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University of Colorado Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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  1. "Good place to build experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great location and fun to help students

    Cons

    Can be stressful to work in during the busy blocks


  2. "Financial Accountant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Accountant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and work, life balance. Great advancement opportunities with three different campuses. Organization has a great reputation and there is good training in place.

    Cons

    Sometimes it's too slow and not enough work. Pay is less than private industry. Organization seems to lack good communication between campuses. Management sometimes does not listen to lower level people for advice before moving forward with new processes.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what lower level people have to say. Get input from lower level people before moving forward with new processes.

  3. "Overall Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant
    Former Employee - Student Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people, good environment. Relatively central in Downtown Denver.

    Cons

    Tough to see how much waste there is in the upper levels of management.


  4. "Enjoyed my time there overall"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Tech III/Fiscal Operations Assistant in Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Accounting Tech III/Fiscal Operations Assistant in Westminster, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A very caring and well maintained organization to work for.

    Cons

    Caters too much to athletics and faculty and not enough to students and parent who are paying the tuition that keeps the university running.


  5. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Colorado full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great diversity, facilities, space availability, resources. Many campuses to choose from, good bus system to get around. Many great recreation and dining options on campus.

    Cons

    Parking can be a hassle during semesters, but the bus system is very convenient for getting around locally. Bus passes available to all students and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Highlight diversity and advertise research options on more career websites. Highlight additional facilities and resources that are not generally well known.


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    I primarily worked with faculty and they often went above and beyond to encourage interest in the work they were doing. Initiative was rewarded and it was a respectful and positive work environment.

    Cons

    The pay was on the lower end but with opportunities to work your way up.


  7. "Great place to learn new skills"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to stay, experienced faculty, good team work culture.

    Cons

    Pay needs to be better to cope with the rising housing prices in the city.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on better financial remuneration for the employees. Introduce better facilities for the staff.

  8. "not bad for a university"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Psychotherapist/Research Assistant in University of Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Psychotherapist/Research Assistant in University of Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Great team dynamic. Approachable supervisor. Fair compensation.

    Cons

    outcome driven goals (little regard for actuals and realistic expectations)


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work in Colorado"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at University of Colorado full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The university of Colorado offers a great benefit package depending on what track you are on. Research and faculty track employees have amazing retirement contributions. You put in a mandatory 5% and they put in 10%. The university offers different education incentives depending what campus you are on.

    Cons

    PARA employees are limited in their advancement, pay increases and retirement contributions. Other employees can be promoted and get larger pay increases. The squeaky wheel get the grease here. You need to be vocal about wanting advancement opportunities and larger pay increases. If you don't negotiate a good pay grade when you start it is hard to make it up.


  10. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, CO
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    -Working with small groups
    -Easy tasks
    -Learning everyday

    Cons

    -Few Hours
    -Limited time to actually work


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