University of Texas at Arlington

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University of Texas at Arlington Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
148 Reviews
3.9
148 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)

  • The work environment over here is quite good (in 8 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.  

    Laid Back environment. However pay is low

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

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

    Pros

    Standard university setting.
    Laid back
    Moral ethic do exist
    Helpful people
    Very good health benefits and PTO

    Cons

    Peak season pack with students and faculty members.
    Pay is too low compare to work one put in (high turnover rate)
    Too strict on ''clock in''
    Departments lack in good communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the pay then you will employee sticking for awhile.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Arlington, TX

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

    Pros

    The work environment over here is quite good. There are enough facilities both for the students and for the teachers to teach effectively. The department is helpful enough.

    Cons

    There is a lack of proper authority. The authority should care about its employees and listen to their issues and try to solve that. The authority should pay attention to the meetings and discussions and take necessary steps in order to address those.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    REU

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Texas at Arlington

    Pros

    Very relaxed, not too much pressure

    Cons

    Not very organized at times

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Interesting, to say the least...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Public Safety Officer in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Public Safety Officer in Arlington, TX

    I worked at University of Texas at Arlington full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Job stability, lots of available overtime, annual retention bonus and GREAT benefits. Room for growth is limited depending on which department you specifically work for. Pay could also be better in comparison to other higher learning institutions in the area.

    Cons

    Company values were not actively portrayed through the staff and employees. Mandatory overtime can sometimes cause a difficult work-life balance. Depending on specific department, often times the company culture can be quite childish and petty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and allow their input to effectively be heard and considered.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    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 (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
  7.  

    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 (more than an 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
  8.  

    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 (less than an 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
  9.  

    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 (more than an 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
  10.  

    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 (more than an 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
  11.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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

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