University of Vermont Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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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. Environmental Program

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Burlington, VT

    I worked at University of Vermont

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

    Pros

    Really enjoyed being a teaching assistant in the environmental program, I held the position for both ENVS 001 and 002. The independence for curriculum design in the labs was a great skill set to attain while still a student.

    Cons

    I suppose there were times where it was unclear how to maintain consistency when grading labs, as different TAs evaluated the labs differently.


  2. Fellow

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Supportive staff.

    Cons

    No benefits for this position.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on livable wage


  3. Teaching Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Vermont

    Pros

    Worked closely with professors and students with a very flexible time schedule.

    Cons

    Budget cuts provided very few hours and there wasn't many opportunities to make much money.


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  5. Research Assistant/ Graduate Student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Vermont

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good working environment, good campus, work/life balance

    Cons

    low benefits, partial insurance coverage


  6. Awesome place for research and outdoors activities

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Vermont

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great environment in the lab and outside the lab

    Cons

    If you are an outdoor person, great activities; not much for indoor activities


  7. Research Assistant

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

    I have been working at University of Vermont

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work is very flexible, and fun. Very nice laid back community to work for. A lot of independent work with very little supervision, and great appreciation.

    Cons

    There is poor pay and coverage for temporary employees. Temp. teachers are often left stranded, and kept as temps. so that the university does not have to give them benefits and a good wage.

    Advice to Management

    The university as a whole should begin to spread it's funding to other employees. As it is a public school the disparity between wages should be smaller than it currently is.


  8. Employment at the UVM

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    Former Employee - Business Office Generalist
    Former Employee - Business Office Generalist

    I worked at University of Vermont

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

    Pros

    UVM has a great package of benefits including health insurance and retirement plan.

    Cons

    Very low salaries for those who are not in a high faculty or administrative range.


  9. Not a bad place to live but not exactly a world-class institution.

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

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

    Pros

    Absolutely gorgeous location and a lively undergraduate student body. The people are very pleasant and the campus is located downtown.

    Cons

    Very isolating from the international community and not a huge depth of expertise on campus in particular fields. If you want to study agriculture, then UVM has a lot of advantages but other than that it wasn't up my alley.


  10. Rewarding place to provide support to all types of learners (undergrad, continuing education, medical, ms, phd students)

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    Current Employee - Office Support in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Office Support in Burlington, VT

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Staff Benefits! Classes for free, great health insurance, retirement contribution, progressive time off, potential for work-hour flexibility.

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility for staff within units.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  11. Tale of a former work study student.

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    Former Employee - Work Study in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Work Study in Burlington, VT

    I worked at University of Vermont part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    I was a work study student in the Living and Learning buildings. It was a really great work environment. I was able to network with faculty and other students in buildings on campus I would not have otherwise spent a lot of time. I was able to complete assignments for my classes while at the same time gaining valuable work experience.

    Cons

    It was hard to find a work study job after the first week or two of classes. I was not able to keep my job at the main desk because there were not any available hours that fit in my schedule with my other job.

    Advice to Management

    Make the process of finding a work study job a little bit easier and the website a little more user friendly.



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