University of Colorado Reviews
68% would recommend to a friend
(771 total reviews)
68% approve of CEO
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Updated Nov 10, 2023
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- "Low pay and some issues moving up in the company." (in 57 reviews)
- "Low salary compared to other jobs in area" (in 39 reviews)
- "Parking! It's expensive and many times you have to park very far away from your actual working location." (in 15 reviews)
- "Great to poor leadership." (in 7 reviews)
- "The compensation is low compared to corporate positions and it is a government agency so you have to deal with the red tape and aspects of government work." (in 6 reviews)
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- 3.0Oct 27, 2023InstructorCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsColorado Springs, CO
Flexibility of schedule, autonomy for curriculum
Definitely discrimination against anyone not on the tenure track. Even with PhDs, instructors are treated like less than anyone on the TT. Constant fear contracts will be ended due to budget cuts even when you teach full classes, because even the worst professors in the school will keep their high salary jobs because of tenure. Instructors who work harder and perform better than TT faculty are not even treated equally. This is especially true if you don’t work in a department that the admin of your school appreciates.
- 3.0Aug 24, 2023MarketingCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
Good benefits and pay compared to other higher ed institutions. Remote or hybrid work is available in some positions but not many. Flex scheduling is available in some departments as well (e.g. 4-day work weeks). Communication is good among remote workers and decent systems are in place to enable remote workers.
The university's campuses are not united and compete against each other openly, which creates a somewhat hostile environment where it should be collaborative. HR is not helpful or knowledgeable, and it's very difficult to get questions answered. They do not always disclose during the hiring process which positions are temporary due to funding - be sure to ask about that directly. Recent restructuring led to many people losing their jobs or getting moved to other departments, so the general vibe is pretty dark and bitter among teams. It's a large organization, so people tend to fall quickly into the cracks and are forgotten easily. There is a constant need to prove your value so they don't cut funding and jobs for your department.
- 3.0May 23, 2023Physician AssistantFormer Employee, less than 1 yearAurora, CO
Great benefits, pay is good. Organizational orientation was good. Nice educational benefits. There is an Advanced Practice Provider group that provided leadership for PAs and NPs.
Department and job specific orientation was terrible. No one has time to train new people. My first three months with the organization, I had zero feedback. There was no orientation procedure, or guidelines. I had changed specialities and the department was well aware of that. In my interview they assured me there would be "plenty" of training. I was given the bare minimum of guidance on what had to be done in a day, but absolutely no education on surgical topics. Anything I learned I taught myself. It was an environment of every person for themselves. Coworkers were overworked and not motivated to assist new hires. Surgeons were unkind, some were downright childish and arguably unprofessional. 4 months into the job, the brand new lead APP decided that weekly quizzes on random topics, with no recommendations on what to focus studies on in addition to weekly oral presentations. Lead APP literally stood over me while I worked.1
- 4.0Sep 14, 2023Clinical Research Program ManagerCurrent EmployeeAurora, CO
Relatively relaxed environment, opportunities for higher level experience/education, good benefits, 9 free credit hours for classes, schedules can be flexible (if you can), peers are great and open to help
Salaries are abysmal, exploitation of labor and strive to grind the effort out of people knowing the next graduating class is coming for a new round, parking is expensive at work, minimal training, pay raises consistently below annual inflation, out dated or refurbished electronics provided
- 5.0Oct 25, 2023Associate ProfessorCurrent EmployeeAurora, CO
Exciting research, good benefits, opportunity for growth
Neighboring areas are pockets of poor school systems or incredibly expensive. Thus, many commute long distances
- 5.0Oct 22, 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Competitive compensation package, including PTO and sick time. Great work life balance and remote/hybrid workibg options for most departments
Growth opportunities not available for some roles.
- 4.0Sep 26, 2023Professional Research Assistant IIFormer Employee
Health insurance benefits were amazing (went with the CU Exclusive plan), PTO accrual for only one year of service were 14.67 hrs/month, retirement contributions are immediately vested, and I really appreciated the separate sick time accrual in addition to PTO.
Academic research moves so slowly and has enough bureaucracy to last a lifetime and then some.
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University of Colorado has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 803 reviews left anonymously by employees. 68% of employees would recommend working at University of Colorado to a friend and 50% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.
68% of University of Colorado employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated University of Colorado 3.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.6 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.