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Updated February 21, 2019
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  • "Low pay for contracted workers and expensive parking" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Personal growth can be stymied by self-serving upper management" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "N/A"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of great opportunities happening

    Cons

    There are no cons coming to mind


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Director of Operations
    Current Employee - Director of Operations
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, and a good culture

    Cons

    I haven't identified any cons thus far

  3. "Review of the University of Colorado"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Colorado full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with - managers were excellent. Retired - have gone back several times as a temp - love CU

    Cons

    I miss the environment and the people

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  4. "Great expreience overall"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Colorado full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great boss, intellectual environment

    Cons

    limited resources, limited career opportunities


  5. "Overall, a great place to work."

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

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

    Pros

    Seriously great benefits package, meaningful work, great coworkers, room for growth and a ton of resources to help you grow professionally

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and a lower salary


  6. "Needs to better train managers"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Provides good life work balance

    Cons

    Allows bullying and bad behavior


  7. "Graduate Teaching Assistant Under Prof Eric Wustrov"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Timings are quite flexible for teaching assistants still would have lot of work if you are graduate TA. Get to learn a lot since you would be dealing with all sorts of questions. Pay is pretty good. Even lot of opportunities for students.

    Cons

    Would have to spend lot of time

  8. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Colorado part-time

    Pros

    Good place to work as a student while still in school
    Job opportunities to enhance your academic/ personal career

    Cons

    Low salary
    Hard to get a job at if you are not affiliated with the university


  9. "Good place to get started in research"

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    Former Employee - University of Colorado
    Former Employee - University of Colorado
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible for those in school
    Great female leadership and role models

    Cons

    Low pay
    Rarely are PRAs promoted to senior PRAs (no matter what they tell you)


  10. "Average University"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Colorado full-time

    Pros

    good benefits, good co-workers, and nice campus

    Cons

    poor upper management and complete lack of oversight of the faculty

    Advice to Management

    There should be more oversight of the Primary Investigators