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University of Maryland Reviews in College Park, MD

Updated February 8, 2015
Updated February 8, 2015
96 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.  

    I held a teaching assistant position for one year in the mechanical engineering department.

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

    I worked at University of Maryland

    Pros

    Access to university laboratories and research. Professors were very intelligent and caring for someone new to teaching.

    Cons

    The large university size implies larger size classrooms. My lab section consistently had 35-50 students for one to two TAs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more than two TAs per section.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Part time at south campus diner

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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

    Pros

    You get one meal free

    Cons

    Long hours of standing. Night shifts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Graduate Research Assistant, AI

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Freedom to pursue research; faculty support. Many faculty are well-funded and there are a lot of resources available, e.g. robots, computers, etc. The health care plan is good, several options available.

    Cons

    Grad students aren't paid much; it's part of the gig. There's not much structure to the work environment, for some people this could be a negative. Projects are largely self-directed and progress is therefore self-determined.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    The best place ever.

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

    I worked at University of Maryland

    Pros

    Benefits are great, people are even better.

    Cons

    There were no cons to speak of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work!

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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

    Pros

    Friendly, Intellectual, Spacious, Prestigious, Good facilities.

    Cons

    Low pay, no bonuses, not enough coffee shops around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More coffee shops!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work.

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

    I worked at University of Maryland

    Pros

    I worked both as a teaching assistant and a graduate research assistant at UMD. I am very pleased with my experiences there and would recommend it to any other students seeking opportunities.

    Cons

    As a full-time graduate student, it could be hard to balance work, classes, research, and more. However, with good time management and work ethic, it can be accomplished.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great opportunity for student employment

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

    I have been working at University of Maryland

    Pros

    support, flexible hours, location, lots of independent work

    Cons

    payroll somewhat difficult, lack of assignments at times, lots of independent work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Payroll education

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Working at umd is a great intellectual and personal experience.

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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 a year)

    Pros

    excellent peers and work environment, great supervisors and superior benefits package.

    Cons

    none in particular to mention at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Ritis Filter Intern

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    Former Intern - Ritis Filter(Backend Website Dev) in College Park, MD
    Former Intern - Ritis Filter(Backend Website Dev) in College Park, MD

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

    Pros

    Lots of freedom in terms of work hours.
    Actual intern pay albeit a little above minimum wage
    Great experience for those with little on their resume

    Cons

    No mentors, you have to pick everything up yourself by asking for help or doing research yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, it's on the intern to make do with what they got.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    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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