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University of Delaware Reviews in Newark, DE

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
164 Reviews
4.2
164 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits, big company with many growth opportunities (in 11 reviews)

  • The university has a beautiful campus and a great atmosphere (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Some graduate students can be a little hard to approach (but that varies as students come and go) (in 12 reviews)

  • Not much pay, and no full-time positions (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Postdoctoral Fellow

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher  in  Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Newark, DE

    I worked at University of Delaware full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You have the chance to advance your career to an assistant professor if you have very good publication record and very good preliminary data to apply grant

    Cons

    You may get stuck in a tough project and publish little. Then you will little change to advance to the next level.

  2.  

    disappointed 10 yr

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Statistical Research Associate II  in  Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Statistical Research Associate II in Newark, DE

    I have been working at University of Delaware full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    no busy. good benefit, , the people are easy to work with,

    Cons

    no promotion, low pay, no professional development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not come to this university

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    High level university

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor  in  Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Newark, DE

    I have been working at University of Delaware full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    High quality colleagues.
    Good reputation.
    Good resources.
    International students and staff.
    Beautiful campus.
    A lot of recreation areas.
    Excellent geographic location.

    Cons

    No much things to do in Newark
    The city is not well connected to its neighboring cities. You definitely need a car to have a decent life here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    pretty happy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Newark, DE

    I have been working at University of Delaware full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. location is very good
    2. salary is increased each year. about 5% (perhaps to beat inflation)

    Cons

    must own a car. public transportation is poor.

  6.  

    UD Newark

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    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Newark, DE

    I have been working at University of Delaware full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    University of Delaware has awesome benefits and health rewards, millions of places to apply in all areas of the university, college classes for free as employees, and flexibility. The entire culture of the college is growth oriented and truly engaged. Should a person decide to continue college, there are tremendous opportunities for hands on practice and learning.

    Cons

    HR policies and time needed to process any paperwork.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    UD is a good place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher  in  Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Newark, DE

    I have been working at University of Delaware full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    For a postdoc, research is high quality, access to all the necessary resources, salary is plenty to live on, 401k matching is unheard of, plenty to do in surrounding areas on holidays/weekends

    Cons

    Parts of surrounding area are not necessarily safe, but that information is readily available and the areas can easily be avoided

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some faculty that focus on the education of the students, not necessarily on their research (which is what ultimately leads to promotions in most cases)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Working at UD is great

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    Former Employee - ELI Staff  in  Newark, DE
    Former Employee - ELI Staff in Newark, DE

    I worked at University of Delaware full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very good working environment, nice staff members, great benefit package and high potential of future development

    Cons

    i have not idea about the cons of this position, working at UD has always been a great honor. Trust me, working at UD can be awesome!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    University of Delaware, a university attempting to answer the big questions in higher education.

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator  in  Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Newark, DE

    I have been working at University of Delaware full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Beautiful workplace
    Sincere commitment to professional development
    It is a university that is really trying to address the issues that is facing higher ed. There is a lot of funding in the student affairs and student services areas. it is a large institution and most people put students first.

    Cons

    The pace and the workload is very high in student affairs. there is very little concern about work life balance and we are plagued by the new RBB responsibility based budgeting, and virtually no ability to give raises to people who are doing better work than others in their department. People stay in their jobs for a long time, so not a lot of upward movement for entry levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Mixed bag.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE

    I worked at University of Delaware part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are some brilliant people, many of whom are also decent to work with. The hours tend to be flexible if you are in a lab or office.

    Cons

    Lots of politics, substance is less important than marketing. The administration/management is very disconnected from the real needs of both employees and students. It is hard to get a full time position. Everything is about inflating the school's status, not improving the actual quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop bragging, address issues, retain professors who do quality research and who are dedicated to instruction. Keep employees accountable for work through a balanced system of incentives and consequences. Have some way for low level employees to report observations... they see a lot more of what happens around campus than most of the administrators and managers do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Small town, big research

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate II  in  Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Newark, DE

    I have been working at University of Delaware full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is a good institution for those in research who like a small town feel, but good research. The research community is diverse, the benefits are amazing. The leadership and community feel really depends on the department and supervisor you have. Overall, the living expenses in the surrounding communities are less, yet the benefit programs here are really good.

    Cons

    They don't necessarily provide a whole lot of training depending on the department you enter. Again, the office culture depends on the department you go to. I've heard and seen really good office culture, and really bad office culture. I suggest you really talk to those in the department you are entering into first. If you are in the research community hoping for a lot of contact and communication across disciplines, don't have high hopes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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