University of Colorado Reviews

Updated May 15, 2021

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University of Colorado President Mark Kennedy
Mark Kennedy
32 Ratings
Pros
  • "Large network/lots of opportunities, great benefits including tuition assistance programs for students(in 49 reviews)

  • "work-life balance, tuition reimbursement, sick leave(in 26 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Few full time openings and low pay for adjuncts and lecturers(in 17 reviews)

  • "Salaries do not match living cost in Boulder(in 14 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Easy place to work. Great people.

      Apr 20, 2021 - Professional Research Assistant in Aurora, CO
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      Pros

      Great working environment and provides lots of resources to help you have better professional outcomes.

      Cons

      Low pay because its research based.

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Set up to fail

      May 15, 2021 - Clinical Research Coordinator in Denver, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -great benefits package -access to university resources (library, scholarly presentations, field-leading academics)

      Cons

      -unpalatable office environment -toxic team culture -high stress/low support company culture

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      A great company

      May 13, 2021 - Researcher in Denver, CO
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      Pros

      University of Colorado Denver is divers and welcoming

      Cons

      the company has limited growth for researchers

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great Benefits

      May 12, 2021 - IRB Coordinator in University of Colorado, CO
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      Pros

      Good health care, and vacation.

      Cons

      Not the best physical office.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great benefits and flexibility, but less pay than industry

      Apr 14, 2021 - Senior Professional Research Assistant in Aurora, CO
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      Pros

      As a scientist, you can make much more money in industry but UC Denver definitely compensates well in regards to their benefits package with generous insurance coverage, a lot of PTO, along with paternal leave and many paid holidays.

      Cons

      Lack of recognition both monetarily and otherwise. It's not uncommon to not receive a raise for years, they don't even provide a cost of living wage increase.

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Success and happiness depends on the division and your supervision line

      Jan 27, 2021 - Director in Boulder, CO
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      Pros

      Benefits (healthcare, retirement, etc) are awesome, there are also lots of internal professional development resources

      Cons

      If you work in certain divisions like Student Affairs, you will suffer greatly as it is run mostly by professional bullies. However, in other areas, you can have a great experience if your line of leadership/supervision believes in what you do. The campus is very political, where faculty believe they run the place even though they dont have time to care about anything other than research - they still want an opinion about everything. Overall, faculty do not care about students and they mainly focus on protecting themselves. So depending on where your job lands within this, you could have a great experience or a bad experience.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Dope

      Apr 6, 2021 - Assistant Director in Boulder, CO
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      Pros

      Great entry job for students looking for entertainment industry experience.

      Cons

      Remote work makes the job more difficult when putting on events.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      PRA review

      Apr 29, 2021 - Professional Research Assistant in Aurora, CO
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      Pros

      Access to seminar series, benefits.

      Cons

      Located pretty far east in the metro.

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    9. 5.0
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      Mar 29, 2021 - Office Support in Denver, CO
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      Pros

      It’s really really nice to work there. Flexible.

      Cons

      I don’t have an specific cons that I need to address.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Team

      Apr 1, 2021 - Security Analyst in Aurora, CO
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      Pros

      Very supportive colleagues Challenging environment. Variety of Challenges.

      Cons

      Some teams don't like to co-operate.

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