University of Texas at Arlington

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University of Texas at Arlington Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
137 Reviews
3.9
137 Reviews
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University of Texas at Arlington President Vistasp M. Karbhari
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There's a very good work life balance across the board (in 6 reviews)

  • Work environment, work ethics, friendly colleagues, academic environment (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay, even with the benefits (in 6 reviews)

  • Not many opportunities for Part time (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Library system was good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Library Assistant III  in  Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Library Assistant III in Arlington, TX

    I worked at University of Texas at Arlington full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good hours. Easily changed from a day to nighttime schedule. Co-workers a pleasure to work with day in and day out. Teamwork was emphasized. Training was ongoing and available anytime we asked. Medical and dental coverage.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for upward mobility without a masters of Library Science. Library Assistant III was as high as one could go as a paraprofessional. Interdepartmental communication breakdown were common. While Intradepartmental organization was easy enough, interdepartmental cooperation was sometimes a struggle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with employees and accept honest constructive criticism.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    UT-Arlington Graduate Student

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at University of Texas at Arlington full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    low living expenses, warm climate.

    Cons

    lack of tuition support, gravity toward teaching rather than research

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More dynamic environment with less beurocracy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Poor training and the office was understaffed because of budget cuts.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Arlington, TX

    I worked at University of Texas at Arlington full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and nice campus. Was happy to have access to library.

    Cons

    Poor training and little room for growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Good Stepping Stone

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Texas at Arlington full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very conducive environment to understand which market place to get yourself into

    Cons

    Some red tapes and protocols which slows a lot of the process down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on a result oriented management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    lab assistant

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    Current Employee - Lab Assistant  in  Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at University of Texas at Arlington part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    easy stuff and very easy to understand

    Cons

    too boring. Just had to sit and nothing much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very nice people/staff and professors, but lack of quality in student intake and maybe as a result, the coursework.

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant  in  Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Arlington, TX

    I worked at University of Texas at Arlington part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very friendly professors and staff.
    Willingness to help you out at any cost.
    Great department chairperson.
    Easy coursework.
    Easy 4.0

    Cons

    Quality and rank is low.
    Simply being nice doesn't help the students in the real sense.
    UTA are finding themselves slip down the ranks and one must seriously weight options before they take UTA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to hire more quality, young, tenure-track faculty.
    Increase the standards of intake.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Arlington, TX

    I worked at University of Texas at Arlington part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Campus.
    Good office.
    Excellent relationships with superiors.

    Cons

    No benefits for part time employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give benefits to part time employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed Bag: Inflexible Administration, accommodating Faculty

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Texas at Arlington full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The facilities are constantly being upgraded--at least in the College of Engineering. The university is getting better at sharing laboratory resources (i.e. chemicals, equipment, expertise) to the benefit of all.

    Cons

    But the majority of the staff seem to hate their jobs. Don't expect any HR personnel to go above and beyond for you. And need something from anyone on the administrative side of things? Be prepared to be ignored, delayed, and trivialized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find some way to increase morale of your administrative staff. Most of them seem to hate their jobs...and they are on the whole, spectacularly unhelpful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Overall Good Experience-But Worried About University Morale

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    Former Employee - Business
    Former Employee - Business

    I worked at University of Texas at Arlington full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The university, like all other UT System institutions in general, offers great health, vision, dental and retirement benefits. There's a very good work life balance across the board. Most staff work the usual 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. hours and working late or staying overtime are pretty rare.

    Cons

    Low staff morale that continues to drop. Low pay, even with the benefits. Little room to move up. The university rather hire "new blood" rather than promote from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reevaluate staff positions and pay a salary that is closer to what one would make in the private sector.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    UTA

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Texas at Arlington full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits located in a very central area.

    Cons

    Salary is less than other universities in the area

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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