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Updated September 17, 2017
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  • Low pay; and closed work environment (in 21 reviews)

  • There are no cons that I can think of (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Adjunct Norm"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Adjunct Professor in Denton, TX
    Current Contractor - Adjunct Professor in Denton, TX

    I have been working at University of North Texas as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pays well for each class. Supplies many resources. Mean Green pride.

    Cons

    Depending on the department, may only get 1 class or may get more than 5 per semester. Instability and stress from not knowing how many until right before school starts. Limited funds, but expected participation in extra curricular events. May share office/desk.

    Advice to Management

    Please do not hire more instructors when the ones you do have on hand have proven themselves and desire more work.


  2. "Grad student/Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Grad Student/Teaching Assistant in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Grad Student/Teaching Assistant in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Will work around your schedule, interesting job, decent benefits

    Cons

    Actual pay is less than they imply, hours outside of class can be erratic, administration can be capricious,

    Advice to Management

    When you say you're going to do something, follow through please.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Overworked and Under-appreciated"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of North Texas full-time

    Pros

    If you have a passion for teaching, it's a great place to teach interesting advanced courses.

    Cons

    The university overall provides very little support for adjuncts.

    Advice to Management

    Provide support to the adjuncts who teach a majority of your classes instead of watching them burnout.


  4. "Great place to work for flexible schedule"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of North Texas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of time off, decent people depending on the department, great for workers with families

    Cons

    pay is horrible, horrible people depending on the department, and hardly room for growth


  5. Helpful (2)

    "study abroad advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denton, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of North Texas full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great health care, kind co-worker, really engaged students

    Cons

    the management is not respectful of work life balance. I do think this is office specific

    not much room for growth


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Job security but many limitations"

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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 North Texas full-time

    Pros

    job security
    benefits and time off
    flexibility and work life balance
    positive environment

    Cons

    low pay
    long time staff are taken for granted
    zero opportunities for advancement for staff

    Advice to Management

    Employee development! So many staff members could do so much more, but no opportunities are available for advancement.


  7. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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

    I worked at University of North Texas part-time

    Pros

    Good organizational culture with high levels of communication between co-workers and superiors.

    Cons

    Lower pay than other universities, high work load

  8. Helpful (1)

    "study abroad advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of North Texas full-time

    Pros

    I enjoy working in a higher ed setting

    Cons

    very poor work life balance. little room to grow. low salary

    Advice to Management

    be more flexible with benefits and taking time off


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Bones. Room to Grow."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of North Texas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I loved working at UNT for the almost five years I was an employee. Sadly I worked in a office with a revolving door and constantly had to learn to work under new management. However, I don't blame the university for this, it was more of a departmental issue in my opinion. AND, in the end I can confidently state that I'm a flexible employee.

    Cons

    My issues were not with the university as a whole, but my department/office. Therefore, my overall complaint would be, feeling that the environment did not allow for me to get the help I needed. I spoke to both my supervisor, her supervisor and HR. Sadly, the issue played a contributing factor in my departure from a job I really enjoyed.

    Advice to Management

    I think that the self evaluations employees must do each year are silly. As a general statement we are more critical of ourselves than others. Therefore, if we submit our self evaluation first we have now made the waters muddy for our supervisor to perform an honest evaluation of his/her view of our performance. In place of self evaluations I think that employees should be required to evaluate their supervisors annually.... even part-time and student employees. I'm not sure how to make this an anonymous evaluation to ensure retaliation doesn't happen, but I think that there is a lot to learn, positive and negative, from a person's employees. If this were in place it may have aided in my situation, and I may still be a UNT employee.


  10. "Decent Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of North Texas full-time

    Pros

    Understanding of work schedules and great benefits

    Cons

    Outdated buildings
    Pay is less than average


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