University of Maryland Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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University of Maryland President Dr. Wallace D. Loh
Dr. Wallace D. Loh
60 Ratings

Pros
  • 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. GRA

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in College Park, MD

    I have been working at University of Maryland

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good research labs and professors

    Cons

    Currently have not found any downsides


  2. student

    Current Employee - Student in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Student in College Park, MD

    I have been working at University of Maryland full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very diverse environment. Never bored.

    Cons

    It is easy to get lost in the crowd here.


  3. Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in College Park, MD

    I have been working at University of Maryland (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    It has a friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Civil engineering department doesn't have enough faculties in project management.


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  5. Graduate Research Assistant

    Current Employee - Maryland in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Maryland in College Park, MD

    I have been working at University of Maryland full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Location with Friendly and Fair Research Advisors

    Cons

    Expensive to live near Washington, D.C. on a research assistant salary


  6. Good Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Recruitment Specialist (Contractor) in College Park, MD
    Former Contractor - Recruitment Specialist (Contractor) in College Park, MD

    I worked at University of Maryland as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Comfortable work environment, very laid back. Lots of knowledgeable tenured employees.

    Cons

    Parking. Because it's a university campus, parking is often far away from your building. Plus, you must make sure you park in the correct lot or zone or you will definitely be ticketed by campus police. Parking is also paid by you, the employee. Pay is also on the lower end of the industry.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Maryland

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in College Park, MD

    I have been working at University of Maryland full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Variety of potential collaborations with institutes in the area (such as NIH, FDA, NIST)

    Cons

    College Park is not a safe area.


  8. RA fulltime ECE

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in College Park, MD

    I have been working at University of Maryland

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place for students interested in theoretical, and mathematical problems.

    Cons

    College park is not a great place to live.

    Advice to Management

    Increase inter-disciplinary research.


  9. I have been studying as a Graduate Research Assisstant

    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in College Park, MD

    I have been working at University of Maryland full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, lots of research opportunities

    Cons

    As a graduate student, there is no set working horus

    Advice to Management

    Some professors are lack of passion for teaching


  10. Graduate Research Assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in College Park, MD

    I have been working at University of Maryland (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent research institution with myriad opportunities to pursue individualized interests.

    Cons

    State budget cuts effect overall flexibility and salaries


  11. Student helper at Mckeldin Library

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in College Park, MD

    I worked at University of Maryland

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent people. Flexible hours, Low work load.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of, i like it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, you are doing it right.



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