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Updated February 12, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great work culture and work-life balance, wonderful benefits" (in 29 reviews)

  • "Tuition waiver - if you enroll in a graduate program and use the" (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay, staff don't get along with each other very well" (in 26 reviews)

  • "Also true for work/life balance and any other measure" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Professors are nice and offering you advice and suggestions. Learned a lot.

    Cons

    Didn't find any. It feels nice working as a graduate assistant.


  2. "Surrounded by Learning"

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    Former Employee - Academic Counselor in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Academic Counselor in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ample opportunities for learning and development that doesn't rely on being in a traditional classroom no matter what role you are in. The benefits are fantastic, particularly if you have college age children or are planning to attend college (tuition benefits).

    Cons

    Salary. Not much opportunity to advance in career.

  3. "DU"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Denver full-time

    Pros

    Great holiday schedule and colleagues were very passionate

    Cons

    Campus culture can be strange at times - very reactive programming


  4. "Good School"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Denver part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great flexible hours and pay

    Cons

    Not great administration to work with


  5. "It depends where you work on campus"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pretty campus, engaged students, tuition benefits

    Cons

    Many student affairs areas (minus Advancement and Housing/Residential Ed) are painfully understaffed, and positions are not filled quickly (or at all...). Grad students carry the load, and the full time staff members aren't terribly talented. The pay isn't great so it makes sense they have sub par full time staff. When we make offers to prospective employees and disclose what their starting salary will be, we usually lose most candidates.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your grad students and try to pay better to attract some good candidates. The grad students are overworked and underappreciated, and the professional staff are paid terribly, but still more than their talent would warrant.


  6. "Great opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn new skills and develop professionally

    Cons

    Work study budget only allows so many hours


  7. "Nice Community"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Denver full-time

    Pros

    Nice community of staff, fresh college atmosphere

    Cons

    Management is a mixed bag.

  8. "Prestigious environment, but doesn't always value the right things."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Denver full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and overall environment of excellence.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy and not always able to keep up with demands of the market. Employees make amazing things happen there, but are not always valued as much as faculty or the campus environment.

    Advice to Management

    Consider spending more on employees and less on buildings and infrastructure.


  9. "Assistant Professor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Denver full-time

    Pros

    Excellent colleagues and great students.

    Cons

    Low salary and retirement benefits.


  10. "Research Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and a variety of opportunities

    Cons

    Low pay, staff don't get along with each other very well