University of Maryland Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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  1. Great place to work as an undergrad

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Maryland (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    As a TA, the work was exciting. You get to talk about the subjects you love, and the more enthusiastic you are, the better it is.

    Cons

    Sometimes the grading becomes a little intensive. You need to set aside more time than you'd expect to do it correctly.

    Advice to Management

    The professors often have very little experience in teaching pedagogy. There really should be some course to orient professors with how to effectively communicate material. This inability leads to some classrrom activities being given to TAs which do very little for the learning process.


  2. Good resources and beautiful campus

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in College Park, MD
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Maryland as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's located at college park, near US-FDA. So people work here have close relationships with US-FDA, which is very important as you share the resources with them as well.

    Cons

    Sometimes things could take a long time if not meeting the specific requirements.


  3. A renowned physics department

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Maryland full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The University of Maryland has many research opportunities for physics Ph.D. students. Once they know you, the administration is very helpful and certainly works with students to take care of any paperwork. Student's I've worked with have had many opportunities after graduating. The graduate student community is also quite tight-knit and helpful.

    Cons

    As with any top-tear research school, work can get a little overwhelming. This is really specific to a student's advisor, but the school definitely protects the tough advisors who bring in a lot of grant money. Grad student stipend is enough to get by but not much more.

    Advice to Management

    It may seem like a good idea to host social events at 4 o'clock on a Friday, but many students have more expected of them than to leave the lab early. I personally felt excluded from these events because of the time at which the occurred. Many of us are hard working and under a lot of pressure, and merely creating an image of a relaxed and fun environment doesn't necessarily create one. If the department really wants to produce a laid-back atmosphere, the expectations for students should be clearly presented and the department should work with advisors to cooperatively embrace self-care.


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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD

    I have been working at University of Maryland full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    easy environment, people here are nice

    Cons

    the salary here is not as good as in industry


  6. Student

    Current Employee - Maryland in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Maryland in College Park, MD

    I have been working at University of Maryland full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It had a good engineering program

    Cons

    There were not many downsides


  7. Administrative Assistant II

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant II in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant II in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved everything about the university and campus. The people are extremely friendly. I would definitely return if offered a position.

    Cons

    The pay is ok for higher-end positions. Admins are generally treated poorly internally. Within one year I had received 3 pay raises.


  8. GRA

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good research labs and professors

    Cons

    Currently have not found any downsides


  9. student

    Current Employee - Student in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Student in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Maryland full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very diverse environment. Never bored.

    Cons

    It is easy to get lost in the crowd here.


  10. Teaching Assistant

    Former Employee - Networks and Protocols II -Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Networks and Protocols II -Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD

    I worked at University of Maryland (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - You get a good exposure and many opportunities to learn. The part time work opportunities are endless in the range.

    Cons

    - There are no cons of working at the University of Maryland, College park. No knowledge and no work experience ever go waste.


  11. Great place

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great colleagues, bike friendly, close to Washington DC

    Cons

    too humid in the summer



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