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Updated December 6, 2018
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  1. "Fieldhouse Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Utah part-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers and friendly students

    Cons

    The pay was not good. You can barely pay for most necessities


  2. "Undergraduate Research Assistant University of Utah"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Utah full-time

    Pros

    Gained knowledge and experience during research

    Cons

    none that i can think of

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great environment, good people to work with

    Cons

    Air quality in the winter is horrible

    Advice to Management

    Making incentives for alternative commute options, reducing traffic and parking issues around the university


  4. "Psychiatric Technician (Graveyard)"

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

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

    Pros

    - Awesome benefits
    - Mostly supportive work environment
    - Access to quality resources
    - Access to on-site gym
    - Wonderful outdoor setting
    - Plenty of opportunities to learn more about psychiatric health
    - Management is pretty good about checking in on employees through the shifts

    Cons

    - The standard for being employed as a P. Tech is not where I feel it needs to be. At least require that the technicians either have a bachelors degree, or have several years experience to make up for it. This is not a place for inexperienced employees, IMO.
    - The hourly pay is a little below what I expect it to be
    - Working here as a P. Tech sometimes feels like you are just doing your time and clocking out, rather than actually working towards bettering the institution
    - There definitely seemed to be some animosity in the air between co-workers
    - I sometimes felt like I couldn't trust other workers to confront me about issues they were having with my performance before gossiping to the managers about it
    - Managers, nurses, p. techs always being hired and leaving, which makes it a bit more difficult to create a steady atmosphere
    - Hardly any medical training is provided to technicians, and yet are expected to handle somewhat minor medical issues at times
    - There are no designated medical assistants in the psychiatric hospital, which I feel is a major mistake. Even psychiatric patients have medical issues, at times, and there is often only one or two nurses available at a time for a unit of 15+
    - P. Techs are expected to handle aggressive/hostile patients, and are only provided one day of training a year in defensive/take down tactics
    - The atmosphere felt very unwelcoming to new employees, at times, with a lot of employees holding a "don't trust you until I get to know you" type of attitude
    - There is no real room for advancement as a P. Tech without extra schooling, which, to be fair, makes sense in this industry

    Advice to Management

    - Try to encourage more teamwork among employees through team-building exercises, rather than accepting that some employees are just forever more qualified than others
    - Offer more incentives for employees to earn pay raises
    - Try to make the workplace for inclusive, or more inviting, so that more p. techs feel proud to work at UNI, rather than just accepting it as a "get-in-and-get-out sort of job". This can be done in several ways, but I would recommend starting by raising the standards to become a psychiatric technician, so that P. techs can feel like their position is a bit more privileged than its portrayed to be
    - Provide more training related to medical care and defensive tactics, or show less expectancy for P. techs to handle those sort of things.
    - Hire medical assistants


  5. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    As a student there are variety of courses to take and so many opportunities to improve your career.

    Cons

    There are some racist professors in math department. Try to stay away from them. I think they don't like international ones.


  6. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Faculty is great; students are great too

    Cons

    Too much business oriented; no care for humanities, which is shown in the pay.

    Advice to Management

    Start appreciating humanities, because business and profit above all is destroying the planet


  7. "Research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Utah part-time

    Pros

    Good environment to work in

    Cons

    I didn't find any cons

  8. "Computer Operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule allowing to combine work and school schedules.

    Cons

    No cons. Great place to be while you are a student.


  9. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Utah part-time

    Pros

    great experience, friendly environment, nice, beautiful,

    Cons

    pay, lack of diversity, favoritism at times


  10. "Health Unit Coordinator/Health Care Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Utah full-time

    Pros

    The U has amazing health insurance. It's also a great teaching hospital.

    Cons

    The parking at the U is terrible. It's not cheap either.