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University of Texas System Reviews

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. "2 years as a technical PeopleSoft Access Control Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PeopleSoft Access Control Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - PeopleSoft Access Control Analyst in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits but we have to work overtime and not get paid for it. We only get comp time

    Cons

    not so great pay and the outlook for raises does not seem likely

    Advice to Management

    make it pay better, communication needs to be better


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Good stable work environment in a mostly friendly environment

    Cons

    Not enough interaction among departments

  3. "I like working here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good RA stipend to live in Texas, great facilities in the lab

    Cons

    the fact that we dont have an undergrad program leads to full time in the lab, which could be tedious


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Nurturing, positive place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Texas System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    excellent medical benefits, vacation time, and education resources

    Cons

    low pay, difficult to be promoted


  5. "Nice environment to work in"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits are great, and gives great work life balance.

    Cons

    Some promotions to employees are not earned with experience but just out of popularity.


  6. "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).


  7. "Great overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work, you learn a lot

    Cons

    Small pay, no benefits (benefits more from school insurance itself)

  8. "It is OK."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    many job opportunities and houses are cheap

    Cons

    benefit is so so. not much to say


  9. "professor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good work environment with interesting people

    Cons

    no sabbaticals, some buildings need repair, some amenities lacking


  10. "Enjoyment Depends on the Team You Work With"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Texas System part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There's quite a bit of flexibility in the GA position. Depending on who you're working for you don't necessarily have to work in office. Great way to get to know faculty/researchers. Perfect way to build your CV and gain research skills/experiences. If you want to stay in academia there's no better way to get plugged into future opportunities.

    Cons

    Environment can often feel contentious and competitive - this can depend on the department you base out of. Not much support for those wishing to go into a corporate environment post graduation. Opportunities for advancement are limited - mainly a position used as a jumping off point.

    Advice to Management

    Could improve on the mentorship of GA's. Encouragement and support are extremely important in building confidence to do high level research.


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