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University of Maryland Reviews in Maryland

Updated Jul 2, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.9 285 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

University of Maryland President Dr. Wallace D. Loh

Dr. Wallace D. Loh

(109 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance and above average leave compared to professional services industry(in 17 reviews)

  • Tuition remission, friendly work atmosphere, and amazing resources such as the health center(in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • a) The stipend is too low to cover the expenses of the college park/silver spring neighborhood(in 9 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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    Very educative and inspiring

    Research Project Coordinator (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD

    ProsPersonal growth, great work life balance

    ConsLeadership discourages promotions except you apply for new positions

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should consider discussing promotions with supervisors especially in view of exceptional work and career development such as education and certifications.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Impact of current leadership's decisions remains to be seen...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) College Park, MD

    ProsAs I imagine with all University environments, it's inspiring to work at a research institution whose mission includes the "creation of new knowledge." Impressive students make me feel hopeful for the future. Fantastic benefits and flexibility.

    ConsCurrent upper ranks do not always seem to be in agreement/get along and the decision making seems to be much more top down and opportunistic than under the previous administration. Fairly typical leadership transition stuff -- whether the large sweeping decisions current management is making will be good for Maryland in the long run remains to be seen.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHone and stick to your vision - and work harder at communicating/getting buy in from the bottom up. Make decisions that are student-centric.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not bad, not great

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) College Park, MD

    ProsGreat benefits, a ton of PTO, good work life balance, job security.

    ConsVast majority of the administrative support staff paid well below market rates, there's no upward mobility, a lot of red tape to be expected, not challenging work (except learning to cut through the bureaucratic bs), boring place to work in terms of day to day operations but if you like consistency then you'd love it, overall most people there a very nice and friendly to work with.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Program coordinator

    Program Coordinator (Former Employee) College Park, MD

    ProsGreat experience
    Flexible schedule
    Friendly co-workers

    ConsOverworked at times
    You have to pay to Parking

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Graduate Student

    Graduate Student (Current Employee) College Park, MD

    ProsI'm getting a PhD so working here is a means to an end. I'm off campus so I don't really know what happens on campus. People seem nice in general. I go on campus occasionally and its what you would expect.

    ConsSalary is relatively low. Professors don't take many people. Over inflated administration. Like I said I'm off campus so I don't know much about the culture

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    Paid tutor in the Flagship program

    Tutor (Former Employee) College Park, MD

    ProsGreat pay for a college job!

    ConsVery unorganized department; had to frequently meet with accounting due to paycheck errors.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The Humanities are Underfunded

    Graduate Assistant I (Former Employee) College Park, MD

    ProsI was a humanities student working for the engineering school. Pros- got paid WAY more than my peers who were working in department. OK health insurance. Tuition remission. Good benefits in general.

    ConsI had no coworkers due to budget cuts. It was extremely lonely. No union.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFund the Humanities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An Okay experience, but do not have too many high hopes.

    Graduate Assistant (Former Employee) College Park, MD

    ProsHealthcare benefits, tuition remission--which is extremely important for non-resident students--you can save tuition as well as your health insurance monthly payment.

    The school has many opportunities--keep an eye on job posts and you will find some. Or talk to professors.

    ConsAlthough opportunities abound, you need to figure out where and when. Job posts are not very well maintained--they should have taken down posts that are already filled. Need more communication to the students.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) College Park, MD

    ProsConvenient location-near FDA, NIH etc
    Availability of advanced instruments

    ConsNot a safe place; be cautious all the time, even in the daytime.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more career opportunities/career fair for basic science students

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Okay

    Graduate Student (Current Employee) College Park, MD

    ProsGraduate students were really supportive, collaboration was good.

    ConsNot enough time to do all the work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of students in a more supportive way.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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