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University of Texas at Arlington Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
130 Reviews

3.9
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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.  

    As an international student I got the opportunity to work part time at the College of Business as a graduate assistant.

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

    Pros

    Graduate assistant ship is really helpful for international students as it helps in getting to pay instate tuition along with a small stipend. It also helped me in gaining work experience and also I got good connections through my work as a graduate assistant.

    Cons

    The only challenge sometimes is to learn to manage studies and work together.

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    Web Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Web Software Developer  in  Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Web Software Developer in Arlington, TX

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Promotions
    Personal Growth
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    Cons

    Perk
    Time off policies Training
    - Tons of opportunities to learn from some very smart people
    - Endless opportunities to contribute to the success of the company
    - Hands off management style where you're encouraged to learn by testing and seeing what works vs. being told what to.

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  3.  

    Fantastic opportunity to teach as an undergraduate.

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the opportunity and challenge of being in charge of a lab for a junior level course. It was a good challenge for me as a student.

    Cons

    There were some administrative tasks that were required that weren't mentioned until too late into the semester. Also, the pay for one TA was split between me and the other TA. We weren't informed this was going to be the case until just before the job started.

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    I would suggest searching out more undergraduate seniors to act as lab teaching assistants. It gives the seniors a deeper grasp of the concepts they were taught earlier, and gives the students in the class someone who they can connect with a bit more.

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  5.  

    I had the opportunity to meet great people, and further my experience during my time as a student.

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    Current Employee - Student Worker  in  Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Arlington, TX

    Pros

    The people I had a chance to work with are very supportive and flexible. The university is supportive of its student employees. Many of the student employees I have worked with have found jobs immediately after graduation.

    Cons

    There are not many cons regarding working at UT Arlington, aside from the response time from the administration. However, being a large school, it is expected.

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  6.  

    Good school for the money

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

    Pros

    Tuition is cheap. There are some dedicated professors who challenge you to do your best.

    Cons

    Not that many networking opportunities

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  7.  

    Worked for Math Clinic under Barbara Shipman; Excellent job for full time student

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tutor
    Former Employee - Tutor

    Pros

    High level of autonomy, reasonable pay, excellent for maintaining math skills and enhancing your own understanding through helping others who come in. Dr. Shipman is very flexible on scheduling. Math Department pays for food when we work extra hours during finals so we don't have to leave. Relaxing environment (plenty of 'breaks', or if not, job is fun enough to not need them typically), surrounded by fellow "geeks", can work together to help a student on particularly challenging problems. Can get homework done when Clinic is not busy.

    Cons

    Electronics of all sorts are against the rules for employees to use during their shifts without exception due to previous abuses leading to students not receiving help. This ends up being a hindrance, as sometimes electronic resources are useful in addition to textbooks. This rule is often ignored and we still manage to help the students without complaints coming in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Basically, don't change a thing, but please reconsider the rule against electronics. A possible balance is seeing if the Math Department can afford to fund a computer in the Clinic to be used only for math research/helping students.

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  8.  

    Great Research Institution

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The Geology Department has great wealth of petroleum industry knowledge

    Cons

    The younger professors are trying to establish themselves and do not know the petroleum industry as well as the older professors. There seems to be a rift of the younger professors trying to get people to do academia related work for their own benefit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more Petroleum Industry related professors. The department is making a great name for itself in the industry and the new professors seem to be annoyed by this.

  9.  

    Great School, Great Employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Worker  in  Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Arlington, TX

    Pros

    They were very understanding when I had to come in late due to school or various other obligations. They even hired me back after I left for six months

    Cons

    For the work that I was doing for the University the pay could have been a little higher. Sometimes there wasn't enough work for the student workers

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  10.  

    Not a bad place to work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere. Great Co-workers but that depends on the department you are in. Loved going to work everyday. Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    No flexibility and low pay. Offices are pretty dull and typical of universities. Not much opportunity to move up or around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the improvements to the University!!

  11.  

    A very pleasant place to work.

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

    Pros

    It is only a student job, but we are given a lot of autonomy.

    Cons

    The pay is very low and is not increased often, if at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your student workers have the tools that they need to succeed.

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