University of Texas at Austin Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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University of Texas at Austin President William Powers Jr.
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Pros
  • Easy to have a great work-life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Stable compensation with great benefits in a fun environment (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Graduate student jobs are not compensated fairly (in 14 reviews)

  • low pay compared to other places (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Graduate teaching assistant

    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Austin, TX

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very satisfying job with a good pay for part time

    Cons

    Selection is based on how opportunist you are.


  2. Head Men's Lacrosse Coach

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with great student athletes who have a passion for success

    Cons

    Must be flexible and travel for recruiting


  3. Good School, but could improve in many areas

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    It is a good school and there is lots to do in Austin. There are good restaurants around campus and the people are generally friendly.

    Cons

    While there are a few people to help post-docs in the college of natural sciences, overall the school is lacking in resources and training to produce successful scientists. They rely completely on the busy faculty to train and mould productive scientists.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider allocating more resources to training graduate students and post-docs because they are the hands that ensure the high rankings of the university, which has dropped significantly over the past few years.


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  5. Best possible job as a student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin part-time

    Pros

    Extremely flexible hours, the project you get are based on what you are interested in, great way to network and develop a relationship with professors.

    Cons

    Sometimes positions available are limited based on the amount of funding your department receives. Other than this, I have no issues with this job.


  6. Graduate Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Caring staff Range of opportunities Hook 'em

    Cons

    High stress environment with high competition


  7. Excellent Research

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Knowledgeable faculty. State of the art facilities.

    Cons

    No merit based rewards for grad students.


  8. Student Technician

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Technician in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Student Technician in Austin, TX

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a really easy going job and I have a lot of time to work on homework.

    Cons

    I would like to be able to learn more, but since I'm a student, I'm limited.


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    Great place to work if you have a talented team with you

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great health benefits Sometimes events held in your department mean free merchandise Knowledgeable staff if you're in the right department The cons outweigh the pros if you luck out with your job/team

    Cons

    Some staff are obnoxious/"clique-ish" depending on where you work (workplace drama/gossip can run rampant) pay can be low no real pay raises unless being recognized for merit bureaucracy at UT is crazy, if you haven't worked with them for very long you have no rights as an employee


  10. Graduate Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good support from administrators and a relatively straightforward bureaucracy. Pretty good freedom, depending on PI and there is plenty of onsite benefit.

    Cons

    Raises didn't always match the increased cost of living.


  11. Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There was a minimal amount of work.

    Cons

    There were large classes each semester.



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