University of Maryland
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www.umd.edu College Park, MD 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 5, 2014
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90% Approve of the CEO

University of Maryland President Dr. Wallace D. Loh

Dr. Wallace D. Loh

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86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great student part time job at UMD

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

    ProsGreat 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.

    ConsStarted 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 Senior ManagementN/A.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    College Park, MD

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

    Consnot great pay, decent, but you wont get rich here

    Advice to Senior Managementnot have employees pay for parking. its a bit ridiculous you employ me but i still pay $100's to park.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I worked at the University of Maryland Golf Course

    Student Employee (Former Employee)
    College Park, MD

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

    ConsNot a ton of money to be made there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall Good

    GRA (Former Employee)
    College Park, MD

    ProsFlexible timing. Good benefits and insurance

    ConsLower pay. no others that I can think of.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Academic support staff experience

    IT Coordinator (Current Employee)
    College Park, MD

    ProsThe atmosphere is relaxed and flexible, a good place for someone with family or health problems. There are a fair amount of opportunities for advancement and very nice benefits - in part due to a no fee union membership. One of the best benefits I'd recommend taking advantage of is tuition remission: 8 hours a semester and in the summer for the employee at any USM institution and full time remission for spouses and children without bachelors degrees at the University of Maryland itself.

    ConsWhile entry level pay is very nice do not expect the pay at advanced positions to equal the private sector. The benefits and flexibility may make up for that for some, but you will eventually end up making as little as half the private sector equivalent to a management level job.

    Another potential downside is that if you end up in a unit or department with poor management there is very little hope in change. People very rarely get fired or removed so long as they don't break any laws or codes of conduct, regardless of their productivity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management really needs to track middle management better and ensure that people without the skills don't stay in their position for years. While the purpose of the University is not and should not be to turn a profit, it would be nice to work towards some level of proficiency and efficiency among the support staff by measuring performance and offering more job training.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Graduate assistant- flexible hours, good benefits

    Graduate Assistant (Current Employee)
    College Park, MD

    ProsFlexible schedule, tuition remission, in-state tuition

    ConsLack of representation for GAs, can cut your contract at any time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lead Technologist (Current Employee)
    Baltimore, MD

    ProsGood place to work instead ?

    ConsSupervisor does not have full knowledge and experienced to run lab, also she does not have real manner to talk to the workers.
    She has master degree don't know which subject from USA, so they hire her as Supervisor.
    She act as illiterate. Management have complete knowledge and are involve but never take any action about it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement have to wake up instead sleeping and try to act as they supposed to act.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Food Service Aide (Former Employee)
    College Park, MD

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

    ConsThe 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Program Coordinator (Former Employee)
    College Park, MD

    ProsGreat experience
    Flexible schedule
    Friendly co-workers

    ConsOverworked at times
    You have to pay to Parking

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    College Park, MD

    ProsA great school with lots of opportunities around. Lots of grants to keep many of the graduate students on for long periods of time. Graduate research is held at a very high standard.

    ConsDepartments do not care for the graduate student's well-being. Focus will always be on the faculty and staff before the student, and most of the time policies that are in place hurt the student more than it helps.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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