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UMUC Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
93 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits, good vacation time, decent training opportunities (in 6 reviews)

  • Good opportunity to advance quickly, tuition remission up to 9 semester hours, great place to start your career (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Academic Advisors are little more than call center representatives (in 6 reviews)

  • Little to no advancement opportunities (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    A global organization with a promising future, IF...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator

    Pros

    Excellent brand. Excellent educational benefits. Good work life balance. Great opportunities for travel if you work with one of the overseas branches. Has a satisfying mission.

    Cons

    Poor execution. Unhealthy political climate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Faculty and staff should be able to communicate the organization's value proposition and know how he or she contributes to that value.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great starter position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor

    Pros

    You're gonna learn the ropes of academic advising and you'll get to see some of the inner workings of higher education. There's built in mechanisms for advancement (should you choose to utilize them), and tuition remission is also pretty great.

    Cons

    The student population is sometimes completely absurd. It takes a lot of patience to deal with some of them. There's always a gigantic business culture shift around the corner, and there is hardly and truly open line of communication between average employees and upper management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A great step in the door!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Data Entry Associate  in  Largo, MD
    Former Employee - Technical Data Entry Associate in Largo, MD

    Pros

    Great opportunities for growth, benefits and camaraderie.

    Cons

    leadership, communication and work load.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more effectivley

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Decent Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Counselor  in  Largo, MD
    Current Employee - Financial Aid Counselor in Largo, MD

    Pros

    Best things to look forward to as a regular, non-contractual employee.

    1) Leave. 5 weeks of paid leave is ridiculous for a starting position or any mid-career position. Most other universities don't even offer that until 15-20 years of service.
    2) Tuition Remission.

    These two make working here and the lower amount of pay worth it.

    Cons

    Largo is hard to get to, so commutes can be difficult. Although it is right off of the beltway and that makes things a lot easier.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    The pay is decent, I'm satisified.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I like the freedom you are given.

    Cons

    The caliber of student isn't the best.

  7.  

    Wonderful Experiential Learning Program

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor  in  Largo, MD
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Largo, MD

    Pros

    Online courses in state-of-the-art system, attentive professors, credit for experiences with completed EXCL 301 and evaluated portfolio

    Cons

    8 week term means a lot of hours during each week to complete courses

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great people to work with but management is very poor.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Largo, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Largo, MD

    Pros

    Great people to work with, Good Benefits, Great Location, The facilities are great.

    Cons

    The pay is okay, and management is not great, the cafeteria is expensive and okay food, need more hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be more organized. Furthermore, to connect more with your employer.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Decent Starter Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor  in  Largo, MD
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor in Largo, MD

    Pros

    Good hours, flexible schedule, easy job, casual work environment, onsite cafeteria with good food, opportunity to help students

    Cons

    Low pay for amount of work expected, Call center environment with heavy coaching. Health benefit stipend is not enough, benefits should be included in pay, which should be higher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower management divides into cliques. They also need to be more upfront with employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    A great place for high title management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Adelphi, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Adelphi, MD

    Pros

    If you are in leadership your salary is almost guaranteed to be 100k

    Cons

    Not loyal to their employees - especially the low level staff. Promotions rarely happen...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Very disappointing career move for IT

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Adelphi, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Adelphi, MD

    Pros

    Wonderfully talented and dedicated staff. Folks within the company are passionate, genuine and a pleasure to work with side by side. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Sr management within IT is very weak and arrogant. Need to the bridge gap between vision and execution. Long standing employees should be valued more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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