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University of Maryland President Dr. Wallace D. Loh
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  • Personal growth, great work life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • I plan to take advantage of tuition remission at some point (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • College park is not the greatest town (in 10 reviews)

  • Pay is sometimes lower than in the private sector (in 6 reviews)

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  1. It is all about the "A"s -- A level publications.

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

    I have been working at University of Maryland full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    If you are focused on publishing in the top journals and nothing else, this is a great place to work.

    Cons

    There is little work/life balance; little or no concern for students. Faculty will do anything to get another A level publication . . . they grub for the A's every bit as much as students grub for A's in classes -- and no one asks if learning is taking place.


  2. "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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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    Don't work here.

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


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  5. 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    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.



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