Community Assistant (Former Employee) – Boulder, CO – January 7, 2014
With this job, I learned how it is to work with a very diverse team as well as independently. I also learned customer service skills, receptionist skills, paperwork skills, confidential letter skills, and Microsoft Word skills.
Administrative Assistant III (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – October 17, 2017
I worked at the College of Nursing on the Anschutz Campus which is a nice campus. Unfortunately, a lot of attention is given to the medical school because they have the biggest population on the campus, so not as much attention is given to the other schools. Since this is the case, and the majority rules, many funds are geared towards research for the medical school and not the College of Nursing. I did like working there until the end partly because of the political atmosphere and it was getting to be where if one person complained about anything, everyone had to go out of their way to accommodate. It is impossible to make everyone happy all of the time. Staff seemed a little underappreciated by management. The focus was more on hiring the best faculty which is understandable to attract students. However due to the creation of new programs, sometimes staff support was not in the loop, causing issues that were preventable if there had been better communication. Despite these issues that occurred, I did enjoy working at the college specifically with faculty and staff.
Good place to work with a great bunch of educators.
Graduate Teaching Assistant/Advising Assistant (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – October 16, 2017
A typical day at work was primarily self-directed by each individual as they planned their own lesson plans for delivering to the students. Acquired knowledge from this experience involved 1) an in-depth orientation into the educational environment, 2) a wonderful opportunity to create teacher/student relationships, 3) I developed a tremendous level of respect for my peers and the professors guiding me, and 4) the acquisition of my degree which I had wanted to complete for years.
I was respected enough to be chosen as the only student sitting on the Academic Ethics Committee. This was a courtroom culture that reviewed cases brought to us by professors in regards to ethics violations they felt a particular student had committed.
It was a very academic environment, and yet also had a relaxed but quick-paced approach. The hardest part of the job was the Academic Ethics Committe and the need and responsibility to discipline students on occasion which included up to expulsion. And yet, working with students was by far the most rewarding part when seeing them complete their studies and graduate.
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.
Project and Program Manager (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – October 6, 2017
Career growth opportunities are less and in general slow paced. Good for people who need less stress at work. Work place culture is good . Some leaders however need to have better vision to guide the team
Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) – Boulder, CO – October 4, 2017
CU Boulder provides ample opportunities to carry out groundbreaking research using state-of-the art approaches. The work environment is friendly and stimulating. The only downside is that Boulder is an expensive town to live in, and the cost of childcare can be prohibitive for families.
Dining Crew (Former Employee) – Boulder, CO – October 3, 2017
working as a student in the dining halls was quite an experience. It was a fun environment to work in and the managers were very understanding of a students busy schedule and often gave us time off to study during midterm or finals weeks.
Manager of Software Strategy and Licensing (Former Employee) – Boulder, CO – September 26, 2017
CU is a place to go where you won't be challenged too much. It is a safe and slow job. The management culture can be a little unsure of itself. I found myself going through multiple reorgs, they came to be so common they were no longer surprising.
The time off is excellent and the benefits are ok.
Undergraduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – September 25, 2017
I was able to translate my educational experience into practical problem solving working with one of the leaders in electromagnetic computational analysis. I highly recommend doing research at the University of Colorado Denver. It has strengthened my connection to the school and the staff at CU Denver.
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.