University of Maryland Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. Office Assistant, Research Assistant

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

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very friendly and pleasant atmosphere

    Cons

    Not fixed and ever changing staff

  2. Decent pay, very lenient hours, abrupt contracts

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    For a student job, my graduate assistantship paid very well particularly considering that I only worked 20 hours a week. My management team (DIT) was comprised of fantastic and friendly IT professionals.

    Cons

    UMD only has to give students 30 days notice of whether or not a student's contract will be extended, and UMD does not sign students for longer than 1 year at a time. I've seen colleagues be notified a month into summer that their job has been slashed, leaving them wanting for tuition and a living wage for the coming semester.

    Advice to Management

    Extend student contracts to the length of a student's studies at UMD.

  3. Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant

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

    I have been working at University of Maryland

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

    Pros

    It is hard to say.

    Cons

    Salary is low. Career opportunities are not clear. The level of undergraduate students is just awful and so teaching is not always fun.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the salary of Graduate Assistants, especially math graduate students - they are serving the whole campus.

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  5. Not bad for some extra money

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

    I worked at University of Maryland part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Student life, interpersonal interactions, and just a general easy going atmosphere within the campus. The work can be interesting at times but this was only occasionally. The pay is good for stupid simple jobs.

    Cons

    Not challenging work so you can get bored easily, not easy to grow within the company, and the pay isn't fantastic and almost impossible to get a raise.

    Advice to Management

    Allow better access for your research associates to get more acquainted with the department they're working for. You generally just feel like a lemming tossed in to do a specific set of instructions and then just rinse and repeat.

  6. Low Pay, Great Benefit

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    Current Employee - IT Support Specialist in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - IT Support Specialist in College Park, MD

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

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

    Pros

    Free tuition at where I work. Not only federal holidays, but we also got snow days off

    Cons

    Low pay, have to pay 1/3 for insurance. Parking is a mess sometimes, I got 3 tickets there while working within 7 months

    Advice to Management

    NA

  7. Student Employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD

    I have been working at University of Maryland

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Technically brilliant folks . Very relaxing environment. No hurries

    Cons

    Not well managed. Things are all around and engineers have to gather all the pieces one by one.

    Advice to Management

    Have discussions more often with regular employees

  8. Good Atomosphere

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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 part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good work school balance
    - Managers are nice
    - Free Food sometimes

    Cons

    - Very low pay
    - No Personal Growth
    - No interesting projects

  9. Senior Management needs to improve Leadership and Ideas

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

    I have been working at University of Maryland full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I am on staff in one of the colleges and have loved it because of the people I work with and the environment. Benefits are really great.

    Cons

    Little to no chance for advancement for staff. An entrenched "rankism" exists -- the belief that only a PhD can do the job. Management lacks ideas and eschews risk-taking or innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Too much micro-managing and not enough leadership. Although faculty are allowed to work from home, staff is discouraged from doing so. Men are paid higher salaries for same work as women.

  10. Each Lab is a Different Environment

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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 5 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The hours are flexible as long as you get your work done. Most PIs are understanding about family matters. More holidays then just the federal ones - nice break @ Christmas and Spring break.

    Cons

    No real childcare available on campus. Have to pay for parking. Work-life balance is difficult because research funding in always sparse and so you feel pressure to do more every week. Each PI is very different in how they train and interact with the people in the labs.

  11. Teaching Assistant

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

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work, fun working with students, nice to work in a lab

    Cons

    Pay was not great, the higher staff was constantly changing the curriculum at the last minute, causing the TAs to feel unprepared.

    Advice to Management

    Work out the kinks of the curriculum before the semester begins!

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