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Graduate Assistant

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at University of Maryland

Pros

low work hours if TA, variety of asian foods available considering for a small town, near DC

Cons

air condition in some buildings something does not work

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  1. Great experience

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    Former Contractor - Editor in College Park, MD
    Former Contractor - Editor in College Park, MD

    I worked at University of Maryland as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked as contractor - manager very flexible - work-life balance

    Cons

    If you work as a contractor, there are no benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give preference to have contractors come on board as full-time instead of having them compete equally against outsiders

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  2. Struggling at the moment, but planning for the future

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in College Park, MD

    I have been working at University of Maryland full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a large, research-oriented university. There's a lot going on, and there are many world-class scientists doing cutting-edge research. It would require exceptional diligence to avoid learning about at least a few cool projects. Regarding the university's recent problems, President Loh seems to understand them and has been taking steps to address them.

    Cons

    Following the 2008 economic crisis, the State of Maryland actually tried to protect the University of Maryland. UMD in turn tried to protect its research programs, at the cost of many mid- and low-level administrators. In some very meaningful ways, the University of Maryland is actually a pretty okay place to be doing research right now. In other meaningful ways however, the University of Maryland is a very annoying place to be doing anything right now because much of the administration has been gutted. Many professors have resisted shouldering the extra work and have focused instead on deflecting the work onto whoever they can. This is in part because the funding situation has become desperate and many of them can't afford to focus on anything other than securing their next grant. I'm not sure how this compares to other institutions, but it hasn't been pleasant.

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