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UMBC Reviews

Updated February 15, 2015
Updated February 15, 2015
53 Reviews
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Pros
  • A good place to learn new things and meet new friends from different countries and cultures (in 3 reviews)

  • A great place to learn and work (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • No cons from my personal experience (in 4 reviews)

  • Nothing I could think of, great place to work (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Student at UMBC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UMBC

    Pros

    A good university to began ones career

    Cons

    no cons what so ever

  2.  

    Worked for me, not for everyone

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    Current Employee - Faculty Research Associate
    Current Employee - Faculty Research Associate

    I have been working at UMBC full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back, good connections, met interesting people, worked interesting project, lots of interesting stuff to do, flexible hours, many international collegues

    Cons

    Minimal recognition outside of Maryland area, few papers published, harder time to get into good journals even with overwhelming evidence of your work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You really can fire people who don't work. Plus, it would improve morale.

    Recommends
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    Research Assistant in CSEE

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at UMBC full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Small campus, easy to get a hold of people. Very nice area.

    Cons

    Not a lot of options in research and classes since the school is still growing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more money in this great campus

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UMBC

    Pros

    Good location, and nice professors

    Cons

    Not so many faculties to choose

  6.  

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at UMBC full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    reasonable office hour length due to other responsibilities such as grading and leading labs.

    Cons

    some professor might ask TA to give lecture with short notice, so be prepared.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Student Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UMBC

    Pros

    Good University to study and work for

    Cons

    There is nothing much to say

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    A nice place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UMBC

    Pros

    State Employee = great vacation accrual and benefits.
    University = lots of holiday time off around Christmas.
    Research setting = learning many useful skills and building a strong resume.
    I was in a small office so things were personal and flexible and supportive

    Cons

    Difficult to get merit based pay increases within State system. Small office can also lead to the occasional petty conflict but it was still a friendly work environment.

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    Technical Assistant

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    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at UMBC part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly, great place to learn office culture, ethics and a right place to learn all the required office assistant skills, and flexible.

    Cons

    Can get boring, but with the right people around you'll see yourself doing really well.

    Recommends
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    Supervisor III

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UMBC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people I worked directly with, The amount of holiday and other time off pay.

    Cons

    Difficult to make changes as a lot of professors are very set in their ways.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people based on work experience and not just the fact they have a degree. This is true for many positions. Interesting thing is that the other divisions (i.e.-UMB) do hire those who have experience and may not have a degree.

    Recommends
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    Great campus job..

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    Former Employee - Desk Staff
    Former Employee - Desk Staff

    I worked at UMBC part-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with and all motivated to succeed. Truly enjoyed my time there while completing my degree.

    Cons

    Nothing I could think of, great place to work.

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