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University of Houston Downtown Reviews

Updated February 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Good Experience that can be used anywhere (in 4 reviews)

  • This company has a laid back culture (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Faculty can be resistant to change or disengaged (in 4 reviews)

  • The push over the years from on top for more services and applications but no increase in staff, made getting things done like walking on a tightrope (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Records Analyst"

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

    I worked at University of Houston Downtown part-time

    Pros

    Great team work and was able to work and go to college full-time no issue.

    Cons

    The should be more collaboration between departments.


  2. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Houston Downtown part-time

    Pros

    Great working environment as well as the opportunities.

    Cons

    I did not find any cons while working here

    Advice to Management

    Over all is a great place to work.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Academic Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Houston Downtown full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Alumni community is strong on campus- UHD will hire it's own.

    Cons

    Lack of promotion within a department other than ESO. Always given the excuse of "It's not in the budget"


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  5. "Former student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Houston Downtown part-time

    Pros

    The program i studied was a perfect match for the needs of the job market.

    Cons

    Most classes were only offered once a year.

    Advice to Management

    An increasement of instructors would be great.


  6. "Good Place for Adjuncting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Houston Downtown part-time

    Pros

    Friendly, helpful, positive working environment.

    Cons

    Lack of organization, lack of communication


  7. "Assistant Professor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at University of Houston Downtown full-time

    Pros

    free parking pretty campus good location

    Cons

    very political, reports of sexual harrasment


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Probably one of the best places to work in Houston"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator II in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, a real spirit of camaraderie. Employees take part in University events which is a big plus. Most of the food in the cafeteria is mediocre but Smoothie King and Starbucks are pretty reliable. Other restaurants are accessible via a short walk or on the rail. During the day you can easily relax in the library for a few minutes or just sit outside and watch people on the bayou. The group I worked in, Technical Services was full of great, experienced and knowledgeable people. The department had a good size budget that included plenty of vendor support. Training was regularly provided as well.

    Cons

    The workload is highly variable. It can be a walk in the park for months but then at a moments notice it can become back breaking. The push over the years from on top for more services and applications but no increase in staff, made getting things done like walking on a tightrope. No control of on-call workload is a big problem.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly I don't see anything that management can do to improve the situation. If they could they would. The problem is a lot of the mandates that tie up things come from outside UH-D.


  9. "UHD professor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Excellent down to earth students and coworkers

    Cons

    Low salary compared to other universities


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Student Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexible timing
    Friendly environment
    Great location
    Good experience

    Cons

    work hours or pay for a student worker might be low


  11. "Laid-Back, consistent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Houston Downtown part-time

    Pros

    Easier pace than most due to it being a smaller school, many employees have been there for years so it's an indicator of good retention, they promote/hire from within, and everyone I've met is incredibly welcoming and friendly, great work culture.

    Cons

    You pretty much HAVE to know someone here in order to get a job here (I include myself in this); almost all the new employees I've met were hired because they knew someone, or they were student workers. They also tend to operate on older systems compared to the Central campus (which uses NO shadow systems involving paper). There's also a resistance to change, so new employees tend to get frustrated with the older systems (to be fair, they've integrated a mentor program to try and mitigate this).

    Advice to Management

    Change is not always a bad thing. The mentor program is a good starting point; see what can be gleaned from the new employee frustrations, and give them a chance to test their ideas.



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