University of Vermont

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University of Vermont Reviews

Updated June 30, 2014
Updated June 30, 2014
43 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great For Students

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    Current Employee - Research Project Assistant in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Research Project Assistant in Burlington, VT

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

    Pros

    By far the greatest benefit of working at UVM is the tuition remission. I've taken several courses during my time here and even received some graduate credit. This is an incredible benefit. If you are looking to go back to school or advance your education this is a great place to work.

    Cons

    The pay is very low considering the workload and the cost of living (especially housing) in this area. There is very little opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconsider the amount of compensation. Burlington is an expensive place to live and salaries do not keep up with the cost of living.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It was some of the best training in my field I have ever had.

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research in Burlington, VT

    I worked at University of Vermont full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good training in research, especially in how to run a lab from the ground up. After training here you can start a lab anywhere, knowing the basics of what you need.

    Cons

    Faculty not as friendly as they could be and this caused some issues with publications and work load. Other universities place an emphasis on publishing while this one places an emphasis on you working and publishing after you are done here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More support should be given to postdocs and graduate students

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Nice town, nice campus but a Little bit isolated academic community

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    Former Employee - Research Associate
    Former Employee - Research Associate

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

    Pros

    Very nice town, good mix of nature and culture

    Cons

    -High cost of living in comparison to the offered pay.
    -Too much variance between the salaries for similar positions (ie. some people are ridiculously well-compensated while others with similar merits are not) .
    -Too little diversity (mostly white males in their 30s-40s in some fields) when it comes to permanent academic positions
    -Can be very cold in winter.
    -Aside from UVM, not too many jobs in the state. If you are married, it might be hard for your spouse to get a job if they are not also employed by UVM.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value diversity more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    very good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Vermont

    Pros

    challenging and friendly, supervisor are very nice

    Cons

    cold area snow a lot

    Recommends
  6.  

    Okay.

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    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Burlington, VT

    I have been working at University of Vermont part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice area, social justice atmosphere and many interesting on-campus events.

    Cons

    Extremely hard to feel welcomed and able to contribute. Lots of politics, lack of inter-office relationships and terrible technology.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Adjunct lecturer

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Burlington, VT

    I worked at University of Vermont

    Pros

    There are good students to work with, good administrative support from the university, and excellent library and course creation support.

    Cons

    The university does not recognize adequately achievement on the part of adjunct lecturers, and is far more focussed on research funding than teaching. Good teaching is not rewarded either financially or contractually.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Flexible place to work, but lots of red tape

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Vermont

    Pros

    flexible, considerate colleagues, nice working environment, benefits are fabulous!

    Cons

    salary, lots of red tape!, hard to get anything accomplished, not much upward mobility

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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