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University of Maryland Reviews in Maryland

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
475 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance and above average leave compared to professional services industry (in 18 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 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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    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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    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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    Innovative R&D leader

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    • Career Opportunities
    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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    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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    A professional, immersive, and overall exceptional working experience that combines career development with peer mentors

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    Current Employee - Peer Career Educator in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Peer Career Educator in College Park, MD

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

    Pros

    -Career Development
    -Resume development
    -Networking
    -Working with students
    -Community building
    -Strong working environment
    -Friendly co-workers

    Cons

    I have no objections to working here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    A great experience!

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    Current Employee - Event Support Employee in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Event Support Employee in College Park, MD

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

    Pros

    Very flexible hours. Cater to your student needs as well as your schedule. Time off is very easy and you can also do work in the office.

    Cons

    Pay grade may start low depending where you work. Minimum wage increase is not applied to all jobs on campus. On of my jobs had it, the other did not.

    Recommends
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    High Quality, Low Cost Engineering Education

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

    I have been working at University of Maryland full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Exposure to research, lot's of employment opportunities, environment encourages creativity. UMD is a great place to start one's journey into different technical fields.

    Cons

    Sometimes you can feel like just a number. Lower level courses can be more challenging than upper level, and may discourage students from continuing their studies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help encourage student workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome University

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in College Park, MD

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

    Pros

    opportunity, relationships, resources, culture, work-life balance

    Cons

    everyone has a different experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some professors may be horrible, ask around what kind of professors they are

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Rockville, MD

    I worked at University of Maryland full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    flexible time-off policies, integrity, science oriented environment

    Cons

    soft money salaries, pressure to get grants

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I enjoyed my time as a work study granted student at the college

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

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

    Pros

    Worked around class schedule
    Friendly environment in the departments I worked in
    Was frequently able to do school work when it was not busy
    Free food left after luncheons

    Cons

    Had to take care of some problems that should not have been directed to a student assistant
    Sometimes hard to focus on work when there were large luncheons

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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