Director of Music Technolog (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – November 30, 2015
Teaching in incredibly rewarding, however, the institution could take better care of it's non tenure track instructors. The benefits were great, but the compensation is anemic at best. There was also little room for growth and little support for the discipline I am involved with. After 6 years of spinning my wheels, it was time to move on.
Peers, student interaction, health benefits
Poor compensation, little support, no room for growth, no campus life
Program Coordinator (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – October 6, 2015
Very low pay, and almost no work life balance. High positions pay extremely low when compared to other institutions. The health insurance is really good, and two weeks off for the holiday season in most departments. Good time off accrual as well.
Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – July 2, 2015
UTSA is a very nice place to work, it is not stressful but quite challenging. i work with students which is quite challenging, different student, different approach. the professors are eager to put me through.
Campus Recreation Receptionist (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – February 23, 2015
It was great. Lots of fun people to work with. I enjoyed my time there, but was also ready to move on. I would typically do a lot of paperwork...my job was a desk job but there are several other opportunities as well.
Sports Announcer (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – February 10, 2015
Covering a UTSA athletic event, including football, basketball, volleyball and softball in a dream job. The athletic department is first-rate and goes out of its way to make your responsibilities as light as possible. The most enjoyable part of the job, aside of broadcasting the games, is the camaraderie fostered with my co-workers.
Graduate Research Assistant- Economics Department (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – May 14, 2014
The typical work for this position is to do budget planning, forecasting, cash-flow modeling, carried interest/waterfall calculations, IRR and cap-rate analyses, etc. I can learn a lot from the professors whom I was working for. The hardest part is that I have to do multiple tasks at same time since I worked for three professors. But it is also the most enjoyable part after all works being done.
Project Manager (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – April 24, 2014
Staff positions are highly sought after & difficult to get especially without internal connections; "who you know" is unfortunately a critical factor. Once "in" most employees are lifers & for good reason: great work environment & benefits in a highly stable workplace. However, for those same reasons, advancement is highly unlikely.
Referee (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – February 13, 2014
I was trained to referee Intramural sports at the Recreation Center for the University of Texas at San Antonio. I refereed softball, volleyball, and dodge ball. These games were meant to be noncompetitive but that was never the case, many of these participants were very competitive and argued every call. With that said I learned to stick with my calls and not second guess myself. While working as a referee I was encouraged to participate in the sports being played. During work, my teams would be scheduled to play so work consisted of both working and playing.
Great part-time job to have while working on undergraduate studies
Call Center Supervisor (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – October 19, 2013
A typical shift lasted 3.5 hours on evenings Monday through Thursday and was filled with hard work bringing in donations for the university. As a caller I learned how to sell the product to the customers (product being donations and customers being UTSA alumni). As a supervisor I learned coaching and strategies for success to give to the callers, among other things. Management was always very flexible since workers in the call center were all students, supervisors included, but they did have expectations that we all were required to meet and did a great job expressing the expectations. Co-workers were always very pleasant. The hardest part of the job for many is meeting and improving upon the weekly statistics goals we would set for the callers, but it simultaneously was the most enjoyable part when you did meet those goals because it gives a sense of accomplishment and pride in the job.