University of Vermont

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University of Vermont Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2014
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3.9 39 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

University of Vermont President Tom Sullivan

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    Great For Students

    Research Project Assistant (Current Employee) Burlington, VT

    ProsBy 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Postdoctoral Research (Former Employee) Burlington, VT

    ProsGood 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.

    ConsFaculty 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 Senior ManagementMore support should be given to postdocs and graduate students

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Research Associate (Former Employee)

    ProsVery 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 Senior Managementvalue diversity more

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    very good

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proschallenging and friendly, supervisor are very nice

    Conscold area snow a lot

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Okay.

    Program Assistant (Current Employee) Burlington, VT

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Adjunct lecturer

    Lecturer (Former Employee) Burlington, VT

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

    ConsThe 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.

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    Flexible place to work, but lots of red tape

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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