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Updated May 25, 2017
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University of Utah President David W. Pershing, Ph.D.
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  • Low pay, like most publicly funded organizations (in 32 reviews)

  • Limited room for advancement students are stuck in positions without any room to move forward (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Every Department is Different"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Program Coordinator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Administrative Program Coordinator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive pay and promotion potential.

    Cons

    Most departments, schools, colleges and centers have their own ways of doing things. The campus as a whole is not cohesive.

    Advice to Management

    Require faculty to take management basic training.


  2. "Biostatistician Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Bio Statistician in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Bio Statistician in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overall, I was satisfied with the benefits (with the exception of how long it took to get COBRA coverage). More importantly, I worked with exceptional and competent people.

    Cons

    I wasn't allowed to work remotely, which was a huge disadvantage for me because I had a two hour commute (one way) on public transportation every day. I also was disappointed by how long it took to get COBRA coverage after my employment ended, which was especially frustrating because I was pregnant and needed health insurance.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider allowing more remote work options, especially for those of us who live far away. Most of the work I did could be done remotely on my own.


  3. "Well-run university"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Utah full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Mostly well-managed; faculty mostly get along with each other

    Cons

    Benefits department isn't particularly well-run


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  5. "U of U is a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, lots of opportunities, diverse

    Cons

    The culture is really focused on who has the most degrees, what your education is. Some egos are just too big.


  6. "Undergrad research"

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the time you're already on campus and so you lose almost no time getting to and from class.

    Cons

    The pay leaves something to be desired; however undergrad research is not something done for the money so much as it is done for the experience.


  7. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Athletic Support Staff Assistant Director in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Athletic Support Staff Assistant Director in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Utah full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, health and retirement. Good work/life balance encouraged. Its fun to be involved in a community always looking to innovate

    Cons

    Hard to grow your salary and career. Takes a long time to move up since people aren't leaving.


  8. "RN"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse in South Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Affordable insurance benefits with great coverage.

    Cons

    Poor pay. Not many opportunities for advancement.


  9. "Grad Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Great Location, most faculty are young and friendly

    Cons

    Some faculty extend timelines for graduation


  10. "Marriott Library Aide - Library Security"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Library Aide in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Library Aide in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This position is quite flexible - perfect for a full time student/part time worker. Good mix of sitting and physical activity, but nothing too strenuous.

    Cons

    Some pressure to work late hours, during the ends of semesters.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  11. "Clinical Research Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and great mentorship, great stepping stone for future careers in the health industry

    Cons

    Long work hours depending on study procedures


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