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Updated May 18, 2017
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  • No cons as I found it to be a good place to work (in 24 reviews)

  • Very Low pay compared to working elsewhere (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Research Assistant"

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    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Advisor is nice. Houston is convenient.

    Cons

    Rank is low and less funding.


  2. "Great city, needs more synergy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Proximity to all the great talent in Houston

    Cons

    Lack of research synergy, cooperation between different departments

    Advice to Management

    More transparent, centralized work environment to improve communication between employees, and to learn from each other


  3. "good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work independently

    Cons

    Horrible place to live during the summer


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  5. "Sports Official"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intramural Sports Official in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Intramural Sports Official in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family atmosphere at the school is great

    Cons

    Very Low pay compared to working elsewhere


  6. "Financial Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst II in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Houston (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Area proxim. Salary is great

    Cons

    Employees there were not sincere

    Advice to Management

    Get more sensitive people to overhead depts.


  7. "When you are TA to pay for PhD"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is not difficult, If TAs want to do teaching after graduation this could be a great chance to practice and get ready for the job.

    Cons

    The workload is not the same for all Teaching assistant. Some courses has 150 students with only 4-5 TA (Specially programming courses) That TAs need to do grading and lab management and making questions for homework and office hours. Basically those courses need more TAs otherwise, the TAs need to work way more than 10h per week to finish their tasks.


  8. "User Services Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - User Services Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - User Services Specialist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good but insurance premium are rising year after year.
    Good environment to work at, they make you feel like you are in a big family. In addition, most people I work with are compassonate and extremely friendly.

    Cons

    Limited career advancement.
    Double standard from management . Lack of clear communication , yet they expect us to have clear communication.
    No formal training for the job that you are hired on, they will throw you in and see how you do.

    Advice to Management

    Give us better bullet points on what you would like us to accomplish especially for specific projects.


  9. "Teach assistant"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Katy, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professors are very nice,
    20 hour/ week,
    work time is OK
    The salary is ok
    the teaching is very good
    Football team is wonderful

    Cons

    campus is not safe
    Casa duty is too heavy
    donot have a lot of connection with industry
    Parking position is limited

    Advice to Management

    more parking position , more Teach assistant, more efficient,
    more RA position to let phd focus on research


  10. "Postdoc fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Houston full-time

    Pros

    Nice environment with friendly caring people around

    Cons

    Not much support in terms of doing experiment using equipments.

    Advice to Management

    make an ideal core research facility


  11. "Tier 1"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The university try to improve the quality of education and provide more facility for the students. It is pretty cheap compere to other schools.

    Cons

    Parking is a big issue here, most students are commuters.
    safety : robbing people around campus happens every week.

    Advice to Management

    Please work to increase the quality not the quantity. Increasing the number of admissions is not something to be proud, when the safety and dorm buildings need attention


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