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What is the best part of working at the company?The University of Utah is a workplace to grow in with very nice and friendly professional employees and managers, especially the department I was lucky to be part of!What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Career development and growth What is the work environment and culture like at the company?The best I could wish for with very supportive management What is a typical day like for you at the company?It starts by you loving to go to work even when given the option to work remotely get things done and have some time to socialize with your coworkers
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University Divided into Silos that Don’t Communicate

What is the best part of working at the company?Good benefits, and that’s about itWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?Everything. This is the most disorganized school I have ever been a part of.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?You have to walk on egg shells, wondering if any of your words will hurt someone’s feelings.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Waiting on rudderless leadership to give you something meaningful to do
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  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Ability to learn new things

Flexible for students but poor long-term options

While the schedule is flexible for students, they offer poor pay and don't provide any benefits. There is no healthcare or time off provided. Further, they offer no route to transition into full-time employment.
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Questionable Leadership, Separate Agendas, Political

The work was interesting and I learned a lot. But it was because I took initiative. There was always an us and them mentality, and a leadership change gave that more prominence. Interim leaders (something they loved) were not suited to their roles and spend more tim playing politics than listening to what the business needed. Feedback was vague and inconsistent.


Benefits, flexibility, some of the perks


Politics, leadership
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Great place to start

My team is all very friendly and the expectations are clear. Pay is fair and benefits are great (14.3% employer paid retirement, healthcare, tuition benefit). This could all be highly dependent on you PI and team but I feel well respected and appreciated for my work here.
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Was a great place to spend graduate school

I was at the University of Utah as a graduate student in the department of chemical engineering. I enjoyed my time there and learned a lot. Lots of resources available to you both through the department and the college of engineering.
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Great working place

Great company to work at. Really friendly staff and good pay. Flexible hours and also job security. They also give you time to study if you want and help with practical lessons.
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I love working for the University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Institute.

What is the best part of working at the company?Very high level of team work which promotes strong working relationships within our department. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Long and fluid work scheduling can be draining at times. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Excellent morale and open door policies make our department at the University of Utah feel like a welcoming work environment. What is a typical day like for you at the company?Constant focus and attention to detail while treating 20-30 complex medical procedures a day in a team environment.
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Was good till I learned how you are no one

What is the best part of working at the company?Benefits are the best part of working there What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Get burned out. Incentives are horrible, no one helps, HR is useless. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Toxic, cliches, drama, back stabbing What is a typical day like for you at the company?Really just like any of health facilities
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Philanthropic donations are tax deductible

I learned that rubbing elbows with the wealthy makes regular humans very rude. Especially management they make a ton of money while the worker bees make peanuts. It says it's for the greater good. But most money goes to the foreigners studies. End of the year starting November to the next year at the end of January is a huge rush, people who donate always wait till last minute to do so and they want their tax deductible receipts "Right Now"! Then it's another slam with Athletics, U of U donors love their Football. Never a lack of work. Did like some of the swag, never did get offered any tickets to Pioneer Theater, Athletic games. I learned a lot of how funds get allocated and where multi million dollar donors do with their money.


U of U swag, good benefits


Never recognized for your individual work and efforts
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Good place to work

Good place to work its a great learning opportunity and they treat you well. Really good management that understands school schedule and works with you.
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great place to work

benefits are awesome and there is so much opportunity to move up. Healthcare option is very cheap and great coverage. The only con is parking, its very expensive and there is barely any.
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Great culture

Amazing culture and best benefits I've had as a nurse practitioner. Pay could be higher, but working for such a solid employer and team makes up for it.
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Really depends on your department

I’ve worked in two departments at the U with wildly different staff cultures. If you’re going in for an interview, try to get a feel for the people you’d be working with and what the day-to-day expectations are. Some offices are strict while others are laid-back and actually let you have a life outside work. It’s a red flag if there’s a high turnover rate or multiple open positions in the department. Overall though, staff compensation is very low and there is a lot of bureaucracy to deal with as far as university policies and rules. Thankfully, they give great benefits to try to make up for the low pay.
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extremely negative

What is the best part of working at the company?There was none.....there is no accountability for anything and even when presented with evidence of their wrongdoing, they will choose to "double-down" on a mistake rather than taking ownership of a mistake and genuinely trying to do what's best for the communityWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?Watching allowable deception, lack of accountability from leadershipWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?Good 'ol boy network of misogyny and privilege'sWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Attempting to stay under the radar and not make waves out of fear of being targeted
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Great benefits and solid institution

The U is a great place to work! The benefits are amazing. Sometimes things can be slow to change as there is a lot of bureaucracy in higher edu in general.
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Great benefits and work life balance

I've never known a better place for benefits. I've also rarely had an issue with vacation requests. The departments I've worked for have had great people and have offered a good environment to work in.
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Nice place to work, even in the winter. Good for those looking to supplement income while attending college. Also work study is good and lots to do w/in the community.
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Stable and well-funded

I worked as a marketing specialist for a part of the University of Utah for approximately two years. During that time I encountered some truly talented people. I learned a lot during my time here. The pay was decent and the benefits were top-notch. Decisions for me were made in a top-down fashion which made it difficult push certain initiatives. This is a problem in many large organizations, but allowing more bottom-up input it could be handled better in my opinion.
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Great job, but pay is bad

Convenient to work on campus as a student. Flexible hours and scheduling accommodates school obligations. The work can be tedious at times, but is interesting on the whole if you enjoy history and archival work. Supervisors are really kind and willing to find tasks that are in your area of interest. But the pay is not sustainable.
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Great place

Good professor, good faculty, good department, great information communication technologies. Small team to work with that feels like a family! Overall a great place!
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3.8 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.6 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.7 out of 5 stars for Management
3.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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