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University of Maryland Reviews in Maryland

Updated Jun 25, 2014
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3.9 284 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

University of Maryland President Dr. Wallace D. Loh

Dr. Wallace D. Loh

(108 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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    Terrapin for Life

    Civil Engineering Student (Former Employee) College Park, MD

    ProsThe University of Maryland Campus is one of the most diverse campus' in the World. It is a melting pot of cultures and ideas, this is why the University is Ranked as one of the best public institutions in the World.

    ConsOnly con would be the DOT, which gives out way too many parking tickets.

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

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    Wonderful place to work and study!

    Faculty Research Assistant (Current Employee) College Park, MD

    ProsClean campus, plethora of professional opportunities for students, and interesting work!

    ConsCost of living in the area - you pay dc prices for Maryland quality of life...

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

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    post doc

    Post Doc (Current Employee) Rockville, MD

    ProsExcellent facilities, high tech area

    ConsExpensive cost of living, traffic is bad

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great support from administrators for personal growth and work-life balance

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) College Park, MD

    ProsTuition remission, friendly work atmosphere, and amazing resources such as the health center

    ConsPay is a bit low, but the benefits make up for it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more culturally and linguistically diverse people!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) College Park, MD

    Prosextremely flexible, helpful people to work with. always something new going on.

    Consnot great pay, decent, but you wont get rich here

    Advice to Senior Managementnot have employees pay for parking. its a bit ridiculous you employ me but i still pay $100's to park.

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

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    Graduate Experience in Engineering

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) College Park, MD

    ProsA great school with lots of opportunities around. Lots of grants to keep many of the graduate students on for long periods of time. Graduate research is held at a very high standard.

    ConsDepartments do not care for the graduate student's well-being. Focus will always be on the faculty and staff before the student, and most of the time policies that are in place hurt the student more than it helps.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Graduate Research Assistant

    Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) Baltimore, MD

    ProsFixable time to work on the project, work with great team and get feedback from professors.

    ConsNot much cons, good for personal growth when working on interesting/ related researches.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    UMD GA

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) College Park, MD

    ProsGood location. Enough funding. Talented colleague.

    ConsGood health care plan. Nice boss.

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    Nice place for robotics research.

    Assistant Research Scientist (Current Employee) College Park, MD

    ProsYou will find very good (i.e., skillful) collaborators for your research in engineering. The university has very good facilities to support your research, including the Neutral Buoyancy Research Facility (NBRF). The university also provides very good facilities to support your teaching. The staff people are usually very helpful. The campus is large and beautiful.

    ConsThe structure of the building does not allow to have windows in a lot of labs. The high crime rate of the area around campus.

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

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    Teaching Assistant

    Graduate Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) College Park, MD

    ProsVery nice professor! Nice students and good atmosphere

    ConsI want to say some lab equipment is old, but OK

    Advice to Senior ManagementI really enjoy be TA in physics department

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

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