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University of Maryland Reviews in College Park, MD

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
508 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance and above average leave compared to professional services industry (in 19 reviews)

  • Tuition remission, friendly work atmosphere, and amazing resources such as the health center (in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • a) The stipend is too low to cover the expenses of the college park/silver spring neighborhood (in 10 reviews)

  • While entry level pay is very nice do not expect the pay at advanced positions to equal the private sector (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't work here.

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in College Park, MD

    I worked at University of Maryland full-time

    Pros

    Access to research participant pool.

    Cons

    Your quality of life and research career depends almost entirely on your faculty sponsor. There is no room to move up. Most faculty in my department don't care about their research staff or their grad students. It is an opportunity for them to use and waste others' research skills and careers. They will also blatantly lie about policies and salary increase opportunities. It is unclear whom to turn to for career guidance or to be an advocate for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    "Diversity" Hazard Zone

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    Former Employee - Engineer in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Engineer in College Park, MD

    I worked at University of Maryland full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Tuition remission? Women's sports? Fast food?

    Surrounding ghetto is usually held at bay?

    Cons

    Culture is poisonously incestuous. Administration encourages and promotes backstabbers and sadists. If you haven't been rendered miserable or irrelevant within 5 years you're likely just the type of masochist or martyr they want. Siege mentality prevails throughout the warring factions and employee abuse is rampant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No such creature exists at Maryland. Its Medieval culture belongs in the Maryland Renaissance festival as an exhibit.

    No good deed goes unpunished; and the beatings will continue until attitudes improve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Part time job. Was no where related to my field

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    Current Employee - Office Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in College Park, MD

    I have been working at University of Maryland part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    enough pay to match the living expenses

    Cons

    The professor under whom I worked was a wanna be perfectionist. He had no idea what he wanted and was never happy with anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want something done in the right way, make sure you define the right way instead of just asking someone to use their judgement

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Difficult place for women and minorities.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in College Park, MD

    I have been working at University of Maryland

    Pros

    They offer a generous benefits package with twenty three days of vacation offered to start.

    The University atmosphere offers the energy of the large student body.

    Cons

    I find it a difficult place to be a minority faculty member. I am not treated as a colleague. At faculty orientation, the Unviersity posted charts that admitted to the high attrition of minority faculty members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I do not feel it is a positive work environment for minority faculty members. I feel that this is an important issue and should be addressed by the administration.

    Doesn't Recommend

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