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Texas AgriLIFE Research Reviews

Updated October 2, 2014
Updated October 2, 2014
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    Good Place to Work At

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Station, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Station, TX

    I worked at Texas AgriLIFE Research part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Could work part-time while on F1 visa and get research work. I had a fabulous guide and there was a good work-life balance maintained.

    Cons

    This depends on who your guide is and what work you are tasked with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Student worker

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in El Paso, TX

    I worked at Texas AgriLIFE Research part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    All my co-workers were great to work with and easy to get a long with. Also worked with my school schedule.

    Cons

    The Doctor I was doing research under was not very easy to work with. Seemed to pick all all of the student workers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    TAMU is better than any other Universities In terms of ethics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Texas AgriLIFE Research part-time

    Pros

    Great university environment and polite people

    Cons

    pays really low rate and not much opening

    Negative Outlook
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    Research Asst.

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    Current Employee - Student Worker II in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Student Worker II in College Station, TX

    I have been working at Texas AgriLIFE Research part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great place, great structure

    Cons

    no cons what so ever

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice what so ever

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great opportunities here, they offer a chance to really make a difference and create a career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Station, TX

    I have been working at Texas AgriLIFE Research

    Pros

    Lots of training, and chances for your input into the organization.

    Cons

    You have to commit a lot of time to them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more incentives for the employees to work harder.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Outstanding Researchers, with an excellent atmosphere and focus on education.

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Amarillo, TX
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Amarillo, TX

    I worked at Texas AgriLIFE Research

    Pros

    Focused on your education
    Excellent work-life balance
    Fair compensation
    Outstanding researchers who are down to earth and genuinely care about their research and employees
    High standard of excellence
    Always encouraging of employees endeavors

    Cons

    Top management often knows little to nothing about each individual researcher's efforts, and takes no time to try and understand before making decisions that will impact everyone.

    It is a state agency that is subject to state budgetary concerns

    Many people from the outside looking in see little to no value in what goes on, it needs to be 'marketed' better to the public because it can benefit everyone not just producers/farmers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to better understand all the researchers programs, even if just a little bit. Actively seek to spend time with them at some point during the year, not just show up for events or expo days. Keep everyone in mind when making decisions, not just pet projects or the front office. It is a great place that is really under utilized and under appreciated by many, the management talent is there it just needs to be more personable.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Hard work, little pay but with great co-workers

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Uvalde, TX
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Uvalde, TX

    I worked at Texas AgriLIFE Research

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Treated with respect by senior management
    Interesting work
    Company vehicle for out of town trips

    Cons

    The pay for research assistant is poor. There are not any incentives for moving up unless you have a degree in agriculture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is great. The salary problems reflect the Texas economy more than manager decisions.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Tier 1 Research University with great opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas AgriLIFE Research part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Research conducted by Texas AgriLIFE makes a difference in the world. Cutting edge technology and world class educational support are available as only a tier 1 research institution can provide.

    Cons

    Grants are competitive but research is well funded.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Educational

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    Current Employee - Research Instrumentation Specialist
    Current Employee - Research Instrumentation Specialist

    I have been working at Texas AgriLIFE Research

    Pros

    Great place to gain knowledge and experience.

    Cons

    Unstable due to the trickling effects of grant funding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

    Recommends
  11.  

    Great place to begin a very successful career

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant

    I have been working at Texas AgriLIFE Research

    Pros

    meet several connections
    gained research knowledge
    excellent chance to higher education...MS PHD

    Cons

    low salary pay Budget cuts

    Recommends

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