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Great benefits but toxic work culture
Campus Safety Officer (Former Employee) –  Campus SafetyFebruary 9, 2019
Department of Campus Safety has a severe issue with poor management, lack of long term focus, the pay is inadequate for the jobs performed. There is little room for advancement and the department has a high turnover. All this contributes to a toxic work environment where those that stay are constantly stabbing each other in the back and ratting each other out to look good in the eyes of a blind chain of command. They can’t give raises in proportion to the rising cost of living for the area but yet the department can dump hundreds of thousands on technical upgrades. The benefits are great with is copious accumulation of sick and vacation time, educational tuition assistance, and medical and dental packages, but that’s because they are the University’s benefits. IF YOU ARE GOING TO WORK FOR DU, DON’T FOR CAMPUS SAFETY.
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Benefits packages
Cons
Toxic work culture
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Great work/life balance
Visiting Assistant Professor (Former Employee) –  Denver, COJanuary 10, 2019
DU provided good work/life balance and decent benefits. For visiting faculty, there was no job security, little respect, and the culture felt exclusive - could not break in.
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work/life balance
Cons
lack of interaction with colleagues
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5.0
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Productive and fun
Marketing Assistant-Sodexo (Former Employee) –  Denver, COAugust 30, 2018
Working here was great and I enjoyed my overall experience as a student employee. Constant growth, change. Working for this company has helped develop my professional business skills as well as my personal life skills because of the constant challenge to raise the bar and strive for better systems/services.
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I was lucky to work there
Benefits Specialist (Former Employee) –  University of DenverAugust 27, 2018
I appreciated the laid back, open minded environment on a beautiful campus with many fun benefits year round such as clubs, fitness classes, tuition waiver, an annual 5k, guest speakers, TIAA employer matching and lots of professional development.
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Lovely Campus
Cons
Departments can be "silos"
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Fantastic
Operations Associate (Current Employee) –  Denver, COJuly 19, 2018
Free of micromanagement, great environment, with great coworkers it was an easy way to pay the bills while i was going to class.Would go back for another job
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Good internship
Undergraduate Lab Assistant (Former Employee) –  Denver, COJuly 2, 2018
It was a means to an end. Needed work allowance to pay for tuition. Good programs in the sciences. Good school, good programs to make this happen. Highly recommend.
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Great Place
Desk Assistant (Current Employee) –  Denver, COFebruary 1, 2018
The University of Denver is a great place to work. The only problem is low wages. Sometimes work hours can be a little strange--I often worked 4am-7am, because thats what the job entails.
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Great staff
Cons
Pay
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Depends what you want in a job
Manager (Former Employee) –  Denver, COJanuary 24, 2018
It's a nice environment with friendly people and good benefits, such as the tuition waiver, vacation, and maternity leave. However, the opportunities for advancement are scarce and pay is on the low end for the industry.
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Benefits, people, location, structure
Cons
Low pay, no advancement, bureaucracy
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Solid Stop in your Career Journey
Graphic Designer and Magazine Art Director (Current Employee) –  Denver, COJanuary 23, 2018
DU is a good place to work. It's also a vast place to work. The people are intelligent, hard workers and truly want to make DU the best University one can attend. The environment is collaborative and creative. Things happen at a snails pace, however, and upper level management turns over often. Some at the highest level are more concerned about their status and ego than anything else. But, for the most part it's a great place to work. The benefits are outstanding with vast offerings. Working in higher education also makes one feel they are contributing to something bigger than themselves as well.
Pros
benefits, time off, location
Cons
some management
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Good office culture, very poor pay
Academic Counselor (Current Employee) –  Denver, CONovember 21, 2017
Working at DU is a conundrum - the wellness benefits are wonderful, your colleagues are amazing- but you cannot survive on the salary, particularly if you have a family. Many of the staff work additional jobs . DU has a high turnover because of this. It is also difficult to advance at DU; seemingly ideal internal candidates lose out on positions to external candidates, and there is never a believable reason as to why.
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Wellness benefits, frequent free food, colleagues
Cons
Salary, lack of advancement opportunities
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Great place to work
Mail Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Denver, COOctober 11, 2017
This was the best job I had, The benefits are great and so is the pay.
I had a wonderful boss, they are very understanding in their roll and will work with you, but do not abuse it.
Pros
Everything!!!
Cons
not always enough overrtime
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Relaxed
Lifeguard (Current Employee) –  Denver, COOctober 3, 2017
A very relaxed place to work. No problems what's so ever. Minimum wage but the hours are flexible and the people are very nice. Must be able to covert lane lines.
Pros
Breaks and flexible hours
Cons
Boring
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Private University
Financial Aid Counselor (Former Employee) –  Denver, COAugust 30, 2017
The pay was the biggest problem since it was about 10000 less than the public school system. The school was small so there was not a lot of chance for big pay increases but good school.
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University of Denver
Manager (Former Employee) –  Denver, COJune 18, 2017
There is a definite disparity in how DU pays one person to the next (I believe there is a large, high profile and on-going law suit against DU on this matter) There has also recently been a very large shift in senior and executive level management and as a result, the stable, friendly culture that once existed there has become much more mechanical in nature. Not nearly as a coveted of a place to work as it once was.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Equal pay for fair work seems to elude most of the institution
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Serious and intellectually stimulating place to work
Alumni Relations, Student Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Denver, COJune 14, 2017
I learned to prioritize my day effectively. The workplace culture supports both the student, and the administration of the college. The staff is involved in all aspects of student life.
Pros
The department acknowledges the importance of resource development.
Cons
No benefits for student workers.
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like working for the government, but less efficient
Administrative Specialist (Former Employee) –  Denver, COJune 12, 2017
DU is not centralized, every department functions independently and communication is nil. Creates frustration. People either reach out and establish cross-department protocols, give up and do the best they can, or get frustrated and give up and move on. Annual reviews are token. Prove you went above and beyond your job duties to get a 2% raise they call "merit". Authoritarian management style, generally. Nice campus, great 401k double matching, double vacation time after 7 years.
Pros
double 401k matching
Cons
diversity training ad nauseum
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A Diverse Community
Shared Services Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) –  Denver, COMarch 28, 2017
The days were long and at times stressful with the high volume of customers - yet it was rewarding when someone you helped walked out with a smile on their face. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting such a diverse group of people. The worst part of working there was the people put into management positions aren't weren't always the best choices for the job, they often treat their employees poorly just to better their own career.
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Benefits
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Long Hours/ Bad Management
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Beautiful campus with lots of great benefits, but lacking in values
Archival Processor IV (Current Employee) –  Denver, CODecember 19, 2016
Benefits: great tuition policy, engaging environment, company sponsored EcoPass, genuine and caring colleagues

Drawbacks: low pay, staff not valued by administration, disconnect between job couture and stated values, lack of transparency, no valid/trustworthy grievance process, no system to "check" those in power
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Great place to work
Event Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Denver, COJuly 12, 2016
Great place to work, room for advancement, low pay, University of Denver is definitely a place where I love to work but I would be happier if they offered more for the job I am doing especially when the city average is around 50,000.
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Great Local School.
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) –  Denver, COMay 4, 2016
DU provides great benefits to its graduate students. Tuition, health insurance, and a stipend are provide for Graduate Teaching and Research Assistants.
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