TEES Reviews

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  1. Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in College Station, TX
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TEES (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employment at TEES was meant to improve skills as a researcher for engineering and science. TEES affords many opportunities for skills growth. The experience is real and valuable and can translate to real-world applications easily.

    Cons

    There aren't many. Salary is limited, naturally and it can best be described as "getting paid for 20 hours but actually working 40".


  2. Not For A Researcher

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TEES full-time

    Pros

    Comparing with other similar organizations in Texas, the salary and benefits are high for many positions though not for my position.

    Cons

    There is no maternity leave so that you have to use your sick leave for delivering baby, maybe it is common in Texas? As a researcher, I see my employer cared more about other things than research.


  3. Decent Place as Starting Research Engineer

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    Current Employee - Research Engineering Associate I in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Research Engineering Associate I in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TEES full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A&M and College Station are fun communities to work within. Decent management of resources, acquisition practices, etc.

    Cons

    As in most universities, research progress can be throttled by bureaucracy.


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  5. You only get through it if you really want it

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in College Station, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TEES part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours. You get to meet interesting and passionate people. A lot of the professors in Texas A&M University are really good scientists and mentors.

    Cons

    Compensation is really low, benefits are bad and there no vacation time. As a graduate student you have no work/life balance; if you are doing a PhD, this is a very serious issue. You can only survive if you have an iron stomach or you are really dedicated. Expect some health issues due to stress.

    Advice to Management

    Give some raises, better benefits and force professors to have their students take some time off.


  6. Graduate Assistant Researcher

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at TEES part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The great thing about working for TEES is broad engineering capabilities from aerospace to nuclear. They even have their own nuclear reactor!

    Cons

    Bureaucratic administrators that are more concerned about checking off boxes and following orders than building a better company.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to cut costs, cut the useless middle and upper management jobs.


  7. Student worker, field experience, monthly presentations

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in College Station, TX
    Former Employee - Student Worker in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TEES part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relatively easy work. A lot of opportunities to talk to professionals in your field and build relationships early.

    Cons

    Not very strict. Self-driven, meaning that if you don't ask for more work, you won't be given more work. It's easy to find work by stopping by people's offices to see if they have anything for you to do, but on the other hand, if you don't want to work that day, no one will check up on you.

    Advice to Management

    Plan work schedules.


  8. Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work with

    Cons

    No cons from my end


  9. An excellent introduction to research

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in College Station, TX
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TEES part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The projects are interesting, and undergraduates are given great perks and treated respectfully where I am. The pay is fair and the hours are flexible.

    Cons

    As a part-time student worker, sometimes important deadlines can be too demanding, and require a lot of outside hours, stress, and pressure.

    Advice to Management

    I really don't deal with upper management.


  10. It was a great experience!

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in College Station, TX
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TEES full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent atmosphere. Great focus on sharpening skills.

    Cons

    Expected time commitment a little bit higher. Can have to turn up at unplanned times.

    Advice to Management

    You'e doing great work. Can add a grader to the position.


  11. Managed the Datacenter Networks for TEES-IS

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    Current Employee - Senior Network Administrator in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Network Administrator in College Station, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TEES full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Close to home. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Low salary, otherwise, a good job



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