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University of Maryland Reviews in College Park, MD

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
448 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance and above average leave compared to professional services industry (in 17 reviews)

  • Tuition remission, friendly work atmosphere, and amazing resources such as the health center (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • a) The stipend is too low to cover the expenses of the college park/silver spring neighborhood (in 9 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.  

    I satisfied overall environment at UMD

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

    I worked at University of Maryland full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I had a great supervisor at UMD.

    Cons

    GRA salary was a bit low.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't work here.

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate  in  College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in College Park, MD

    I worked at University of Maryland full-time

    Pros

    Access to research participant pool.

    Cons

    Your quality of life and research career depends almost entirely on your faculty sponsor. There is no room to move up. Most faculty in my department don't care about their research staff or their grad students. It is an opportunity for them to use and waste others' research skills and careers. They will also blatantly lie about policies and salary increase opportunities. It is unclear whom to turn to for career guidance or to be an advocate for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Sales Person

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in College Park, MD

    I worked at University of Maryland part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Manager
    Friendly staff
    Very chill about working schedule
    Short shifts

    Cons

    Staff not all motivated to work hard
    Management did not communicate properly
    Low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To hire people who are invested in making the store a better place

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    I learned a lot as a graduate assistant and was able to fund my degree while working

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities, flexible time, and free tuition.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to rise in the organization as a grad student

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Terrapin for Life

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    Former Employee - Civil Engineering Student  in  College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Civil Engineering Student in College Park, MD

    I worked at University of Maryland full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The University of Maryland Campus is one of the most diverse campus' in the World. It is a melting pot of cultures and ideas, this is why the University is Ranked as one of the best public institutions in the World.

    Cons

    Only con would be the DOT, which gives out way too many parking tickets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Wonderful place to work and study!

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

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

    Pros

    Clean campus, plethora of professional opportunities for students, and interesting work!

    Cons

    Cost of living in the area - you pay dc prices for Maryland quality of life...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Easy work, flexible hours

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    Former Employee - IT Client Support  in  College Park, MD
    Former Employee - IT Client Support in College Park, MD

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

    Pros

    -Laid back office
    -you set your own schedule
    -easy
    -when you work with a nice caller it's a good job

    Cons

    -boring during time between calls
    -as with any phone support you will get called by jerks
    -sometimes too laidback. There are frequently times when there's nothing to do so everyone just faffs about for a while. Up to 1 hour between calls when you're just sitting around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Impact of current leadership's decisions remains to be seen...

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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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    As I imagine with all University environments, it's inspiring to work at a research institution whose mission includes the "creation of new knowledge." Impressive students make me feel hopeful for the future. Fantastic benefits and flexibility.

    Cons

    Current upper ranks do not always seem to be in agreement/get along and the decision making seems to be much more top down and opportunistic than under the previous administration. Fairly typical leadership transition stuff -- whether the large sweeping decisions current management is making will be good for Maryland in the long run remains to be seen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hone and stick to your vision - and work harder at communicating/getting buy in from the bottom up. Make decisions that are student-centric.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great support from administrators for personal growth and work-life balance

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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Tuition remission, friendly work atmosphere, and amazing resources such as the health center

    Cons

    Pay is a bit low, but the benefits make up for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more culturally and linguistically diverse people!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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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 part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    extremely flexible, helpful people to work with. always something new going on.

    Cons

    not great pay, decent, but you wont get rich here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not have employees pay for parking. its a bit ridiculous you employ me but i still pay $100's to park.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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