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Updated April 24, 2019
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  • "Staff positions are underpaid, as they expect you to take the tuition benefit" (in 2 reviews)

  • "The benefits only apply to full-time employees" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Really enjoyed it"

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant
    Former Employee - Office Assistant
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a work study position and it was fun.

    Cons

    Lots of activity, some office drama, some rude students.


  2. "Great environment for a balance of teaching and research"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor

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

    Pros

    Research and teaching are honestly valued at equal levels

    Cons

    The advantage of having both teaching and research balanced can make it challenging to apply for grants (between an R1 and PUI is a challenge to get across to reviewers)

  3. "Review"

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

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

    Pros

    Supportive environment
    Planning for the future

    Cons

    Salary was pretty low compared to others.


  4. "School of Art, Design, and Art History"

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    Current Employee - Clerical Assistant in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Clerical Assistant in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Tulsa part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Welcoming atmosphere. Supportive staff. Great art.

    Cons

    Not much day-to-day structure in position.


  5. "Worst job in my entire life"

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    Former Employee - Housekeeping in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Housekeeping in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Tulsa full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Would have paid my child's tuition for school if the work environment would not have been not simply toxic, but criminal.

    Cons

    Nearly the entire housekeeping and maintenance dept is run by people who protect their territory, act like junior mafia with intimidation practices, and must doing something illegal to act in this way. They spend all their time not working, doing a terrible job, and then then excusing themselves with complaints of being short handed (when they actually come to work-- some of them clock in for each other on a non-monitored clock so they can take a couple of days a week off every week.) They have full access to a fleet of commercial white vans which they drive around all day doing who knows what. There appears to be no accountability on the drive miles. The "Leads" are the fox guarding the henhouse so again no accountability on work actually being done. They don't care about the multi-million dollar buildings. They do NOT care about the students and will do petty things like lock the students' kitchens to punish them for something that didn't get cleaned. Because then they have to actually clean something. When it was clear that I was different and had a work ethic I was shunned (given the silent treatment) and even intimidated by being corned in small dark closets by 4 male maintenance guys. On 4 occasions on the same day and even followed in my car, a couple of times chased around my neighborhood at high speed. My husband had to come out of the house with a shotgun to make them leave. I called the police who suggested I quit. My boss would not even reply to my text. Unprofessional does not describe the dept. Criminal is the only word that does. But what can you do. TU has trained an army of lawyers and judges that would prevent any investigation or lawsuit from succeeding. All this and minimum wage too.

    Advice to Management

    Bob Shipley et al either hire criminals or are criminals. It is not for me to figure that out. It would take a stealthy investigation to determine whether the employees are just fanatical about protecting their laziness club or if they have more to cover. I don't know anything about the President (CEO) but it is clear he is unaware about these lower level employees wrecking this institution.


  6. "Good and easy place to work"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Tulsa part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Faculties are so nice. And working hrs. are flexible.

    Cons

    I have to finish 360 hrs per semester no matter when I start to work.


  7. "Could be better with some work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Tulsa full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working with students and co-workers

    Cons

    Health benefits would go up but no raises!

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying to be an Ivy League school and just be a great University.

  8. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Desk Assistant in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Desk Assistant in Tulsa, OK
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, great place to work

    Cons

    None that i can think of


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great growth opportunity, great coworkers!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity for personal growth! Ability to learn so much so quickly. Most employees love the work they do and enjoy helping students both with school, living & dinging, and even personal or home concerns. They usually hire incredible employees, so you can feel assured that most of your coworkers are great to work with! Their employees are often very caring and willing to lend a hand. Employees would go to the Moon and back for most of their coworkers and customers.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to grow within organization. Not everyone, but many individuals upset because they enjoy their work, but feel fatigued, unappreciated, unmotivated, and burnt out after just one year.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to hire great employees who truly care. However, please be sure to show that you appreciate your employees. Don't allow your great employees to get burnt out, or they'll want to leave. Many people truly love the work they do for Housing & Dining, but don't enjoy the job. Maintaining and keeping great talent is key to the success of any company.


  10. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Tulsa part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and amazing facilities. Perfect to learn and do research on multi-phase flow.

    Cons

    I was a student, teaching assistant and research assistant making it hard to manage personal time