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Updated July 17, 2018
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University of Utah President David W. Pershing, Ph.D.
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  • "Overall, low pay and compensation" (in 40 reviews)

  • "As a graduate student there is really no power to make positive changes in the university environment" (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Teaching staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Utah part-time

    Pros

    Great location with beautiful campus. Intellectual community with great people. As one would expect from a university, collaborative work, discussions, and different opinions in a tolerant and supportive environment.

    Cons

    Could have more professional development but that would be department specific.


  2. "Intern position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Utah part-time

    Pros

    Good for Research and opportunities

    Cons

    Not many companies in salt lake

  3. "research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    outdoor activity, nice campus environment, cheap

    Cons

    not a very well-known university and very poor connection to industry


  4. "Receptionist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Utah part-time

    Pros

    Great student benefits. Flexible working time.

    Cons

    Payment at the lowest


  5. "Flexibility"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    flexible scheduling is great for post grads

    Cons

    Kronos system to clock in can be cumbersome to use.


  6. "Part-time staff position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Utah part-time

    Pros

    Great people and work-life balance as a p/t staff member.

    Cons

    Parking is really hard to find.


  7. "Graduate student at the U"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Utah full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Collaborative environment between different departments
    - All the facilities you would need as a researcher are available across the campus
    - Beautiful campus
    - Convenient public transportation

    Cons

    - Some building are really old
    - Constant construction on campus

  8. "Research Assistant"

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

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere and amazing opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    The only con is some people can tend to be standoffish.


  9. "Good benefits, supportive environment"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Salt Lake City, UT
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A very equitable organization with lots of diverse leaders. They invest well in their employees and encourage personal, academic, and professional growth.

    Cons

    Difficult to change pay grade without leaving current position/division.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more tracks for advancement so employees don't need to leave the organization to find pay reflective of their growing skills and abilities.


  10. "Excellent working environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Utah full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work environment. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Stressful environment. Some difficult days but worth it overall.


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