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University of Maryland Reviews in Maryland

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
434 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance and above average leave compared to professional services industry (in 17 reviews)

  • Tuition remission, friendly work atmosphere, and amazing resources such as the health center (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • a) The stipend is too low to cover the expenses of the college park/silver spring neighborhood (in 9 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.  

    post doc

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    Current Employee - Post Doc  in  Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Post Doc in Rockville, MD

    Pros

    Excellent facilities, high tech area

    Cons

    Expensive cost of living, traffic is bad

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Easy work, flexible hours

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    Former Employee - IT Client Support  in  College Park, MD
    Former Employee - IT Client Support in College Park, MD

    Pros

    -Laid back office
    -you set your own schedule
    -easy
    -when you work with a nice caller it's a good job

    Cons

    -boring during time between calls
    -as with any phone support you will get called by jerks
    -sometimes too laidback. There are frequently times when there's nothing to do so everyone just faffs about for a while. Up to 1 hour between calls when you're just sitting around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Very educative and inspiring

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    Current Employee - Research Project Coordinator  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Research Project Coordinator in Baltimore, MD

    Pros

    Personal growth, great work life balance

    Cons

    Leadership discourages promotions except you apply for new positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should consider discussing promotions with supervisors especially in view of exceptional work and career development such as education and certifications.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Impact of current leadership's decisions remains to be seen...

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

    Pros

    As I imagine with all University environments, it's inspiring to work at a research institution whose mission includes the "creation of new knowledge." Impressive students make me feel hopeful for the future. Fantastic benefits and flexibility.

    Cons

    Current upper ranks do not always seem to be in agreement/get along and the decision making seems to be much more top down and opportunistic than under the previous administration. Fairly typical leadership transition stuff -- whether the large sweeping decisions current management is making will be good for Maryland in the long run remains to be seen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hone and stick to your vision - and work harder at communicating/getting buy in from the bottom up. Make decisions that are student-centric.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great support from administrators for personal growth and work-life balance

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

    Pros

    Tuition remission, friendly work atmosphere, and amazing resources such as the health center

    Cons

    Pay is a bit low, but the benefits make up for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more culturally and linguistically diverse people!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work, but hard not to get stuck

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    Former Employee - Unit Secretary  in  La Plata, MD
    Former Employee - Unit Secretary in La Plata, MD

    Pros

    Benefits offered were great.
    Great work-life balance.
    Lots of respect from management, or at least mine was great.
    Easy interview process.
    Nice compensation for not being salary.
    Got a raise.

    Cons

    This may specifically apply to my job position:

    I'm not sure how I would be able to promote through the hospital with the position I had. It would take certifications/medical degrees I'm sure, which I was not interested in.
    My schedule was 3-11pm. This is okay, but not favorable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall good management but there should be a clear understanding of a manager's role.

    I remember that my manager was more on the emotional end of managing and would sometimes be too concerned with the gossip, or would get into it a bit herself. I remember one time I addressed something specifically with my manager via email and instead of pulling us together to chat she went to the other employee and told her what I said without my permission or knowledge. The other employee got a completely wrong idea about what my concern was and threatened to make my job harder. We resolved it eventually, but I felt like the manager's role in this situation wasn't appropriate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great place to work

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    not great pay, decent, but you wont get rich here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not have employees pay for parking. its a bit ridiculous you employ me but i still pay $100's to park.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I worked at the University of Maryland Golf Course

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not a ton of money to be made there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great student part time job at UMD

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

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Started 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 ManagementAdvice

    N/A.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Overall Good

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

    Pros

    Flexible timing. Good benefits and insurance

    Cons

    Lower pay. no others that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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