11 Universities With Great Work-Life Balance – Hiring Now!


Most of us need to work – it’s not an option. For more or less 8 hours a day, we need to be away from home, away from our families, focused on something else. The question is, how can we work and at the same time maintain a full presence in our life outside of work? It all depends where you choose to become employed. This is why it’s critical to find an employer that values work-life balance.

At these 11 universities, employees have lauded their employers’ efforts to help maintain a satisfying work-life balance for all. And the best news of all? They’re hiring.

1. Notre Dame

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0

Number of Open Jobs: 141

What Employees Say: “The work environment is great and they promote a strong work life balance.” – Current Employee


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2. Auburn University

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.3

Number of Open Jobs: 54

What Employees Say: “Auburn University offers me flexible hours, a friendly environment, a beautiful campus, and a nice town to live in.” – Current Employee


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3. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0

Number of Open Jobs: 110

What Employees Say: “Excellent people to work with. Would always encourage you to try new things and bring something new at the desk. Excellent work life balance and great compensation. Seniors and colleagues are very talented and someone you can always look up to for any advice.” – Former Employee


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4. Texas A&M

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.1

Number of Open Jobs: 1.5k

What Employees Say: “TAMU has good health and retirement benefits and promotes a healthy work/life balance. Additional benefits for longevity. There is a lot of free training available and many departments consider employee development important.” – Current Information Technology Manager


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5. University of Florida

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0

Number of Open Jobs: 76

What Employees Say: “Excellent benefits and work-life balance. Great environment and campus to be a part of.” – Current Employee


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6. North Carolina State University

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.1

Number of Open Jobs: 677

What Employees Say: “People work together to make a nice work environment. There is considerable flexibility in order to provide a good work life balance. Communication is genuinely encouraged.” – Current Employee


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7. Virginia Tech

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.1

Number of Open Jobs: 265

What Employees Say: “The office I work in is inclusive and promotes a healthy work-life balance. We are encouraged to utilize walking meetings and avoid sitting all day at our desks. We have a family-like feel to the office and everyone collaborates well together. I feel valued and appreciated every day. I love my job, my boss, and our whole office, not to mention the campus. If it were up to me, I’d never leave, but budgets say I have to go.” – Current Postdoctoral


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8. RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology)

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.1

Number of Open Jobs: 16

What Employees Say: “Great work environment with lots of support as well as encouragement to improve. Co-workers are generally very knowledgeable. Work is never boring.” – Current Technician


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9. University of Iowa

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.1

Number of Open Jobs: 813

What Employees Say: “Benefits are some of the best in the state, generous time off, lots of overtime, great working environment, paid holidays.” – Current Employee


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10. University of Texas at Austin

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.0

Number of Open Jobs: 533

What Employees Say: “Great community that collaborates and shares, good work/life balance. Great at training and providing growth opportunities.” – Current Software Engineer


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11. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Work-Life Balance Rating: 4.1

Number of Open Jobs: 266

What Employees Say: “This is a great environment for work/life balance. There are many opportunities to make a positive difference. Benefits and time off are better than other employers.” – Current Senior Business Analyst


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Methodology: This list features a selection, in no particular order, of universities and colleges that have at least 30 work-life balance ratings above a 4.0, according to full and part-time employees over the past year (7/17/16 – 7/18/17). Company ratings on Glassdoor based on a 5.0 scale: 1.0=very dissatisfied, 3.0=OK, 5.0=very satisfied. Number of open jobs accurate as of 8/22/17.

 

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