University of Houston Downtown Reviews

Updated Jun 19, 2020

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3.8
63%
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75%
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University of Houston Downtown Interim President Michael A. Olivas
Michael A. Olivas
17 Ratings
Pros
  • "My department had a great environment with bosses that were knowledgeable, fair and caring(in 8 reviews)

  • "Great working environment, everyone is willing to help when needed(in 8 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Great job!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Peer Mentor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Houston Downtown part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great community to work at!

    Cons

    No cons really, it was a very nice environment.

  2. "Bad place for engineering research"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Houston Downtown full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good dining options for students and faculties

    Cons

    Bad experience for international students

  3. "Research the Department before you apply to work for them"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at University of Houston Downtown part-time

    Pros

    Work Study Opportunities for Student

    Cons

    Official Politics is too much

  4. "Good way to gain experience"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at University of Houston Downtown part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Jobs are Flexible with Class Schedule

    Cons

    Not Enough positions to apply to and they don't pay enough

  5. "Great Experience"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at University of Houston Downtown part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working with industrial grade systems

    Cons

    Long lead times in certain circumstances

  6. "A good location to start out in Higher Education"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Houston Downtown full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Environment was very fun. The campus is slowly but surely growing

    Cons

    No room for growth with departments.

  7. "Great Pla.ce to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - User Support Specialist 

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

    Pros

    Good environment Great pay can study and work

    Cons

    pretty much minimum wage job

  8. "Nice"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Lab Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues are nice, friendly, and helpful.

    Cons

    Not much full time jobs

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Ethical Standards and Leadership"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advisor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Houston Downtown full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Most departments have a relaxed work environment. Many of the students are pleasant.

    Cons

    I left the university because I couldn't trust anyone I had to interact with. Several of the managers and leaders here were openly making unethical decisions that had extremely negative consequences for innocent people/employees. Unfortunately, since this is such a relaxed work environment, no one is ever around to hold them accountable, including HR which is incredibly compromised. The university has a lot of potential, but unfortunately it's a breeding ground for low EQ leaders.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "This place is a nightmare"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Police Chief in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Houston Downtown full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy money--I can watch movies in my office

    Cons

    people expect me to answer questions

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