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University of Maryland Reviews in Maryland

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

    Good Campus and good start point

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in College Park, MD

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

    Pros

    Good start point and you can get more chances from here

    Cons

    Not too much money and can't learn too many thing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fantastic place

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    • Senior Management
    • 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 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

  3.  

    Administrative Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Good benefits and good time off policies.

    Cons

    Pay was not great

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Surgical Technicians Certified

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Surgical Technician in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Surgical Technician in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Good overall culture with a lot of good employee to work with and share your work space

    Cons

    promotions are on the low for the average salary of this job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    Tuition waived. Good insurance plans.

    Cons

    Sometimes would work longer hours than paid for.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good Atomosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Web Developer in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Student Web Developer in College Park, MD

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

    Pros

    - Good work school balance
    - Managers are nice
    - Free Food sometimes

    Cons

    - Very low pay
    - No Personal Growth
    - No interesting projects

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    University of Maryland Police/Department of Public Safety

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Graduate Assistant Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Innovative R&D leader

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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