviews)

  • As a student employee, I had a great time working with students and faculty members (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Can't work part time if you're an RA (in 3 reviews)

  • Treated like cheap labor unless you held a "professional staff" position (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Love the campus and students, not a fan of the politics and cliques."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Academic Services Director in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Academic Services Director in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at University of Colorado Colorado Springs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, lot of room for growth, beautiful campus, professional developmental opportunities are encouraged, very stable and consistent environment, most faculty and staff are generally very friendly.

    Cons

    Who you know is sometimes more important that what you know. Cliques are common among certain departments and campus leaders, often times leading to the advancement of less qualified employees and favoritism.


  2. "Easy work, low pay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Colorado Colorado Springs part-time

    Pros

    I work in I.T department. Pros are:
    The work is easy
    It pays slightly above minimum wage

    Cons

    Other employees that do the same thing make triple the amount
    Employees are not trained
    Yes the work is easy but that also means there are never any challenges
    Did I mention that they don't train you? Or teach you anything?
    It's really amazing the amount of people who have masters degrees who know absolutely nothing (I mean nothing, seriously) about computers.

    Advice to Management

    Fully train all employees
    Pay them fairly
    Learn how to use a computer.

  3. "Great to student workers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - IT Student Worker in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - IT Student Worker in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    Very conscientious of not interfering with student schedules. Working on campus makes the "campus experience" that much more fun.

    Cons

    Can not work more than 25 hours a week.


  4. "Event Services"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Event Assistant in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Event Assistant in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    They are interested individual development of employees.

    Cons

    Incompetent management especially in regard to communication between departments.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to work with others


  5. "Wonderful place, needs support"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Layout Editor in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Layout Editor in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Colorado Colorado Springs part-time

    Pros

    Excellent atmosphere, office is a great place to meet new people and build lasting relationships. Having the opportunity to create something new every week is also a big boost for any young professional.

    Cons

    Having commissioned student employees can sometimes mean they are not as committed as the full/part time time student employees. Which can get frustrating, but is a fact of life.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time on online presence that reinforces the print version. Students would also be more inclined to participate in the paper if it was more widely distributed perhaps around the city.


  6. "Director"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Director in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Colorado Colorado Springs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working with students is great. Seeing them arrive on campus and than graduate with knowledge is exciting.Working with faculty can be so rewarding but at times challenging also. .

    Cons

    Higher Education is in a mode of fear and compliance. There is a paradigm shift coming to Higher Ed and no one is sure what he future looks like.

    Advice to Management

    So much oversight. I understand because that is what happens when paradigm shifts take place. There is very strong leadership at UCCS currently but soon there will be a major leadership change coming. Not sure what that will look like for the future.


  7. "Work Study in Financial Aid"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Edit Team Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Edit Team Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Wonderful, caring staff that is very accommodating to real-life situations.
    Trust students to do work that prepares them for post-graduate work.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to report about UCCS finaid.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the wonderful work! I would be back in a heartbeat if I was in the area!

  8. "You'll enjoy it"

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Barista in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Cashier/Barista in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Colorado Colorado Springs part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Shift meals, customer service, and great coworkers

    Cons

    Your bosses won't know what to do with you, and finding covers for your shifts will be a pain.

    Advice to Management

    Get When2Work and this job will be perfect.


  9. "research assistant"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic environment, diversity of cultures

    Cons

    research depends on a fund that supports financial needs.


  10. "Teaching Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Assistant II in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Student Assistant II in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people to work for and with. I work directly for Dr. Julie Albertson and she's a great supervisor. It's a very independent, self organized job.

    Cons

    A lot of training on politically correct topics and minimal opportunities in the field I am pursuing. Many time pressing issues while taking classes.


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