There are lots of nice people at UT System with a genuine desire to make a difference. Unfortunately, bureaucracy and politics make this very difficult. System is very adverse to change and it kills innovation. Employees are taught to keep their heads down and avoid rocking the boat. If you are in a creative or technology role, you will be frustrated by the red tape.
I ended up leaving this position because I felt underutilized and bored. Most of my coworkers who left the office did so for the same reason. Management was too removed and didn't understand the true culture of the office environment, nor did they want it to change. My office was known for having a very cliquey management team that created a division between management and staff. Concerns raised to management were generally swept under the rug while I was there, so it felt almost impossible to address any issues. I was told by my coworkers that this is the way management deals with problems and my only option was to leave.
If it's important for you to feel like you are making progress in your career and that you are being empowered in your job, I can't recommend you work here. You will end up feeling frustrated and irritated by the culture. There are some positions where people feel happy in their roles... it depends greatly on the role and what your career goals are and who you are reporting to... there were some really great managers in my office and also some really bad ones. There doesn't seem to be much management training.
Health Care Benefits, Work-Life Balance
Poor Management, Lack of Career Advancement Opportunities