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Updated August 20, 2017
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  1. "OIT Desktop Support"

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

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

    Pros

    - Amazing campus
    - Can schedule customers cases when it fits your schedule
    - Good benefits
    - Overall nice customers

    Cons

    - Usually not very set on what is covered under the department or not which requires extra effort for everyone vs a guide sheet given to customers
    - Some tasks are very repetitive

    Advice to Management

    Lay out better terms with departments to avoid confusion on what is covered and not covered.


  2. "A Great Place to Work and Grow"

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    Former Employee - Director in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Director in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The University of Colorado (CU) was a great place to work and provided me with substantial growth opportunities over my career. Being an institution of higher education, there are differences between being part of System Administration and working on a campus. I worked within System Administration, so my comments are primarily focused there.

    Cons

    CU provides a tuition benefit for employees and their dependents, but it is more limited than other universities. In addition, the salaries fall below some peers but the total compensation is very competitive.

    Advice to Management

    I recommend greater accountability of senior leaders. The roles and responsibilities are not terribly clear and some are not highly regarded by staff.

  3. "working at CU"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Colorado full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible schedule, low stress.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, no control in hiring process.


  4. "Great Benefits, Poor Salary and little upward mobility"

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    Current Employee - Professional Research Assistant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Professional Research Assistant in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits. The university triples what you put into your 401a. (You put in $1, the put in $2). The health benefits are great. It's generally an interesting job.

    Cons

    Starting Salaries are very low especially for jobs required college education. Yearly raises are 1-3%. Salary raises are extremely difficult to obtain. Being a lab, weekends are expected more often than not.

    Advice to Management

    Pay competitive salary to stop the massive overturn.


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    "What's Not to Love"

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

    I have been working at University of Colorado full-time

    Pros

    The people at the University really love what they do. They are passionate about their work. Four weeks of vacation and three of sick leave each year is also a major bonus!

    Cons

    Parts of the organization can be very flat so upward mobility in certain areas isn't always straightforward.


  6. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Student in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Student in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Colorado part-time

    Pros

    Easy. Straight forward. Flexible. Good classes.

    Cons

    A lot of busy work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Down to earth.


  7. "Great place to learn!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Colorado full-time

    Pros

    Impressive faculty and staff. Technology is great compared to other universities I've attended.

    Cons

    location around isn't the greatest.

  8. "School job"

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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

    Pros

    safe working environment, working with students mostly

    Cons

    usually starts with minimum wage


  9. "Training Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Colorado full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good work / life balance

    Cons

    no room for advancement / nowhere near market salaries in OIT


  10. "Good for full-time students"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Hours are flexible, advisors are very friendly and grateful

    Cons

    You have to go to campus to pay, canceling and rescheduling appointments last minute is complicated because of NCAA


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