Generally, positive and stimulating academic envirnment. Great location.
Graduate Program Coordinator (Former Employee) – Boulder, CO – October 8, 2017
Everything depends on your immediate supervisor. Working with peers is usually easy. As a staff member, I did not have any room for career advancement, so it became a dead end. Salaries are mediocre, as always in the academic world. PERA is a great thing but health insurance is expensive, unless you choose the high deductible option. Very limited vacation and sick days.
For somebody with an academic background, it is not difficult to adjust and work at CU-Boulder. But if you a person of color, think twice because the university's claim to be a proponent of diversity is false. People of color feel uncomfortable here, although there is no visible discrimination.
In the humanities (my field), faculty and students are not the best in the world. Most students come to Boulder to ski and snowboard, not to study. CU-Boulder used to be the No. 1 Party School in the U.S., now it's a little lower on the list, but the party culture remains.
Stimulating academic environment.
Internal politics spoil everything.