University of Texas at Austin Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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  1. Research assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with a lot of smart people. Fancy research. Lots resources to use.

    Cons

    Low pay compared to living expenses. So coworkers are not easy to deal with (scientists:( )

    Advice to Management

    Higher salaries? Provide more useful training. More activities?

  2. Best Teaching Assistanship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin

    Pros

    Highly interactive environment and really nice students. Teaching in an upper undergraduate level is highly educative and its a win win for students and TA's

    Cons

    Sometimes the workload might be a little too much. Grading is the main con for being a TA. Also some students may not be friendly sometimes.

  3. Post-Graduate Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I really enjoy the work environment and people here. The benefits are fair and there is opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    Parking and traffic are obviously an issue, but public transport is a very good option here. Can get fairly crowded during the semester, but that's why we are here.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to look for ways to allow your employees to grow. Provide more opportunities to meet people outside of your office or department.

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  5. Teaching assistant

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    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Professors are friendly and easy to work with. Students do their best to learn things.

    Cons

    There may be a communication issue that result in a lot of repetitive work.

  6. I've been working at one of the departments at the Law schools and have absolutely loved working here.

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Austin, TX

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Schedules and a stress free work environment.
    Free lunch at least half the semester due to different activities and events.
    Super cordial

    Cons

    Wage rates aren't the best
    Its far from the rest of the campus
    O's is the only place to eat

    Advice to Management

    More delegation of work would do the student workers good for future opportunities

  7. Graduate Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The University engineering school is highly ranked, lots of resources, well-equipped with instruments. Austin is one of the coolest towns to be a student in.

    Cons

    Grad school makes you very poor and takes too long to graduate!

  8. It's a good starter job but there is no opportunity for advancement if you do not have an 'in' connection

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits-medical, dental, and vision insurance for staff.

    Cons

    Workplace environment can be negative if you are not 'one' of them meaning graduated from here or the like.
    No opportunity for advancement.
    No pay raises after two years, on average most staff with these than three years on the job makes less than $13 an hour.
    As cost of living in and around Austin increased your paycheck will not.

    Advice to Management

    Respect the staff
    Rally for pay raises
    Not everyone graduated from UT.

  9. Student Assistant

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant
    Current Employee - Student Assistant

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing supervisors and amazing way to treat students. My experience with UT as a Student worker has been great!

    Cons

    I don't think there is a negative side of having a great job close to your classes and right in campus! :)

  10. Good work/life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun projects, some good people to work with

    Cons

    Poor management structure, not much room for growth

  11. Mentally challenging work in a forward looking environment

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    Current Employee - Texas in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Texas in Austin, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    UT has just started building new administrative systems which means there are lots of opportunities to create and learn. Interesting people as colleagues.

    Cons

    Large institutions require lots of discussions in order to gain buy-in.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in existing staff through training and work flexibility.

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