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University of Maryland Reviews in College Park, MD

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
451 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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Great student part time job at UMD

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    Former Employee - Field Support- Division of IT (IDS)  in  College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Field Support- Division of IT (IDS) in College Park, MD

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

    Pros

    Great people, staff, and fun to be around with. Should be quick to learn and it is a fairly easy job once you get the hang of it. If you have a Test/paper, boss is really understanding and can let you take off because he knows you are a student first. Can lead to full time position if you have an IT background.

    Cons

    Started with low pay, typically have to start as an underclassman for them to consider you because they want you to be there until you graduate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I worked at the University of Maryland Golf Course

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

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

    Pros

    Good Pay and work with all students, closes early and very flexible schedule

    Cons

    Not a ton of money to be made there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall Good

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible timing. Good benefits and insurance

    Cons

    Lower pay. no others that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not bad, not great

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, a ton of PTO, good work life balance, job security.

    Cons

    Vast majority of the administrative support staff paid well below market rates, there's no upward mobility, a lot of red tape to be expected, not challenging work (except learning to cut through the bureaucratic bs), boring place to work in terms of day to day operations but if you like consistency then you'd love it, overall most people there a very nice and friendly to work with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Food Service Aide

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    Former Employee - Food Service Aide  in  College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Food Service Aide in College Park, MD

    I worked at University of Maryland as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The best reason to work there is help the students feel more like home. Taking care of their needs as best you can.

    Cons

    The cons of working there is no one likes to work as a team. They have a lot of people that don't speak English and don't have the same view about the students

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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