UMBC
4.1 of 5 30 reviews
www.umbc.edu Baltimore, MD 5000+ Employees

UMBC Reviews

Updated Apr 5, 2014
UMBC – US – “Beautiful Passage”

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You will learn everything you need as a professional.

Incubator Manager (Current Employee)
Baltimore, MD

I have been working at UMBC full-time for more than 3 years

ProsYou will wear many hats due to the nature of the non-profit businesses.

ConsNeed to be motivated and have strong leadership skills and communication skills. You will also need to find a work-life balance as soon as possible, as this is a salaried job and some aspects of the job require travel and weekend or evening work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent environment to work in

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Baltimore, MD

I have been working at UMBC part-time for less than a year

ProsThe hours at the Design and Print shop are very flexible. Also, the designers and animators work together in one room, so it's rather collaborative. Although the students are working at minimum wage, it's an excellent application of what they are taught in classes.

ConsThe personnel is frequently changing, resulting in some confusion for newcomers and clients during transitions. However, it is something that cannot be helped.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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University

Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Baltimore, MD

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

Prosgood, helpful, career oriented, wide technology and opportunities

Conspoor support, no financial support & lack of order at times,

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work many opportunities

Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Arbutus, MD

I have been working at UMBC as an intern for more than a year

ProsReally good opportunities is research for students. Professors find ways to get students involved in research and encourage it.

ConsSometimes the payroll can get messed up.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe school has been number one up and coming for a number of years now because they push their students really hard. One thing would be to ease up on the students' curriculum by not making the classes quite as rigorous.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good overall quality, but there is room for improvement

Graduate Student (Former Employee)
Baltimore, MD

I worked at UMBC full-time for more than 5 years

ProsA good place to learn new things and meet new friends from different countries and cultures

ConsSalary is not very satisfying. Requires more investment to provide more state-of-the-art equipment

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Adjunct Professor (Former Employee)
Baltimore, MD

I worked at UMBC as a contractor for more than a year

ProsMy Dept Chair was fantastic. The Best students are truly outstanding. An impressive resume builder, while you look for a career job inside or outside of academia. Great for if you want to teach just for the love or teaching, or to build your resume.

ConsNo benefits for adjuncts. (We were encouraged to sign up for Medicaid.) Salary is terrible--$3,700 or so for one class, per semester. I was given a lot of student--about 50--meaning that my workload was very high for my incredibly low salary and no benefits.

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate living-wage full-time teaching positions. Your current school functions only because you exploit adjunct faculty.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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loved it!

Lab Manager (Current Employee)
Catonsville, MD

I have been working at UMBC part-time for more than 3 years

Prosyou are a part of a well led organization. it is a state run, job security is huge if you contribute, you see the results of your work.

ConsOnly con is that that the private sector tends to pay better. i loved working here, growing here and being educated at a quickly growing school.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Friendly and good people to work around

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at UMBC as an intern

Pros-Flexible schedule
-quiet environment
-good people
-good management team

Cons-work maybe slow
-no windows
-not too many cons

Advice to Senior Management-no advice needed, good management team

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Wonderful University

Adjunct Professor (Current Employee)
Baltimore, MD

I have been working at UMBC part-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood faculty with numerous opportunities for professional growth and continuous learning through workshops. High quality leadership from the President on down.

ConsNo cons, as this is a great place to work.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to be a role model for excellent educational leadership.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Kind-hearted people who made common errors when attributing graphic design feedback

Graphic Designer (Current Employee)
Baltimore, MD

I have been working at UMBC part-time for less than a year

ProsI discovered I am able to work with a variety of personalities on tight deadlines, and I was given a great opportunity to learn those skills. In fact, I found out that my co-workers were creative in finding ways of improving their surroundings.

ConsI found out that university bureaucracy does not allow for the most creative expression. In other words, the university limited my ability by creative rigid and inflexible style guide requirements.

Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop a better understanding of the work before criticizing the improvements required.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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