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University of Maryland Reviews in College Park, MD

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
525 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance and above average leave compared to professional services industry (in 19 reviews)

  • Tuition remission, friendly work atmosphere, and amazing resources such as the health center (in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • a) The stipend is too low to cover the expenses of the college park/silver spring neighborhood (in 10 reviews)

  • While entry level pay is very nice do not expect the pay at advanced positions to equal the private sector (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Math tutor

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    Former Employee - Math Tutor in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Math Tutor in College Park, MD

    I worked at University of Maryland part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Friendly coworkers and boss
    The job was enjoyable and relaxing as it is a step away from normal college activities.

    Cons

    The training sessions were ineffective and very boring.
    The management system is very strict .
    There is a lot of waste time during work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The training sessions at the beginning of the semester needs improvement to increase effectiveness. The current program is a waste of time for the employer and employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Campus and good start point

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in College Park, MD

    I have been working at University of Maryland part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good start point and you can get more chances from here

    Cons

    Not too much money and can't learn too many thing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fantastic place

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in College Park, MD

    I have been working at University of Maryland part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    lovely people, knowledgeable professors, good laboratory equipments

    Cons

    low payment, does not provide good office area for graduate student

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    Good Atomosphere

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    Current Employee - Student Web Developer in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Student Web Developer in College Park, MD

    I have been working at University of Maryland part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Good work school balance
    - Managers are nice
    - Free Food sometimes

    Cons

    - Very low pay
    - No Personal Growth
    - No interesting projects

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    University of Maryland Police/Department of Public Safety

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Supervisor in College Park, MD

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

    Pros

    Some of my coworkers were highly motivated students who were on their way to government and law enforcement careers. Other coworkers are great, friendly people who make the awful conditions more bearable.

    Cons

    In general, if you're looking for opportunity, look elsewhere. Pay is low when compared to similar jobs, and advancement is nearly nonexistent. Widespread incompetence has limited (if any) repercussions. Expect to lose all work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove incompetent employees, and use the saved salary funds to pay the competent workers a competitive salary. Quality over quantity. This will solve the issue of your talent moving on to other jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Administrative Assistant

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in College Park, MD

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and good time off policies.

    Cons

    Pay was not great

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Graduate Teaching Assistant

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD

    I have been working at University of Maryland part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Tuition waived. Good insurance plans.

    Cons

    Sometimes would work longer hours than paid for.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Graduate Assistant Experience

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in College Park, MD

    I worked at University of Maryland part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It is a good university to work for. Work-life balance is excellent and professors do make sure we get adequate time to prepare for the exams and assignments.

    Cons

    Was a graduate assistant so cannot think of any cons to having that position. Sometimes office work can clash with classes so flexibility in work hours would be great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Innovative R&D leader

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in College Park, MD

    I have been working at University of Maryland full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities for inter-disciplinary research, upper management committed to career enhancement, generous comprehensive benefits package, extensive network of contacts to decision makers in R&D in nearby federal government funding agencies and laboratories, availability of highly qualified faculty and graduate research assistants.

    Cons

    I have never experienced any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work in promoting UMD as a national and international leader in language, cognition, and brain science.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and there are a lots of smart and friendly people to work with. Getting access to free software like Photoshop is an awesome side benefit.

    Cons

    The problem with UMD is the great deal of bureaucracy that comes with a large state university. The area around the campus isn't really that great and you always get police reports of armed and unarmed robberies in the area late at night. Not the best salaries compared to the expensive DC area.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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