Poor Pay, Advancement Opportunities, and Management
Animal Care Technician (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – November 19, 2013
My supervisor was unreliable, dishonest, and manipulative. The work was very demanding, and the pay was horrible. One could only advance if someone left a position at a higher level, which is very demotivating. It facilitates an environment of distrust and competition between coworkers.
There is no additional incentive for having advanced AALAS certification.
The facilities are nice, and the animals are well cared for. PI's and Research Assistants are kind and appreciative.
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Boulder, CO – September 24, 2017
I love this company and I'm only seeking a part-time job because I missed working with the special need population.So i hope that I will be able to find a company that will work with my current schedule at CU.
Graduate Seminar (SOCY 7034) (Former Employee) – Boulder, CO – September 18, 2017
This was not really a job, it was merely experience in the field that would not fit anywhere else on the application as it was relevant experience. This is merely just my participation and completion of a graduate level class.
Physics Laboratory Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Boulder, CO – September 7, 2017
The Physics Department made sure to prepare its TAs for their teaching responsibilities. Weekly meetings and support from two professors helped to build confidence and provided support for the TAs. The wage was low for Boulder, but that is not necessarily the fault of the Physics Department itself.
Conference/Special Events Coordinator (Former Employee) – Boulder, CO – September 6, 2017
Working for the conference office was often high paced while meeting many people from all over the country. Ability to multitask is important, and of course the Boulder campus was a beautiful setting to host special events.
Community Assistant (Current Employee) – Boulder, CO – September 4, 2017
You never know what hours you are going to get. You could get 30 one week then 12 the next. It is very difficult to pay for living expenses in Boulder on 9.31 an hour, especially when you don't have a guarantee that you'll get the hours you request. The work is relaxing though. Typical reception work.
Graduate Assistant (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – September 1, 2017
My work day starts with checking the canvas account and keep the students updated with their course curriculum and help them set up their tasks every week, I learned the most important thing to communicate with C level people.
Research associate (Current Employee) – Boulder, CO – August 31, 2017
overall, UCB is a wonderful place for life and work. I like to stay here if I can find a permanent job here. Here, you can find almost all you want: university city, safe, clean, wonderful outdoor and indoor activities, and nice neighbor schools for kids.
Extern (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – August 24, 2017
This is a place that has provided me with a place to use my skills while challenging me to become a better professional and person. I appreciate the people I work with and the culture of the workplace.
Learning Assistant (Former Employee) – Boulder, CO – August 17, 2017
I had a great experience working as an LA for the English department. The professor I worked alongside allowed great flexibility and did not micromanage creative projects that helped benefit online students' education.
Defensive Coordinator/Assistant Football Coach (Former Employee) – Boulder, CO – August 13, 2017
I enjoyed the culture and environment at the University of Colorado, it was a place that created and environment of growth and opportunity. The most enjoyable part of the job was the people I interacted with daily.
Teacher Assistant (Former Employee) – Boulder, CO – August 12, 2017
It was a good experience during my university time. I have been the teacher assistant for one year, and in this year, I did lots of grader work to grade the assignments, which helps me learn more about the procedure of the study, and teach me how to finish the assignment in the right way
Professional Research Assistant, Data Analyst (Current Employee) – Aurora, CO – August 10, 2017
The University of Colorado overall is a great place to work. The staff and faculty are always a pleasure to work with. The research work environment is very relaxed and laid back. However, many positions are grant funded. This doesn't allow for security in regards to long term employment. Also, compensation is not as competitive as other organizations and could be improved to adjust for the increase in the cost of living in the Denver metro area.
Generous amount of vacation and sick time, flexibility, great retirement plan, and good benefits.
Compensation could be better and more competitive, project grant funded - no job security for long term
UCCS Auxiliary Grounds (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – August 10, 2017
There was always work to do when I came in, but something new would come up out of nowhere and it was possible we would have to stop due to some unknown reason with another person in charge. At one point my supervisor moved to another job, and left myself and my co-workers without any sort of supervisor and no guiding information on how to proceed.