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University of Maryland Reviews in College Park, MD

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
508 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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    Go Terps

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

    I have been working at University of Maryland part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Warm and kind people. Willing to help. Open-minded. Kind. I have mostly fond memories of this place. Students are hard-working, down to earth and intelligent.

    Cons

    Not the best city. So-so restaurants. Don't walk alone late at night. Could get a bit boring. This is not New York city, for sure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Graduate student

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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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    One of the best campuses- Great faculty and facility- Close to DC- friendly environment among students and faculty- great insurance and benefits

    Cons

    like many campuses it is not in the best neighborhood- not the best salary- High workload

    Recommends
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    Awesome!

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    Current Employee - AV Technician in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - AV Technician in College Park, MD

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

    Pros

    great work hours and tuition benefits

    Cons

    cafes are expensive.
    Its very windy in college park

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good Campus and good start point

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

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

    Pros

    Good start point and you can get more chances from here

    Cons

    Not too much money and can't learn too many thing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fantastic place

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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 part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    lovely people, knowledgeable professors, good laboratory equipments

    Cons

    low payment, does not provide good office area for graduate student

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    Graduate Assistant Experience

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in College Park, MD

    I worked at University of Maryland part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It is a good university to work for. Work-life balance is excellent and professors do make sure we get adequate time to prepare for the exams and assignments.

    Cons

    Was a graduate assistant so cannot think of any cons to having that position. Sometimes office work can clash with classes so flexibility in work hours would be great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Innovative R&D leader

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in College Park, MD

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for inter-disciplinary research, upper management committed to career enhancement, generous comprehensive benefits package, extensive network of contacts to decision makers in R&D in nearby federal government funding agencies and laboratories, availability of highly qualified faculty and graduate research assistants.

    Cons

    I have never experienced any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work in promoting UMD as a national and international leader in language, cognition, and brain science.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Perfect place for research

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    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 an year)

    Pros

    Support for all kinds of studies, excellent collaboration environment within the university and outside.

    Cons

    Limited funding and problems for travel and seminars. Must apply for seed grants for investigative researchers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Student Employee

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    Former Employee - Communications Assistant in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Communications Assistant in College Park, MD

    I worked at University of Maryland part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very flexible with scheduling around students' class schedule, friendly staff, very inviting

    Cons

    The hourly pay did not increase, could be higher to help students

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Student Teaching Assistant

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in College Park, MD

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

    Pros

    The pay is great for the time commitment. As a research institution, it is a great opportunity to collaborate on academic research that could become published. Office hours prove to be a great time to practice your leadership and teaching skills.

    Cons

    It is a one-time stipend pay so if looking for a weekly check, this should be negotiated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One of my best experiences was teaching the class for a week while the professor was out on business. Strongly encourage teachers to provide this opportunity to all student teaching assistants,=.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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