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University of Maine System Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
37 Reviews
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    Teacher's assistant (Math)

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant (Math) in Orono, ME
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant (Math) in Orono, ME

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

    Pros

    Stipend wasn't bad (if you live small), spend my master's doing this, and was relatively enjoyable way to get your master's completed while getting bills paid

    Cons

    Work load can vary from semester to semester depending on who you TA for.

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I stepped in to a job that was fast moving and challenging.

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    Former Employee - Procurement Coordinator in Gorham, ME
    Former Employee - Procurement Coordinator in Gorham, ME

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

    Pros

    The community of people were very supportive to work with, leadership were hard working and set the bar. The health insurance was one of the best benefits. Training was a great part of the job.

    Cons

    Work volume was very busy.

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    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Takes care of its employees

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Orono, ME
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Orono, ME

    I worked at University of Maine System full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits were amazing. Work load was very reasonable, had the option to take up to two courses at the University per semester.

    Cons

    Median age was over 35, was difficult to grow within department. There was some serious inner turmoil with the budget cuts and when the President at Orono resigned before his contract ended.

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    Student Labor IV

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    Current Employee - Student Labor IV in Orono, ME
    Current Employee - Student Labor IV in Orono, ME

    I have been working at University of Maine System as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    RA position, work with professor, learn a lot.

    Cons

    Not a good pay by a engineering job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    It was a lot of good research experience in the animal health lab.

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Orono, ME
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Orono, ME

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

    Pros

    Well you get a lot of experience going on with animal health aspects and also basic laboratory and research skills. Makes you think a reasonable and solid research approach.

    Cons

    Initially Englishn as an international was challenging. It is hard to live in a place where it is hard to find your food taste you need in lower expenses. I needed work when I was there, I was staying idle when I was not doing research activity. That was troubling.

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    Great if you're full-time...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Maine System part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits etc, pay is pretty good. Pretty much set as long as you don't screw up in a major way.

    Cons

    Lots of hoops to jump through, bureaucratic red tape...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Supervisors should check in on those they supervise more than just once a year. Pop in and say hi, see how I'm doing once in a while.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Solid museum

    Former Employee - Curatorial Intern
    Former Employee - Curatorial Intern

    I worked at University of Maine System as an intern

    Pros

    incredible collection, amazing new storage facility

    Cons

    small staff, limited resources, little pr

  9.  

    Was a good place to work. Steadily declining.

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    Current Employee - Security Guard in Orono, ME
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Orono, ME

    I have been working at University of Maine System full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, classes are free, free access to Rec Center/Gym.

    Cons

    A dank and dreary subway stop on the railroad to success. More and more of a corporation setting and attitude rather than academia.
    No 'new-blood' in the system. Department heads that have held the same seat for millennia are highly resistant to change, resulting in a stagnant and bureaucratic workplace.
    Come here if you want a notch on your resume and move on after a year or two like everyone else (if it lasts that long).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in employees and put place value on retention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Wouldn't suggest working there

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    Former Employee - IT Systems in Orono, ME
    Former Employee - IT Systems in Orono, ME

    I worked at University of Maine System part-time

    Pros

    Direct boss was a joy to work for

    Cons

    Restructuring and retitling is a constant. Salary is sub-par

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    ASAP Media Services

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    Former Employee - Student Employee in Orono, ME
    Former Employee - Student Employee in Orono, ME

    I worked at University of Maine System full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Dynamic workplace that caterers to collaborative exploration. Half of the work done is research and development toward producing a product for a paying customer, and the other half is researching an area of interest.

    Cons

    The lack of structure is different than other jobs. Weekly presentations on what you are currently working on. Low starting pay for a student employee.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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