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Reviews for University of Cincinnati

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.43
Support from management
3.21
Teamwork
3.14
Freedom to work independently
3.36
Internal Communication
3.36
Office / Work Environment
3.62
Environmental Friendliness
3.38
Work-Life Balance
3.14
Challenging Work
3.86
Inclusive / Diverse
3.29

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.43
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.64
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.50
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.64
Handicapped Accessibility
3.77
Workplace Safety
4.15
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 7 of 14 reviews Parking in 5 of 14 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 3 of 14 reviews No stock or equity options 401(k) in 7 of 14 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 5 of 14 reviews No reimbursed daycare Ability to work remotely in 4 of 14 reviews Desirable office location in 2 of 14 reviews Tuition assistance in 12 of 14 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 5 of 14 reviews 401(k) Match in 6 of 14 reviews Flexible spending account in 6 of 14 reviews Paid time off in 12 of 14 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 12 of 14 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 11 of 14 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 8 of 14 reviews No meal or transportation allowance Health and wellness programs in 12 of 14 reviews Employee discounts in 11 of 14 reviews No vehicle allowance Employee events in 7 of 14 reviews No dogs allowed Fitness center on site in 9 of 14 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 1 of 14 reviews
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  • 22.Feb 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • There is some recycling available, it would be great if there was more of a push for recycling in the labs

What I like about the company

Good benefits, flexible work schedule, a lot of independence when deciding projects

What I dislike about the company

Pay is typical for postdocs in general, which overall is low. A better postdoc association with help with next job placement would be great

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Ability to work remotely is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    University of Cincinnati
  • City
    Cincinnati
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Fitness center on site is offered
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  • 15.Jan 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Continue to focus on developing staff and giving folks the opportunity to move up in the organization (very few promotions occur here)

What I like about the company

It's a good place to work that I recommend to friends. No place is without it's challenges however. We work 45 hour weeks (officially) when other comparable places work between 35-40 hour weeks. The time off during the holidays is nice, though, but we don't get every holiday off during the rest of the year (i.e. work straight through from MLK day to Memorial Day)

What I dislike about the company

work week schedule and benefits are pretty expensive (including parking)

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    University of Cincinnati
  • City
    Cincinnati
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • More dedicated parking lots or garages dedicated only to staff at a lower cost.

What I like about the company

This company has gone above and beyond in terms of recognizing the in house talent and promoting from within. Since joining in 2014, I have received 2 promotions and a increased salary.

What I dislike about the company

Parking is one of my biggest issues. In certain areas you have to pay for parking and the university does not reimburse for it.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    University of Cincinnati
  • City
    Cincinnati
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I’d make health a top priority by making a deal with planet fitness and give a discount on health benefits if the employee goes to the gym at least twice a week.

What I like about the company

Very friendly people who are eager to help a coworker out in need.

What I dislike about the company

I disapprove of how they’ve encouraged older employees to retire earlier than the employee wanted.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    University of Cincinnati
  • City
    Cincinnati
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Hire a new manager solely for coordinators, cancel one weekly meeting, create a role for complaints with management, hire more coordinators

What I like about the company

I? have gained a lot of experience, moreso than I would have in this position at a different institution and have learned a lot about the world of research and psychiatry

What I dislike about the company

Management, HR, communication, encouragement

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    University of Cincinnati
  • City
    Cincinnati
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • No suggested changes right now. Great working environment!

What I like about the company

This company is supportive of employees. This is evident through the professional development opportunities offered, benefits, and the open communication from administration.

What I dislike about the company

No feedback to provide right now. My experience has been very positive to date. Parking is pricey, however that is normal from my past experiences at other institutions.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    University of Cincinnati
  • City
    Cincinnati
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 13.Sep 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

It's awful -- mostly like teaching in an isolation booth. They work with a difficult population of students, but faculty come in and teach their classes and go home. There is scarcely any intellectual life at Blue Ash College to speak of.

Support from management

The administration asks the faculty to do more with less. Students are backed in appeals over faculty. Faculty are expected to coddle these "college" students. You could describe UCBA as a high school with ashtrays, but all tobacco is now banned University wide, so they've even taken away the ashtrays.

Teamwork

I've never seen such a collection of back-biting, self-interested political creatures in my life.

Freedom to work independently

Figure out what you want to teach and when, and choose carefully because you will be teaching the same classes at the same times for the rest of your career. Forget about choosing your textbook -- the department is going to choose it for you. If it's important to you, you'd better get on the textbook selection committee.

Internal Communication

The beatings will continue until morale improves.

Don't look to the union for much help. AAUP can protect you from administrators but not from toxic colleagues.

Gender Equality

The faculty and professional staff have a very high fraction of women in positions of responsibility.

Career Development

Lots of lip service, some action. Like anyplace else, if you want career development you have to seek it out yourself.

Overall compensation for your work

Fringe benefits are great, but that's thanks to the union (AAUP). The faculty are the lowest-paid faculty among all Ohio public university campuses. Really.

Office / Work Environment

The campus is seedy and run-down. A renovation program has started but it will not be complete for at least five years and probably longer than that, because the funding is not in place for the out years.

Environmental Friendliness

As they renovate, they are paying careful attention to LEED principles.

Work-Life Balance

The promotion and tenure system is the most toxic I've ever seen. The senior faculty say, "Consider your work-life balance and be sure to have a life". Then they turn around and hack your work to pieces in the RPT process.

Job Security

You don't want job security there. Seriously.

Handicapped Accessibility

It's okay for now when you consider the age of the physical plant. When the renovation program is finished (in the indefinite future) it will actually be good. Really good.

Challenging Work

Teaching unprepared students college-level material is as challenging as it gets.

Inclusive / Diverse

UCBA is so committed to diversity that it hires unqualified faculty to enhance the faculty diversity. What a place!

Suggestions for improvement

  • Fix the RPT process. Listen to the faculty both as individuals and collectively (via the union).

What I like about the company

Good fringe benefits, flexible work schedule.

What I dislike about the company

Back-stabbing colleagues, a ridiculous RPT process, nightmare students.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    University of Cincinnati
  • City
    Cincinnati
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2017
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Needs less upper management who don't know what's really happening with staff

What I like about the company

Benefits are fair, not many perks

What I dislike about the company

Paying for parking, increase in benefits costs with less coverage

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    University of Cincinnati
  • City
    Cincinnati
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 03.Mar 2018
  • Employee
Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Onsite daycare facility is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    University of Cincinnati
  • City
    Cincinnati
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Renovation of HR and their responsibilities.

What I like about the company

They have been interested in my personal growth along my own personal goals and interests.

What I dislike about the company

Grow and actually listen to the people on the ground. Stop being so disconnected.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    University of Cincinnati
  • City
    Cincinnati
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered