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University of Houston Reviews

Updated May 23, 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. "Petroleum Engineering Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineering Intern in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Petroleum Engineering Intern in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    its a good environment to work in. Allows for good work/life balance

    Cons

    As a teaching assistant we can work only 20hrs/week

    Advice to Management

    Allow more work hours with available student schedule


  2. "User Services Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  3. "Great school"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching and Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Teaching and Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had the chance to work with the college of technology research group. The team is professional and the job is very interesting and practical to the industry

    Cons

    They have the potential to hire more researcher and expand their research area more but i think they have not gotten enough fund resources.

    Advice to Management

    get more researcher invovled


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  5. "graduate student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructional Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Instructional Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Houston (Less than a year)

    Pros

    working at university is a great place.

    Cons

    You have to manage with your studies


  6. "Best work experience ever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructional Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Instructional Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Houston (More than a year)

    Pros

    Resourceful professors, best infrastructure. Amazing programs. Awesome Students.

    Cons

    none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. UH is powerhouse and doing the very right thing. Go coogs. Cheers.


  7. "Instructional Lab Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Professor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable and professional work environment. Excellent academic and research opportunities. Perfect location in a metro city with all commodities. Public university with state of art facilities

    Cons

    UH system has limited job promotion, also the salary structure is limited and sometimes does not is proportional to the job responsibilities

    Advice to Management

    Improve the institutional development and create a better performance evaluation system. A better definition of the job responsibilities as well as a close supervision


  8. "Honors College Student Services Office Worker Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Honors College Student Worker in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Honors College Student Worker in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked as a part-time worker during my time as a student at the UH Honors College. Not only was it an environment where I got to share my excitement about college to prospective students on a daily basis, but it also allowed me to engage with staff and professors on a more professional level when they needed assistance with basic secretarial duties or tasks. I made many phone calls, sent many emails and did a lot to help the image of the college, which was something I pride myself on. It was a great position to have as a first job to any student looking for something part-time on campus.

    Cons

    The environment was stressful and negative at times, and not much concern was shown for the low pay of the student workers. It was easy to feel disrespected at times by the advisors when they had "bad days." Dealing with attitudes while working is never fun. It was still a good experience overall, but the lack of consideration for the feelings of student workers was part of why I left.

    Advice to Management

    Have more check-ins with your student staff to make them feel empowered and prideful about the work they do. The Honors College is a great place to be in, but not when it's filled with negative attitudes. More optimism and appreciation for student workers would be awesome. But regardless, this place was great to me during the two years that I worked there.


  9. "Student Recruiter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, flexible schedule and understanding bosses. Since it's a job for students, they are understanding that coursework comes first.

    Cons

    No pay incentives and sometimes you can feel unappreciated by other staff members.


  10. "Research Lab Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible working schedule. Have full control of the lab management. It is relatively easy to keep a healthy work-live balance.

    Cons

    You are on your own for most of the time. Do not count on other colleagues to back you up for your jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Need to change the lazy and inefficient working style. The management does not care about the employees. Need to pay more attention on your employees.


  11. "Student worker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible for School schedule
    Hard work and dedication yu can get promoted
    Friendly and easy going environment.

    Cons

    Hard to get in if your not a student or enrolled in a degree
    Must have experience to get in or get referred
    Pay rate is low as a student worker


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