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University of Northern Colorado Reviews

Updated July 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people to work with, flexible timings, understanding supervisor willing to work with you (in 6 reviews)

  • UNC has some nice people to work with (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Your graduate students will barely survive (in 2 reviews)

  • Poor management of money in the school in general (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "UNC good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement. Good hours. Good environment

    Cons

    Not many raises. Not many chances for advancement


  2. "State School"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dependent tuition is free (they pay for fees)
    9 credit hours free tuition each academic year
    Very reasonable dining plan at dining halls for employees
    Very reasonable rec center membership

    Cons

    Raises are not merit based.

  3. "Great Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Northern Colorado part-time

    Pros

    The staff are diverse and extremely kind; everyone is student-focused, which is hugely important at a University (you'd be surprised how many universities are NOT student focused). UNC also does a lot to make sure that staff are appreciated and comfortable.

    Cons

    Communication between departments, particularly between IT and other departments, has a tendency to be a bit unreliable and inefficient.


  4. "Hall Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people. The Culture. The passion for the work

    Cons

    Management. Chairman Monfort has no Idea what an institution of higher education needs to run properly.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the amazing, highly intelligent people you have at the University and many if not all of the problems there would go away. So many decisions were just handed down without asking for any input or look for any repercussions


  5. "Student Employee at UNC"

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    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Greeley, CO
    Current Employee - Student Ambassador in Greeley, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A sincere work environment that creates a lot of positive energy.

    Cons

    Of course, it can be difficult to meet new faces every day but that is something that you have to be prepared for on a daily basis.


  6. "University Tutor"

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

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

    Pros

    Helped me with my own studies. Engaged with students and professors more frequently. Schedule is set by you and is completely flexible.

    Cons

    Sometimes students would come unprepared or without notes or their textbook and there was not much for me to help with.


  7. "Review for Classified staff position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greeley, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greeley, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Northern Colorado full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best part about being a full-time employee here is you can take 9 credits a year free. You can work with your supervisor on when you can take classes (on your own time). You can therefore earn a degree while working, or just take classes for personal/professional development.

    I also love that you can buy affordable membership to the very good Campus Recreation Center.

    Cons

    The only downside I can think of is your salary and benefits are not negotiable. It is all based on the Colorado legislature each year.

  8. "Personal Trainer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    You make your own hours

    Cons

    There are no cons working here


  9. "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.


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

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    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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