University of Maryland Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Fantastic place

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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 part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    lovely people, knowledgeable professors, good laboratory equipments

    Cons

    low payment, does not provide good office area for graduate student

  2. Math tutor

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    Former Employee - Math Tutor in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Math Tutor in College Park, MD

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Friendly coworkers and boss
    The job was enjoyable and relaxing as it is a step away from normal college activities.

    Cons

    The training sessions were ineffective and very boring.
    The management system is very strict .
    There is a lot of waste time during work.

    Advice to Management

    The training sessions at the beginning of the semester needs improvement to increase effectiveness. The current program is a waste of time for the employer and employee.

  3. Graduate Assistant Experience

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

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

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

    Pros

    It is a good university to work for. Work-life balance is excellent and professors do make sure we get adequate time to prepare for the exams and assignments.

    Cons

    Was a graduate assistant so cannot think of any cons to having that position. Sometimes office work can clash with classes so flexibility in work hours would be great.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

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  5. University of Maryland Police/Department of Public Safety

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

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

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

    Pros

    Some of my coworkers were highly motivated students who were on their way to government and law enforcement careers. Other coworkers are great, friendly people who make the awful conditions more bearable.

    Cons

    In general, if you're looking for opportunity, look elsewhere. Pay is low when compared to similar jobs, and advancement is nearly nonexistent. Widespread incompetence has limited (if any) repercussions. Expect to lose all work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Remove incompetent employees, and use the saved salary funds to pay the competent workers a competitive salary. Quality over quantity. This will solve the issue of your talent moving on to other jobs.

  6. Administrative Assistant

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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 (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and good time off policies.

    Cons

    Pay was not great

  7. Helpful (1)

    Innovative R&D leader

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in College Park, MD

    I have been working at University of Maryland full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for inter-disciplinary research, upper management committed to career enhancement, generous comprehensive benefits package, extensive network of contacts to decision makers in R&D in nearby federal government funding agencies and laboratories, availability of highly qualified faculty and graduate research assistants.

    Cons

    I have never experienced any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work in promoting UMD as a national and international leader in language, cognition, and brain science.

  8. Student Employee

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    Former Employee - Communications Assistant in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Communications Assistant in College Park, MD

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

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

    Pros

    Very flexible with scheduling around students' class schedule, friendly staff, very inviting

    Cons

    The hourly pay did not increase, could be higher to help students

  9. Graduate Teaching Assistant

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Tuition waived. Good insurance plans.

    Cons

    Sometimes would work longer hours than paid for.

  10. Perfect place for research

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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 a year)

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

    Pros

    Support for all kinds of studies, excellent collaboration environment within the university and outside.

    Cons

    Limited funding and problems for travel and seminars. Must apply for seed grants for investigative researchers.

  11. Senior Management needs to improve Leadership and Ideas

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    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)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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