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University of Colorado at Boulder Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits, good work/life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Flexible Hours and a good way to review older material (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • Being a Lecturer / adjunct professor requires a large amount of work for pretty low pay (in 18 reviews)

  • Just typical graduate student woes (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Student Employment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being a student, it's very convenient to work in an office on campus. They work with your schedule really well, and are very progressive; always moving on to the new thing.

    Cons

    Your experience completely depends on your department and who manages it, so go to try to get into another office if you don't like yours

    Advice to Management

    keep listening to your employees!


  2. "Student Lab Technician"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and understanding supervisor.

    Cons

    There were a limited number of hours I could work in a week.

  3. "Great as a student and student employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor At UMC Catering in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Supervisor At UMC Catering in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fair and supportive employer, understanding about school work commitments, opportunities for advancement, good team of people to work with (UMC Catering)

    Cons

    No real cons, it was a great job as a student.


  4. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good for a University, great training ground

    Cons

    Salary is lacking, could do much better in the real world

    Advice to Management

    To many layers of management


  5. "Great school, but your salary doesn't support cost of living"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Boulder is great, and the university has a good reputation.

    Cons

    The pay for graduate students isn't enough to cover rent in Boulder (even with roommates) because of Boulder's zoning laws. Depending on your appointment, you might also be forced to pay into a retirement plan you're ineligible from actually using later. Parking can be impossible and absurdly overpriced. (Certain jobs will provide you with a bus pass, but some of them won't.)


  6. "You receive no training for this job."

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to teach students.

    Cons

    You receive no training to do it. (Tuition-paying undergrads should really know this.)
    You grade all the work and teach all the labs while the tenured professor pays themselves 100k+.

    Advice to Management

    You should really start evaluating your teaching.


  7. "Great environment"

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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 at Boulder full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, full services for employees, good public transportation to campus

    Cons

    Zero parking, incredibly high cost of living and yet a very low salary

    Advice to Management

    Higher salaries for grad students

  8. "Graduate Student in Applied Math"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It pays for my education as well.

    Cons

    Housing in Boulder is expensive and my living stipend barely covers expenses.


  9. "They're good"

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

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

    Pros

    It's a great location and the classes are fun and interactive

    Cons

    Some people are annoying, and the campus isn't the best run I've ever seen

    Advice to Management

    Get better at your job


  10. "Teaching Assistant at University of Colorado"

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

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

    Pros

    Has great and friendly environment and knowledgeable colleagues.

    Cons

    Low income/expense rate. Poor interior lighting.


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