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Updated February 17, 2017
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Pros
  • The work-environment here is great and the people around are always ready to help (in 49 reviews)

  • There was a great work life balance (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • No cons about working with university of Houston (in 21 reviews)

  • Low pay for the amount of work you do (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "UH student"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    I don't know about full time job.

    Cons

    Flexible schedule and good environment.


  2. "Application Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexible Timings
    - Good Projects

    Cons

    - Government Job
    - Houston Weather


  3. "Great practice job, A LOT of help from very nice advisors."

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    Former Employee - Student Graphic Designer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Student Graphic Designer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Houston part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was a student graphic designer at the UH Center for Student Media for the majority of a year. You can only be hired in this section while you're a student at UH, so once I graduated that was it. I walked in one day with no appointment, just a resume & a portfolio and they were happy to sit down with me and look at my work for a possible employment. They liked my stuff, so I was called back and hired on the spot. Easiest employment I've ever thought possible. My "advisor" who's basically your boss at this job but with a lot more focus on your personal growth than just getting your job done, was Ana, and she's the nicest person ever. The environment there was really fun, and the hours were as flexible as you needed them to be. Literally you can say in the morning that you have an unexpected appointment with a teacher and they'll say it's fine not to come in. They believe school comes first. You can even be very tired from very little sleep and they'll say it's alright not to come in that day. Also, most employees come in at least 30 minutes after their start time, which is not necessarily good thing but it's awesome to not be penalized for going to panda express and getting lunch before you come in lol. As a graphic designer there I had a lot of work sometimes and barely any others. I worked mainly on advertisement designs for the student publications and such, but I also sometimes had bigger projects like the UH official student calendar, which was very fun to create.

    Cons

    Sometimes there wasn't much to do, so I had to stick around texting on my phone for hours. It's great that they let you use your phone when there's nothing to do though. The pay is very low, but that's to be expected for a "practice job" where you're learning the industry and having great help from the pros as you work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. I loved this experience and will never forget it.


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  5. "Graduate School Science department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Houston full-time

    Pros

    Earning your degree for a better job.

    Cons

    Graduation my be difficult depending on the PI and funding availability.


  6. "IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Houston part-time

    Pros

    EASY AND LAZY, can take our own time..

    Cons

    when things go bad, they tend to find blame on somebody instead of teamwork in to a solution fast


  7. "Excellent"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    working culture is good. Staff is good

    Cons

    Scheduling the job. Timing of the job.


  8. "Shop Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent chance to get hands on experience and to help others to achieve their goals.

    Cons

    It is a part time position for students...


  9. "Postdoctoral Research Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Houston full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work. Nice people.

    Cons

    Benefits could be better. Less advancement opportunities


  10. "Good rank university"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Houston part-time

    Pros

    Excellent research facilities for PhD students

    Cons

    maximum Professors are not helpfull


  11. "Research assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Houston part-time

    Pros

    Good professors and academic teachers

    Cons

    Poor lab equipment and management. No advisors were allocated for grad students



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