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Updated April 21, 2017
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University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D.
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  1. "Great benefits, especially if you're patient."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a state agency so we have great insurance benefits. There's a great wellness program that is growing and getting stronger. You can actually retire with an annuity and insurance. This organization is full of really smart, hard-working people. The size of the organization allows for huge potential to affect change. In some departments telecommuting is allowed. The new chancellor is very interested in collaboration and is working hard to facilitate system-wide communication. Overall, the people really do care about each other. Most people do not work over time.

    Cons

    As a very established public employer, there are some antiquated systems and processes. There is less vacation than you might think for government work, and you can't take any time off until you've been employed at least 6 months. Building a career here can be difficult unless you play a really long game and wait for people to retire. There is no succession planning or career path because many people are content to hang out and wait for retirement. Pay can be on the lower side.

    Advice to Management

    Involve all levels of employees according to their interests and strengths. Communicate, communicate, communicate. Provide feedback throughout the year--not just at appraisal time. Allow employees some flexibility in their work environment. Be aware of your department's reputation as some departments are known as being better than others for employee satisfaction.


  2. "Outstanding group of experienced professionals."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Construction Inspector in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Construction Inspector in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Texas System full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great hours and working conditions, and benefits. Each team member is respected for their contribution, and is provided an amount of autonomy.

    Cons

    Work days follow university class schedule when active projects do not demand your time. Have to work some weekends, holidays, and after hour shifts.

    Advice to Management

    None, please continue to hire qualified and experienced professionals.


  3. "Research"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Researcher in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Researcher in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    good leadership, good work life balance, good salary

    Cons

    don't always promote from within; not gender-balanced


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  5. "Golf Club member services"

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    Current Employee - Member Services in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Member Services in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The Members and building relationships with certain ones. Free golf.

    Cons

    Poor communication, lack of career opportunities, Poor pay.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to opportunities, expand communication beyond VIP, be more outgoing.


  6. "Great work life balance, and friendly place for parents to work."

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    Former Employee - Summer Clerk in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Summer Clerk in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    UT System Office of General Counsel was a great place to work, with low stress, very manageable hours, and a super friendly work environment.

    Cons

    As part of the trade off for not having to work that much, you also don't get paid as much if you were with a firm.


  7. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Auditor in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Auditor in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits such as almost 2 weeks off for Christmas, great retirement plan

    Cons

    Difficult to collaborate with other department, usually it took several weeks to solve one minor problem. Everything is always delayed. Too many rules and procedure, however they are not efficiency

    Advice to Management

    Management should consider to review efficiency and should move to more realistic world


  8. "academic freedom"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructure in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Instructure in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Texas System full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    individual freedom, infrastructure, salary, opportunity

    Cons

    lack of support, aloofness, sterile

    Advice to Management

    be more receptive to noncomformists


  9. "Incredible learning and growing experience at a great university."

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    Former Employee - ITS in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - ITS in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Texas System part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great part-time work/life/school balance.
    Incredible bosses.

    Cons

    Demanding hours and not very many benefits

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  10. "Management that cares but the institution doesn't believe in raises"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    University of Texas at Austin is, generally speaking, a really good company to work for. The management, at least in my department, seem to genuinely care about their people. UT has an excellent comp time policy and they are really focused on the work/life balanced, possibly unrivaled. The paid time off is reasonable although I've had better. Scheduling vacation is generally pretty easy unless you are indispensable (a pro and a con, depending on your situation). Work is often interesting and challenging. There is room for promotion and growth for most, especially more junior developers.

    Cons

    They don't believe in pay raises. Annually you might get a merit bonus. Health, dental, and vision insurance available at a price is OK, coverage is OK not amazing. Vacation scheduling is a bit more strict if you are indispensable. They don't believe in pay raises (I've said this again on purpose). Possibly limited growth (promotion) potential for seasoned developers.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees enough to at least track cost of living.


  11. "work at U Texas system"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Texas System full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work with degree of freedom

    Cons

    Non competitive salary compare to other same size schools



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