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Updated February 15, 2015
Updated February 15, 2015
22 Reviews
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Pros
  • A good place to learn new things and meet new friends from different countries and cultures (in 3 reviews)

  • A great place to learn and work (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • No cons from my personal experience (in 4 reviews)

  • Nothing I could think of, great place to work (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Student at UMBC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UMBC

    Pros

    A good university to began ones career

    Cons

    no cons what so ever

  2.  

    Worked for me, not for everyone

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    Current Employee - Faculty Research Associate
    Current Employee - Faculty Research Associate

    I have been working at UMBC full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back, good connections, met interesting people, worked interesting project, lots of interesting stuff to do, flexible hours, many international collegues

    Cons

    Minimal recognition outside of Maryland area, few papers published, harder time to get into good journals even with overwhelming evidence of your work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You really can fire people who don't work. Plus, it would improve morale.

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    Student Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UMBC

    Pros

    Good University to study and work for

    Cons

    There is nothing much to say

    Recommends
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  5.  

    I was a TA, and it was super fun

    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

    I worked at UMBC part-time

    Pros

    UMBC is an amazing university with amazing values that treats students well.
    As a TA, I had a ton of help being the best I could, and growing and learning. If I ever decide to teach full-time, it would be at UMBC!

    Cons

    Some of the fellow TAs could use some help in recognizing appropriate boundaries. I was impressed with how well authority figures managed it, though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on growing

  6.  

    Innovative culture

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    Current Contractor - Lecturer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Contractor - Lecturer in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at UMBC as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Autonomy abounds and terrific leadership

    Cons

    Nothing really to report as a con

    Recommends
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  7.  

    Great!

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Greenbelt, MD
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Greenbelt, MD

    I have been working at UMBC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    management staff is nice and helpful. benefits are unbeatble. compensation is not the greatest but decent for univeristity

    Cons

    promotion is a little slow. It requires at least a six year of service to apply for a promotion.

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  8.  

    Wonderful

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    Former Employee - Audio Visual Tech in Catonsville, MD
    Former Employee - Audio Visual Tech in Catonsville, MD

    I worked at UMBC part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A great place to learn and work

    Cons

    Parking can be difficult during the semesters

    Recommends
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    A great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UMBC part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is very supportive and friendly. Very organized.

    Cons

    No cons from my personal experience.

    Recommends
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  10.  

    Good work environment

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    Former Employee - Phonathon Caller in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Phonathon Caller in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at UMBC part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Even though the job itself wasn't that interesting (calling alumni to ask for donations) the people I worked with and the boss really made the time fun. The boss really put together a team of people who worked together well, and went to many lengths to help those struggling succeed. It seems most of the jobs on campus understand needed to do less hours around finals time as well.

    Cons

    I really have a difficult time coming up with cons. It wasn't the most interesting job in the world, but I worked with people I liked, got to work on homework when people weren't picking up the phone, and got paid a lot. Maybe the ability to work more than 9 hours a week would be nice, but as a part time job I don't think it was necessary.

    Recommends
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    You will learn everything you need as a professional.

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    Current Employee - Incubator Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Incubator Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at UMBC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You will wear many hats due to the nature of the non-profit businesses.

    Cons

    Need to be motivated and have strong leadership skills and communication skills. You will also need to find a work-life balance as soon as possible, as this is a salaried job and some aspects of the job require travel and weekend or evening work.

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