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Updated September 4, 2017
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Pros
  • good leadership, good work life balance, good salary (in 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits, comp time, and retirement (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • There is no succession planning or career path because many people are content to hang out and wait for retirement (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Research Area intermediate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits and great co workers

    Cons

    No maternity leave and can be strict depending on your department


  2. "They are good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good benefits , Christmas holidays for ten days

    Cons

    Funding problem, more campuses

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great benefits, especially if you're patient."

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    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.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Web Designer
    Current Employee - Web Designer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Reliable, stable, good benefits, positive work environment, great work/life balance

    Cons

    Not a lot of room to grow/move-up, not a lot of creative freedom


  5. "Outstanding group of experienced professionals."

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    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.


  6. "Research"

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    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


  7. "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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  9. "student associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    got alot of experience in the feild of work

    Cons

    dominantly men and older aged


  10. "DHFS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are Excellent I got to meet alto of great people

    Cons

    The manager that I worked for was too flaky


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