University of Vermont Reviews

Updated August 12, 2015
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University of Vermont President Tom Sullivan
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Pros
  • They have a great benefits package with great health insurance, tuition remission, and a commitment to a healthy work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • If you are looking to go back to school or advance your education this is a great place to work (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • It was hard to find a work study job after the first week or two of classes (in 2 reviews)

  • The incentives is not that good despite being in an expensive city (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Laboratory Technician

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Vermont (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Allowed me to experience an academic research position, helped me develop critical time management skills. Allowed me to develop laboratory technique

    Cons

    Was expected to work for long stretches of time (multiple weeks) without a day off. Work Life balance was difficult

    Advice to Management

    Great opportunity for undergraduate students, pushed me hard, sometimes a little too hard but it built character


  2. Difficult place to work.. Most employees very unhelpful

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

    Pros

    uvm has great benefits, huge university, so lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Mismanaged....no proper training ...and no help...employyes have been there too long...culture of not working

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers that have both management experience and financial experience


  3. Postdoctoral Fellow

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Vermont full-time

    Pros

    - Extensive experience with data collection

    Cons

    - Limited opportunities for professional development (e.g., grant writing, etc.)


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  5. Solid Benefits, large pay discrepencies

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    Current Employee - Project Director in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Project Director in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tuition remission benefits 401K matching

    Cons

    Limited advancement opps Salaries for staff and non-faculty are low and we have not received a raise in over 3 years. This is not the case for faculty/administration.


  6. OK place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    benefits, smart people, laid back

    Cons

    low salary, limited advancement opportunities


  7. Not too bad.

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    Former Employee - Maintenance in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Burlington, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy and convenient work while in school.

    Cons

    Huge bureaucracy, accounting department issues.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck with that.


  8. Worked in the Sponsored Programs office... A lot of disjointed leadership.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits Nice Time off package

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and salary Top down leadership leaves you feeling like a cog in a big machine

    Advice to Management

    More staff meetings more team building among departments


  9. It's a job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    education benefits good compensation for the area

    Cons

    There is an increasing lack for appreciate for the employees who work "in the trenched" along with ever increasing executive "bloat"


  10. Great place for research

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great peer support and learning experience. Good place to start the career. Very scenic and pleasant place to stay.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities. Not many exit options in the state due to lack of other institutes or organizations. Current funding situation not favorable.


  11. Great For Students

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    Current Employee - Research Project Assistant in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Research Project Assistant in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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



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