University of Maryland Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. Good Job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Recruitment Specialist (Contractor) in College Park, MD
    Former Contractor - Recruitment Specialist (Contractor) in College Park, MD

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Comfortable work environment, very laid back. Lots of knowledgeable tenured employees.

    Cons

    Parking. Because it's a university campus, parking is often far away from your building. Plus, you must make sure you park in the correct lot or zone or you will definitely be ticketed by campus police. Parking is also paid by you, the employee. Pay is also on the lower end of the industry.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Maryland

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in College Park, MD

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Variety of potential collaborations with institutes in the area (such as NIH, FDA, NIST)

    Cons

    College Park is not a safe area.


  3. Robert H. Smith School PhD Program

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in College Park, MD

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Relatively high stipend. Good administrative support.

    Cons

    A better placement program is needed.

    Advice to Management

    Pressure faculty to improve placements.


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  5. Good benefits for a student job, wish contracts were longer

    Current Employee - ELMS Support in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - ELMS Support in College Park, MD

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    For a part-time student job, the pay is very decent and the benefits are good - not many 20-something graduate students can secure health insurance, dental, etc for about $30 a month.

    Cons

    The contracts are often ended abruptly without much notice. I have seen many colleagues be notified less than a month away from the end of their contract that their job won't be renewed, leaving them high and dry in terms of tuition payment and a salary.

    Advice to Management

    Students should be provided with contracts for the length of their education at the University of Maryland. It is somewhat unfair to offer students 9month and 12 month contracts with no guarantee of renewal, and then when they are forced to find a new contract to continue their education, they are met with employers who are only interested in first-year students so as to promote employee longevity. Many people are therefore left without salaries and tuition remission halfway through a degree program.


  6. I have been studying as a Graduate Research Assisstant

    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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, lots of research opportunities

    Cons

    As a graduate student, there is no set working horus

    Advice to Management

    Some professors are lack of passion for teaching


  7. Nice place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Manager in College Park, MD

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, good time off. The staff members in my department are a pleasure to work with. There are a lot of advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Salaries are not competitive for the area. The health insurance premiums are pretty high, and I do not think they are in-line with the rest of their benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Wallace Loh is a very personable leader, but it is often clear that he cares more about political correctness than any area.


  8. Graduate Research Assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in College Park, MD

    I have been working at University of Maryland (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent research institution with myriad opportunities to pursue individualized interests.

    Cons

    State budget cuts effect overall flexibility and salaries


  9. Office Assistant, Research Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in College Park, MD

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very friendly and pleasant atmosphere

    Cons

    Not fixed and ever changing staff


  10. Student helper at Mckeldin Library

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in College Park, MD

    I worked at University of Maryland

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent people. Flexible hours, Low work load.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of, i like it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, you are doing it right.


  11. software engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nice part-time jobs, the friendly workspace and nice people

    Cons

    no much cons, just part-time jobs

    Advice to Management

    no much advices, people are nice here



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