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University of Delaware Reviews in Newark, DE

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
187 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits, big company with many growth opportunities (in 9 reviews)

  • Progressive University, good benefits, access to multitude of programs and opportunities (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Some graduate students can be a little hard to approach (but that varies as students come and go) (in 13 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Good On-campus job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Safety Technician in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Safety Technician in Newark, DE

    I worked at University of Delaware part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible with student schedule
    Co-workers are friendly

    Cons

    Pay is around minimum wage

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Graduate Assistant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Newark, DE

    I have been working at University of Delaware part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good stipend
    good mentors
    Flexible work hours

    Cons

    the graduate assistant job is pretty good for starting to earn campus. No cons as such

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well managed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    University of Delaware

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent academic environment. Friendly and nice people. Great classes both in graduate and undergraduate level. Excellent research environment and facilities. Great collaborative options.

    Cons

    Too much of partying culture among the undergrads. Wish the graduate students had more benefits and had more opportunities for career and professional development. Some parts of the campus like parts of the south campus are neglected in terms of infrastructure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better support for graduate students.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Being a Teaching Assistant for the Computer Science department is fun but time consuming

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

    I have been working at University of Delaware part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good for an undergraduate position, and it's fun helping the students. Office hours are a good time to catch up on work as students usually only visit when they have a major project or exam coming up.

    Cons

    Depending on who you TA for you may get anywhere from very little instruction on your duties to a professor micromanaging how you grade or run lab. Make sure to actively contact the professor you are TAing for even if they are not reaching out to you.

    Many times, the amount of work required by the job varies widely by the week. Pay attention to when the student's due dates are as that will help give you a rough idea of how much time you will have to spend grading. If they are struggling with an assignment, it will make it harder and more time consuming to grade.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    it is among great places to work in the USA

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Newark, DE

    I worked at University of Delaware full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Caring for People—Not Numbers
    It’s an environment that fosters exploration and creativity

    Cons

    A somewhat closed minded community

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    stay away

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Support in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - IT Support in Newark, DE

    I worked at University of Delaware full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    you get higher pay if you are from a famous university or you got a PHD degree which is a requirement if you want to be successful in the academic industry.

    Cons

    very bureaucratic and old fashioned place to work,if you want with a group of old people and not innovative ones, it is

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more rigid on time-off policies because there are employees take advantage of this and spend time at home.
    provide more training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Physics Postdoc

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Newark, DE

    I worked at University of Delaware full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits include tuition-free courses for full time employees. You can work and at the same time expand your expertise to move to a real job.

    Cons

    As in every university environment, there isn't much possibility to grow your career.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice entry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Newark, DE

    I have been working at University of Delaware part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great professors and co-workers. Great place to start to have experience for your resume.

    Cons

    Not enough hours. The pay could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good work environment!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Support Technician in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - IT Support Technician in Newark, DE

    I have been working at University of Delaware part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Management, Good opportunities for graduates

    Cons

    parking is a problem sometimes

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good starting point, not so great if you don't want to live to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Newark, DE

    I have been working at University of Delaware full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Progressive University, good benefits, access to multitude of programs and opportunities

    Cons

    pretty political at times, difficult to get what is needed because of it. Departments sometimes work against each other. Work/life balance is not great. Administration expects constant work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    culture for employees could be improved

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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