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University of Houston Downtown Reviews

Updated October 11, 2017
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  • Low salary compared to other universities (in 2 reviews)

  • Upper management lacks insight on staff needs (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "adjunct professor, history"

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    Current Employee - Professor, History, Adjunct in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Professor, History, Adjunct in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    They have treated me much more professionally and respectfully than many of the other schools I've worked for as an adjunct.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance without a PhD, but that's typical. I have also gotten some politically charged emails (all liberal in nature) from staff members that I did not care for or think appropriate.

    Advice to Management

    Politically charged or slanted emails about your politics are not appropriate--even if it affects profits for the school.


  2. "Staff"

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

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

    Pros

    Easy to develop strong relationships with colleagues and get experience beyond your qualifications.

    Cons

    Management & administration do not put students' needs first. They lack respect and value for all departments. Horrible planning and communication.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on fully staffing departments before getting more students.

  3. "good atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    nice and safe place to work

    Cons

    low salary in spite of high education


  4. "office assitant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Houston Downtown part-time

    Pros

    very professional working environment and good office area

    Cons

    too competitive and very easy to be replaced


  5. "Waste of time"

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Still looking for something good.

    Cons

    Bad management making unnecessary changes.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together.


  6. "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.


  7. "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.

  8. 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"


  9. "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.


  10. "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


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