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Updated April 28, 2017
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  • Very Low pay compared to most other similar jobs available (in 19 reviews)

  • There are no cons that I can think of (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Omaha, NE

    I worked at University of North Texas (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Warm weather. Close to Dallas- Fort Worth Metro

    Cons

    Some staff at Physics department quite unprofessional and rude.


  2. "Business Support Services student worker"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Denton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of North Texas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    nice co-workers but bad management
    working for my university

    Cons

    the business support services management is awful. I feel really sorry for the employees here. upper management backstabs them, talks bad about them, disrespects them, calls them names behind their backs (like calls them stupid or morons or dumb government workers), makes fun of them in public, its horrible

    Advice to Management

    just because people need a job does not give you the right to treat them like slaves


  3. "Director EHS"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director Environmental Management & Radiation Safety Officer in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Director Environmental Management & Radiation Safety Officer in Denton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work load greatly reduced as Risk Management takes over EHS work

    Cons

    EHS not being done by professionals trained for that work.

    Advice to Management

    Reinstate EHS as a separate entity from Risk Management


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    "NamUs: Social and political forces at play"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Administrator in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Regional Administrator in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at University of North Texas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Independent investigations for missing persons. UNT HSC supplied resources to followup with law enforcement nationwide to track down and ID missing persons living or deceased

    Cons

    Highly political. Rank comprised of vanity titles. Managers had no leadership training nor experience in field investigations. Vague unwritten policy and sub cultures conflicted with established policy and guidelines. It was a salesman type environment more than investigations into cold cases. At times budgetary constrains, dead lines, and performance markers short falls trickled down to subordinates. Examples were made upon those that had differing opinions of the direction management should take the organization. Intensity of sub groups and bad behaviors is destructive to team effort needed to succeed. Its driven more by social and politic forces than the inspiration that should be created by a talented management team.

    Advice to Management

    Divestiture measures should implemented to address upper managers possessing vanity titles without any field investigation training or experience. And to those without proven track records of leadership skill-set used to improve employee and corporate environments by decreasing employee conflict.


  6. "DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Fellow in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Teaching Fellow in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of North Texas (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most of the professors you work with are great, but the fellowship pay is terrible and the benefits are non existent.

    Cons

    The fellowship pay is awful and there are no stipends or other benefits unless you become one of the "favored" students who receive the majority of the grants.


  7. "Legal Secretary, Office of General Counsel"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Lewisville, TX
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Lewisville, TX

    I worked at University of North Texas as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Highly professional and congenial attorneys, pleasant working environment at a prestigious educational institution.

    Cons

    I did not enjoy working with one person who has problems in her personal working relationships. When under pressure she became so stressed that she made herself ill. She also had a mean streak. Instead of having an interesting and productive work experience, I came to dread coming to work.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware that this person's cheery facade is false; without professional help she will have a breakdown.


  8. "Good Job"

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    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good people
    Works with your school schedule

    Cons

    Everyone is really bias and everyone who eventually leaves knows it

    Advice to Management

    Be objective


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Teaching and Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Teaching and Research Assistant in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Teaching and Research Assistant in Denton, TX

    I worked at University of North Texas (More than a year)

    Pros

    New research opportunities and academic working experience.

    Cons

    People don't have industrial or engineering experience, and they are limited to what they have in their labs or written in the books but not open to industry and the significance of current industrial R & Ds subjects and projects! Also the environment their is very political and competition may reach to the unfair level instead of cooperation and teamwork to reach common objectives. The department is run by a group of Asian nationalities (Chinese and Indians) that are corrupt and want to dominate the field of Engineering and technology on others backs! And very sadly, the dean of college and the school management don't care as long as "money" is being generated by fake papers, proposals and projects after using and stealing students' efforts and ideas and projects. Professors don't care about teaching students as much as they care about their individual achievements after a non-real research or proposal! They care about publishing more papers that are theoretical, imagery and unrealizable to get promoted, but they don't spend efforts in their main duty, teaching and eructation. In other words, the bottom line is I saw people who appear to be scholars but missed the point of learning, science and education by converting into being superficial, materialistic and care about quantity rather than quality! If this is the way in academia, then we are absolutely living in a very sad age and world!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "System Administration at UNT System (ITSS) – your mileage may vary"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator II in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator II in Denton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some individual teams are true diamonds in the rough with sharp folks that want to improve things throughout the organization.

    Most employees get their own office.

    If you know what you're doing (technically speaking), you can influence change and you can use whatever tools you think are best.

    Depends on the team, but generally speaking, the organization does not move anywhere near a break-neck speed. It's very slow and relaxed (some might say lazy).

    Cons

    There are way too many things that need to be improved, and the ship is so slow to turn, that the organization is more likely to attrit valuable employees than it is to adopt actual, positive change.

    Clueless mid-management making dangerous decisions instead of depending on their technical folks to supply the details.

    Lots of technical debt.

    Pay is not competitive and options for advancement are extremely limited. Play the politics game and be prepared to wait a long time if that's something you're looking for.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your worker bees. Remove barriers. Help make things not stupid.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - UNT Dining Services Cashier in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - UNT Dining Services Cashier in Denton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    this was particularily an easy job, but after the main chef/manager tore her ACL she was on leave for the second half of the semester that i was working. SO they brought in a temp manager who was cracy

    Cons

    the temp manager was completely disrespecty to all of the workers and to students that came in to eat at the cafe

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire people with potty mouths


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