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University of Maryland Reviews in Maryland

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
508 Reviews
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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.  

    UMD CP and adjunct faculty united on academic standards

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in College Park, MD

    I worked at University of Maryland

    Pros

    Students want to be challenged. Adjunct faculty have access to online research and full library privileges.

    Cons

    No parking benefits. Parking is hard to find and is very expensive. Plan on extra time to cross campus. Highly trafficked with pedestrians.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please build pedestrian cross-overs at major intersections to eliminate dangerous situations.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Nice on campus job

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

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

    Pros

    easy flexible hours, they care about your classes, awesome head chef

    Cons

    poor training for new employees, relies on older staff to train new people at the determinant to their work, not totally fair placement of people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Go Terps

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    Current Employee - Advisor in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Advisor in College Park, MD

    I have been working at University of Maryland part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Warm and kind people. Willing to help. Open-minded. Kind. I have mostly fond memories of this place. Students are hard-working, down to earth and intelligent.

    Cons

    Not the best city. So-so restaurants. Don't walk alone late at night. Could get a bit boring. This is not New York city, for sure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Graduate student

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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

    One of the best campuses- Great faculty and facility- Close to DC- friendly environment among students and faculty- great insurance and benefits

    Cons

    like many campuses it is not in the best neighborhood- not the best salary- High workload

    Recommends
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    PhD student

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

    I have been working at University of Maryland full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    choose adviser after 1st year

    Cons

    sometimes adviser runs out of money

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Student Employee

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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

    Pros

    Technically brilliant folks . Very relaxing environment. No hurries

    Cons

    Not well managed. Things are all around and engineers have to gather all the pieces one by one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have discussions more often with regular employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    My experience in a University Laboratory

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Laboratory Research Assistant in College Park, MD

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

    Pros

    Hands on experience with intricate equipment and distinguished professionals. Positive work environment.

    Cons

    Your typical lab experience with little to no pay. Could be difficult to request compensation.

    Recommends
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  9.  

    Awesome!

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    Current Employee - AV Technician in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - AV Technician in College Park, MD

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

    Pros

    great work hours and tuition benefits

    Cons

    cafes are expensive.
    Its very windy in college park

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the great work

    Recommends
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    Great school job

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    Current Employee - Education Technology Services Technician in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Education Technology Services Technician in College Park, MD

    I have been working at University of Maryland part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of down time to get school work done

    Cons

    Sometimes hours can take away from time necessary for school

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    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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