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Updated April 24, 2017
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  • Low pay considering high cost of an education here (in 20 reviews)

  • Little room for advancement, low salary - minimal annual raises that hardly keep up with cost of living (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Events Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Events Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Since the institution has been around for so long, they are able to offer quite a bit of support and have an incredible benefits program. Lots of departments creating lots of opportunities to transfer laterally or for other various growth opportunities. Large group of the staff has been there for quite a while proving employee retention is strong.

    Cons

    Because the institution is quite old, there are ways, some more obvious than others, in which they are pretty old-fashioned.

    Advice to Management

    Completely dependent upon the college.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Working for DU"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    An Active and Diverse community. Good benefits. The people and students are very easy going and a joy to work with. There are many activities you can get involved in.

    Cons

    Low salary range. Managers and supervisors need better training so they can support and encourage their staff workers so there is less friction in a department and can function properly.

    Advice to Management

    Be very selective who you promote or hire into supervisory positions. You are losing the backbone employees due to over work and poor supervisory management.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Lifeguard"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, young staff, somewhat relaxed work environment

    Cons

    Poor management, poor communication, expected to move heavy lane lines around

    Advice to Management

    Lifeguarding is not a full time job, many of the employees are students or have other jobs and cannot spend every hour at the pool.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "IT Work-Study at the Engineering and CS building"

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    Current Employee - IT Technician in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - IT Technician in Denver, CO
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Work-study hours are flexible to fit around class schedule.

    Cons

    Not much for my position, it's pretty laid back and relaxed. But it probably varies depending on the department


  6. "Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people, great benefits, good work environment

    Cons

    They're working on it, but salaries are a bit low


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, but low pay"

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    Current Employee - Academic Counselor in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Academic Counselor in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Health benefits through Kaiser are fantasitc; 401k matching is awesome! The staff who work at DU truly care about the students and the campus community.

    Cons

    PAY for staff (note: I don't know about faculty pay).Very low compared to the cost of living in Denver and when you consider what families pay for tuition at this school. They are working on improving this, but it is a loooooong process that few can afford to stick around for.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing in terms of raising salaries!


  8. Helpful (4)

    "One of the Worst Places to work in the Denver Metro Area"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Administrative in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - tuition waiver
    - nice students

    Cons

    - poor benefits
    - heavily political staff
    - no room to advance
    - rude, arrogant faculty
    - low pay
    - people on campus prone to experience various levels of harassment

    Advice to Management

    - train faculty to respect staff and students
    - work to improve employee pay and benefits
    - take sexual harassment cases seriously


  9. "PhD graduate"

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

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

    Pros

    This is a great city that allows a great work, life balance! Advisors and faculty are very hands on and supportive so you get a truly personal experience in the program.

    Cons

    There are not a lot of career connections, and except for a few engineering departments, funding is limited to the graduate students.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to provide better access to companies and industries that are hiring new students. Additional assistance during the job search process would be helpful.


  10. "Research Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Neuroscience Research Specialist in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Neuroscience Research Specialist in Fort Collins, CO

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

    Pros

    Laid back environment depending on PI. Opportunity to learn new techniques. Great job between undergrad and grad school.

    Cons

    Pay is not the best.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Academic Services Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Assistant/Academic Services Associate in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Program Assistant/Academic Services Associate in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intellectually stimulating environment. Always something new to learn. Good benefits package.

    Cons

    The pay is quite low.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay structure.


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