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  1. "Not worth it because of terrible management."

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    Former Employee - Building Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Building Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Texas System part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a great place to make new friends. Because all of the part time employees are students, it's an easy way to meet new people that you wouldn't otherwise.

    Cons

    At least at Gregory gym, the management is terrible. Those who are responsible for the student staff are very incompetent, despite their years of experience. Unintelligent decisions leave student workers baffled and often don't even slightly consider worker moral. Even though RecSports operates through the work of students it functions like a corporation who doesn't care at all about it's employees.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that your employees are students and that is what comes first in their lives. Yes this is a job, but it is a PART TIME on-campus job. Don't have unrealistic expectations about when employees are able to work or come in for meetings when this job isn't their highest priority. Actually consider the implications of your management actions before you perform them (i.e. don't yell at workers on shift, don't make it blatantly obvious that you pick favorites, try to actually consider student schedules and constraints).


  2. "Horrible job"

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    Current Contractor - Systems Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Contractor - Systems Analyst in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Texas System as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    None at all to be precise

    Cons

    Long hours, Horrible boss, less pay

    Advice to Management

    Please provide training to senior officials.

  3. "Not a good place for young faculty"

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Odessa, TX
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Odessa, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefit is OK. The UT Direct system is convenient and friendly. I can still use it even I left for a year. That is good so I can still get my information updated and get my W2.

    Cons

    The school management don't care the development of the young faculty. The pay is low. There is not much raise.


  4. "below satisfactory research experience"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Arlington, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    research in some labs are great but done mostly by phd assistants, leaving students getting exposure to learning and focusing on research techniques rather than innovation

    Cons

    biomedical dept course structure is very bad, research opportunities are very few. you would be lucky if you stepped into a lab to research on a project.


  5. "great place, but few horrible administrators"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    great potential for growth
    great people
    good benefits
    good flexible hours
    fantastic students
    lots of space
    campus is getting nicer and nicer

    Cons

    few horrible administrators; otherwise great people


  6. "Might want to look elsewhere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are some very competent people working here but in general these people are not in leadership roles.

    Cons

    There is a lot money wasted by this organization for unnecessary high level employee 'perks' that is really sad considering we are cutting staff at lower levels.

    Advice to Management

    UT needs to stop their leadership's politcal arm wrestling and and start focusing on more worthwhile objectives such as research, patient care and retention of good employees.


  7. "It used to be a pretty good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    decent benefits, good amount of time off, nice to work in an academic environment and be part of something bigger than yourself.

    Cons

    It is a very silo-ed organization. Seems like the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing. There are pockets of very inept management and they seem to skate along under the radar and create a hostile and uncomfortable work environment. In certain positions and departments there is not any room for upward movement in positions. They hand pick those people they feel have potential and provide them with a few resources to better themselves but most people are left to fend for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Try to create a better work environment. Look at management and weed out those who are not benefiting the organization. Ideas of Texas is a good start but I don't see much action happening to fix the things employees have pointed out.

  8. "State Employee Syndrome runs rampant with middle management."

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    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Austin, TX
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Casual atmosphere
    Great location
    The job itself is very satisfying
    Can be very creative and inspiring

    Cons

    Horrible pay-far below average, no living wage increases, etc (but the football coach gets $5 mil)
    Long hours
    Incompetent and absent management
    Antiquated processes
    Very unorganized throughout the whole organization
    It's impossible to get fired so there are a lot of people that barely do their job
    Efficiency is not a concern with any department
    Everything moves very, very slow
    Very challenging to move up because middle management will never leave their positions because they can get away with doing NOTHING
    Too many politics
    The faculty are impossible to work with, especially if they have tenure

    Advice to Management

    There really needs to be a complete overhaul to the culture of the organization and management needs to step it up and start managing. Maybe if they just showed up to work once in awhile, they might know what is actually going on.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Worst job i've ever had!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Never worked a minute after 5:00pm.

    Cons

    Worst job i've ever had! This place is a breeding ground for mediocrity. If you're poor at your job, you should work here. You'll never get fired and management is fine with the mediocrity.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house! Good lord! Hire some people who actually care about the organization and want to make it better. There is never an excuse for organization-wide mediocrity.


  10. "Consider your options carefully before accepting a position at UTD."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits (other than salary) are good. Most other employees are good to work with. It is generally relatively easy to get time off when needed. UTD has an excellent reputation in the academic community. UTD is currently trying to earn Tier 1 status so if you are seeking a research faculty position, this would probably be an ideal time to work at UTD, since the departments with research initiatives are currently receiving the best overall support (not to mention the majority of the funding).

    Cons

    Little or no opportunity for advancement, at least in staff positions. Staff are grossly underpaid. Staff members with 15-30 years of professional experience beyond graduate school are earning the same, or less, than new hires with 1-2 years' experience - and this is true across the board (not isolated to a specific department). As is true of all work environments, every department has its share of extremes: those who work very hard, go way beyond what is required, and put in extra effort and long hours; those on the opposite end who do little or none of their assigned work and are continually allowed to slack off; and many people in-between. The management in many departments suffers from the Peter Principle.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to trying new ways of working. Be willing to consider purchasing tools that have the potential to radically enhance workplace efficiencies and improve interdepartmental communication. Change can be a good thing. If the staff under you repeatedly assert that their required work methods are inefficient and outdated, then there is probably at least an element of truth in their claims.


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