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University of Maryland Reviews in College Park, MD

Updated November 27, 2014
Updated November 27, 2014
494 Reviews
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494 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Relax working environment

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    Current Employee - Senior IT Systems Analyst in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Senior IT Systems Analyst in College Park, MD

    I have been working at University of Maryland full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working at UMD consider a state employee with a lot of benefits such as a 3 weeks pay vacation and regular 2% living cost increase. Depend where you work, flexible work hour and telecommute is available. Also, allow us to attend out-of-state conferences as a part of career development.

    Cons

    The salary is not comparable with private companies and there is no bonus. Working environment is not as good as private companies especially for IT employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hoping to change the working environment more friendly and better facility. Also need to promote family like relationship between employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good benefits not a lot of innovation

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    Former Employee - Academic Coordinator in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Academic Coordinator in College Park, MD

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits including automatic contributions to your retirement account, flexible schedule if you are in the right department

    Cons

    Have to pay for parking. Little ability to advance. New ideas are met with "we tried that 10 years ago and it didn't work"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good So Far

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    Current Employee - Food Server in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Food Server in College Park, MD

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

    Pros

    Free Shuttle Bus if you don't have a car ( Staff or Student ID required ). Food ( All You Can Eat ) is only $2.00 if you work at one of the Diners. Lots of ( unpaid ) vacations: 1 week during the Christmas Holidays, 2 weeks during the Spring Break and of course, 3 whole months during the summer.

    Cons

    If you work at one of the food Diners, you are required to show up even when it's snowing, students have to eat so they need diner staff to prepare, cook and serve food.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I had mxed feelings with being a research assistant

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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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice acdemic environment, lots of facilities for research, lots of good classes for you to choose, school is very international, close to D.C. area,

    Cons

    Crime rate is increasing, increased tuition and mandatory fee each year, parking lots are scarce, salary is low, living expense is very high, out of school people aren't friendly in the area

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place for undergraduate student experience

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

    I have been working at University of Maryland as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    -very accommodating of school/exam schedules
    -committed to helping students learn skills and get experience that will help them when they graduate
    -overall kind and welcoming staff

    Cons

    -no raises throughout the company due to budget cuts, and low salaries to begin with
    -sometimes there just isn't a lot of work to do, so you may end up doing something menial for a while or finding busywork

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees better as soon as possible and give them more challenging tasks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Communications Intern

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    Current Employee - Communications Intern in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Communications Intern in College Park, MD

    I have been working at University of Maryland as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fantastic opportunity. You're doing meaningful work and get great experience. They try to cater the internship to your interests, and even dedicate time to discussing your learning experience & career goals. Also, free coffee and tea always (and often, free lunch as well).

    Cons

    The work can get old fast-- but they're very willing to add new tasks, just ask! Also, START internship/career info caters more to intelligence-type jobs, so aspiring communications/public relations professionals often fall under the radar.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Department of Transportation Services (DOTS) is the Best Department for Student Designers

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in College Park, MD

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

    Pros

    Wide variety of projects, from web design to bus decal. Great pay for on-campus student jobs. Great environment. Lots of opportunities. Fun.

    Cons

    Hardware is the only shortcoming I can tell for now. According to IT, the DOTS' net work only supports PCs which are also out dated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Laboratory Intern

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    Former Employee - Lab Intern in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Lab Intern in College Park, MD

    I worked at University of Maryland as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get experience from working on projects, all of which you can put on your resume. You build good connections and have people you can ask for references. Graduate students were nice and approachable.

    Cons

    I didn't get paid. Most undergraduate student researchers don't.

    Recommends
  10.  

    University of Maryland is a cool environment to work at

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineering in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineering in College Park, MD

    I worked at University of Maryland as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    very talented environment. I did my internship there in Summer 2013. My mentor and supervisor were very helpful to lead me get the essential for my project

    Cons

    I wish my contract is longer. It is hard for students or interns to work as a team. Everyone is doing his own stuff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to start

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Flexibility, Convenience, Easy going, Opportunities for motivated individuals, State health benefits

    Cons

    Big administration and can be easily forgotten if you don't make a name for your self. Very conventional administration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more vibe with unorthodox approach. Too conventional and hard to breakthrough.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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