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Updated September 20, 2017
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University of Utah President David W. Pershing, Ph.D.
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  • Low pay for my experience I have (in 35 reviews)

  • Unless you get a masters/are a professor, little room for advancement in student affairs (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Laser Operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Utah part-time

    Pros

    flexible hours, great boss, comfortable work environment

    Cons

    little/no room for professional growth as a student employee

    Advice to Management

    Keep Dr. Diego Fernandez as long as you can.


  2. "Director"

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

    Amazing Benefits
    Great Higher Ed Culture
    More Diversity than other sectors

    Cons

    Lots of Bureaucracy and Politics (backstabbing and power grabbing)
    Duplicated efforts and redundant processes
    Not enough diversity compared to our peer institutions

    Advice to Management

    Work on Diversity
    Promote within
    Streamline processes - don't just add jobs and positions

  3. "Undergraduate Research Assistant"

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

    I have been working at University of Utah part-time

    Pros

    It all depends on the lab you work in, but I get to be very involved, they pay much more than a minimum wage job, and you learn a ton. They sincerely care about helping you out.

    Cons

    Research can be frustrating, it definitely isn't for everyone.


  4. "Amazing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Utah full-time

    Pros

    The U is one of the greatest places to work for research.

    Cons

    Parking, especially during football games.


  5. "Occupational Health and Safety Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Utah full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, including health insurance, retirement, and paid time off

    Cons

    The compensation is low relative to others in this field working in non governmental intities


  6. "Academic Program Manager"

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

    I worked at University of Utah full-time

    Pros

    Great health benefits
    Great higher education opportunities

    Cons

    More politics at the University of Utah than in actual politics.
    Unless you get a masters/are a professor, little room for advancement in student affairs.


  7. "Test Proctor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Utah part-time

    Pros

    TRAX pass, employee appreciation day

    Cons

    Large campus, can be crowded

  8. "Analyst"

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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

    Pros

    Good environment and good people

    Cons

    No much to cons, good


  9. "Research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Utah full-time

    Pros

    Excellent atmosphere, allows for creativity, good opportunities for collaboration.

    Cons

    Few opportunities to advance career within organization.


  10. "Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Utah"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Utah full-time

    Pros

    Excellent Work Environment and Research Group.

    Cons

    Sometimes it become very hard to manage time, work and family.


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