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Updated February 16, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Welcoming campus community/low wages"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Greeley, CO
    Current Employee - Director in Greeley, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at University of Northern Colorado (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Small campus community feels like family. Great opportunities for entry level professionals. Tuition waivers for spouses and dependents.

    Cons

    Pay is low to comparable jobs at other local universities. Talented professionals leave to fill roles at other Universities for more pay and less responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    Shoot for a more competitive wage scale so that we stop losing talented professionals to other universities.


  2. "Graduate students have no voice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at University of Northern Colorado part-time

    Pros

    UNC has some nice people to work with

    Cons

    Graduate students have no voice and are indentured servants at this institution.


  3. "Don't get squeezed - Holmes Dining Hall"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Employee -Dish Lead in Greeley, CO
    Former Employee - Student Employee -Dish Lead in Greeley, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    -Cheap food (2$ a shift meal)
    -Access to fresh fruits and vegetables
    -Flexible hours
    -Small perks
    -Internal promotions
    -Attentive lower & middle management

    The management, despite wanting to squeeze you for every hour of labor you have in your body, will work with your academic schedule. If you don't come back to school, you can't be employed there. Most student supervisors are promoted from within and will have your back when it comes to dealing with senior management or customers being jerks.

    Cons

    -They could just as easily feed the employees for free
    -Only being payed on the 1st and 15th of the month
    -Severely unmotivated, deliberately negligent coworkers
    -Upper management recommendations run contrary to safety and/or customer satisfaction
    - No breaks

    Given their payment structure and the mercurial nature of the finance office, you may randomly not be paid. This means you may go as long as 4 weeks without a check. No breaks on shift means that you will be tired, and that if you work there for more than a year, you will probably end up being a burnout employee who will ride the enthusiasm of the new employees as an excuse to not do your job. I only worked there about 4 months and towards the end of it didn't want to be there anymore and held a number of my coworkers in contempt. I should also mention that I sort of got promoted against my will. Moved from regular employee to dish lead which means more responsibilities and having to wrangle cats in a frequently understaffed dishroom at no additional pay.

    Advice to Management

    Weekly pay, going 4 weeks without pay due to 1 error meant that outside of my shifts I was literally eating ramen to survive. Perform regular maintenance on the dish equipment, it is poorly maintained, malfunctions all the time, and someone is going to get hurt. Give staff breaks! There wouldn't be nearly as many burnouts if your management style didn't waste the talents of otherwise motivated and competent employees.


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  5. "great students"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Enjoyed teaching students who were excited about their classes.

    Cons

    no cons to list at this time


  6. "University of Northern Colorado"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greeley, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greeley, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Northern Colorado part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked in a variety of work study positions at UNC. They were very flexible with students and the supervisors were very helpful.

    Cons

    The only downside I faced when working at UNC was that I felt micromanaged. Other than that I had a great experience.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Just try to give us a little freedom to do our work in the way we see fit.


  7. "Intramural Sports"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Intramural Sports Supervisor in Greeley, CO
    Former Employee - Former Intramural Sports Supervisor in Greeley, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of fun, good relationship with co-workers and other Rec staff.

    Cons

    Higher-ups always have their favorites.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Holmes Dining-hall Grunt"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dining Services Grunt in Greeley, CO
    Former Employee - Dining Services Grunt in Greeley, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Northern Colorado part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Dishroom involves low interaction with cranky customers and encourages comradery with other employees. Freedom of expression encouraged, almost to a fault. Good demographics and low bias toward any sub-group. School breaks are given off, so traveling or going home is easy.

    Cons

    Customers will complain about everything, and then think that as a grunt employee, I can change a bureaucratic government organization for their whim. Morale among employees is low, pay is minimum, and turnover is incredible. I rarely bother learning someone's name until after they have worked there for a month. Some employees are barely function in their assigned roles and should be let go to relieve pressure on those who try to work hard.

    Advice to Management

    Boost moral, give employees more choices (pick work stations, vote on activities, etc.). Try to let us do our job without always butting in to have "coaching moments," unless they are absolutely necessary.


  9. "instructor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor in Greeley, CO
    Current Employee - Instructor in Greeley, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Northern Colorado full-time

    Pros

    competent faculty, helpful, considerate, friendly, empathetic, feeling of having a future there, feeling connected and involved, love, love, love...

    Cons

    I can't think of anything other than the pay, but this is not too important to me since they have great benefits

    Advice to Management

    Keep on Trucking


  10. "Student Nurse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Northern Colorado full-time

    Pros

    - I feel as though classes and simulation prepare me for clinical

    Cons

    - A lot of busy work that comes along with being a nursing student!


  11. "Student Position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Northern Colorado part-time

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule and and wonderful facilities.

    Cons

    The pay wasn't the best.



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