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    Senior Management needs to improve Leadership and Ideas

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Coordinator in College Park, MD

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

    Pros

    I am on staff in one of the colleges and have loved it because of the people I work with and the environment. Benefits are really great.

    Cons

    Little to no chance for advancement for staff. An entrenched "rankism" exists -- the belief that only a PhD can do the job. Management lacks ideas and eschews risk-taking or innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much micro-managing and not enough leadership. Although faculty are allowed to work from home, staff is discouraged from doing so. Men are paid higher salaries for same work as women.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Student Teaching Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Student Assistant in College Park, MD
    Former Contractor - Student Assistant in College Park, MD

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

    Pros

    The pay is great for the time commitment. As a research institution, it is a great opportunity to collaborate on academic research that could become published. Office hours prove to be a great time to practice your leadership and teaching skills.

    Cons

    It is a one-time stipend pay so if looking for a weekly check, this should be negotiated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One of my best experiences was teaching the class for a week while the professor was out on business. Strongly encourage teachers to provide this opportunity to all student teaching assistants,=.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Experience, Good Work Place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communications Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Communications Assistant in College Park, MD

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

    Pros

    Working in the offices as a student can be pretty awesome because they understand that you're a student and are juggling both work and a job. Get great experience as a student because they try to shape your experience based on what you want.

    Cons

    It can be a little disappointing when you have work scheduled during a huge campus event. But that's life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider giving raises to students who have been working there longer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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    A professional, immersive, and overall exceptional working experience that combines career development with peer mentors

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Peer Career Educator in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Peer Career Educator in College Park, MD

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

    Pros

    -Career Development
    -Resume development
    -Networking
    -Working with students
    -Community building
    -Strong working environment
    -Friendly co-workers

    Cons

    I have no objections to working here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    A great experience!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Event Support Employee in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Event Support Employee in College Park, MD

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

    Pros

    Very flexible hours. Cater to your student needs as well as your schedule. Time off is very easy and you can also do work in the office.

    Cons

    Pay grade may start low depending where you work. Minimum wage increase is not applied to all jobs on campus. On of my jobs had it, the other did not.

    Recommends
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    Data Entry Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Entry Specialist in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Data Entry Specialist in College Park, MD

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

    Pros

    Supervisors are very helpful and hours are very flexible. You can have a balance of work and school life.

    Cons

    You do not gain much skills or grow as a data entry specialist. The only experience you gain is Microsoft excel.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Each Lab is a Different Environment

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    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 5 years)

    Pros

    The hours are flexible as long as you get your work done. Most PIs are understanding about family matters. More holidays then just the federal ones - nice break @ Christmas and Spring break.

    Cons

    No real childcare available on campus. Have to pay for parking. Work-life balance is difficult because research funding in always sparse and so you feel pressure to do more every week. Each PI is very different in how they train and interact with the people in the labs.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Graduate Research Assistant...not to bad

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    Tuition Paid for
    Livable Stipend
    Set my own hours
    Good education
    Professors available to help often
    Shuttle bus system
    Great benefits for a grad student (medical and dental) if needed

    Cons

    I do wish I got paid more...
    No chance for bonuses, really
    Parking sucks on campus (small spots, over-crowded lots)
    Adviser may be absent often or down your throat depending on who it is, all depends on who you get

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Teaching Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Graduate Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD
    Former Contractor - Graduate Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, fun working with students, nice to work in a lab

    Cons

    Pay was not great, the higher staff was constantly changing the curriculum at the last minute, causing the TAs to feel unprepared.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work out the kinks of the curriculum before the semester begins!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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