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Updated February 22, 2017
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University of Utah President David W. Pershing, Ph.D.
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  • Low pay for part-time employees (in 27 reviews)

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

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  1. "Biostatistician II"

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    Former Employee - Bio Statistician II in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Bio Statistician II in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    excellent collaborating environment, great benefits

    Cons

    Salt Lake City is a boring place


  2. "Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Utah in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Utah in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    good benefits, good location, unique higher ed culture

    Cons

    very low pay, low chance of getting a promotion, office politics

    Advice to Management

    keep politics out of the office


  3. "Low pay for high expectations"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Administrative in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Half tuition, decent health plan, beautiful campus

    Cons

    There is NO room for growth. Stayed in same position for 8 years and never had an opportunity to advance and barely made enough money to live. "Management", however, makes well over six figures and constantly denies raises for us little people.

    Extremely political and unprofessional environment. Once spent 10 minutes in staff meeting discussing black lives matter and how evil cops are, and was strongly pressured to hang signs on my office door saying I supported undocumented students. But paid maternity leave? Out of the question.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more. We know how much you make, and it's sickening that you deny a 50 cent raise while you sit on 300k/year


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  5. "Conference services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexible hours, nice people, good pay.

    Cons

    there is no major negatives


  6. Helpful (1)

    "I didn't leave happy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, most coworkers were nice, and my cubicle wasn't small.

    Cons

    Poor Environment:
    Noticed constant low-key racism and sexism from several coworkers, but all reports about it went ignored. Was told "thank you for telling us" and then never heard anything about it ever again.

    No Parking:
    Even if you can pony up the unreasonable cost of a parking pass, you probably still won't be able to find parking because the University oversells their parking passes.

    Terrible HR:
    My department's HR really didn't know how to do their job, and had a marked tendency to avoid e-mails if they deemed the topic of discussion "too stressful."

    Poor Management:
    Basically no direction from management at any level. First three months of employment were spent walking on eggshells, trying to learn how to do the job I had been hired for. Requests for clarification and assistance were often ignored, but my three (3) bosses were more than willing to jump down my throat about any mistakes I'd made.

    No Advancement
    Basically impossible to advance due to an entrenched management team. If you were hoping for any kind of raise or promotion based on your performance and skills: Don't. You'd better get used to your pay grade, because it's not changing.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making important decisions based on cost alone. Your employees are still human beings.


  7. "Staff Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Utah part-time

    Pros

    Beautiful place and city to work

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  8. "Accounting Clerk at the Bookstore"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a really nice working environment and friendly co-workers. If you are a student employee at the Bookstore, you can get benefit on renting textbooks!

    Cons

    They don't pay much on student part-timer. Maybe it's just me, they required me to work more hours, but I have school work and the schedule didn't match their requirement. Therefore, I was only doing paper work for more than 10 months.


  9. "Nice helping students"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Utah part-time

    Pros

    Helping students is a rewarding experience. Being part of the U. Nice campus

    Cons

    It can be a little disorganized at times


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Utah part-time

    Pros

    Not a very difficult job.

    Cons

    Nothing really, just the students


  11. "Excellent place to work...but no parking"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate
    Former Employee - Research Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to work. People are friendly and professional.

    Cons

    Parking is an issue. Even with a parking pass you are not guaranteed a parking spot.

    Advice to Management

    Promote working remote options.



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