University of Maryland Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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University of Maryland President Dr. Wallace D. Loh
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Pros
  • Personal growth, great work life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • I plan to take advantage of tuition remission at some point (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • College park is not the greatest town (in 10 reviews)

  • Pay is sometimes lower than in the private sector (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Student

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

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

    Pros

    It had a good engineering program

    Cons

    There were not many downsides


  2. Administrative Assistant II

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant II in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant II in College Park, MD

    I worked at University of Maryland

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

    Pros

    I loved everything about the university and campus. The people are extremely friendly. I would definitely return if offered a position.

    Cons

    The pay is ok for higher-end positions. Admins are generally treated poorly internally. Within one year I had received 3 pay raises.


  3. Office assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Maryland part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Many resources, and worked with many people and flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    limited room to grow and the environment can be more diverse


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  5. Internship

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Maryland

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

    Pros

    Great experience. Learned a lot from professors doing research in molecular biology, immunology, and virology. Really appreciated the hands on experience with the team.

    Cons

    I wish there was an opportunity to publish and do some independent work but I never got placed on any publications. I think that's fine though. I really wish I could continue that research but no funding was available.

    Advice to Management

    GREAT PLACE


  6. Excellent University to work in

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Maryland full-time

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

    Pros

    Highly supportive, low bureaucracy atmosphere

    Cons

    Public university. So salaries, insurance and compensation are lower.


  7. Graduate Research Assistant

    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant

    I have been working at University of Maryland

    Pros

    Lots of academic freedom to pursue projects, reasonable compensation and benefits for a single young adult

    Cons

    College Park is a pretty lame town and the University is really lacking in transportation infrastructure.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on developing infrastructure to transform the university and college park into a lively and functional space.


  8. Teaching Assistant

    Former Employee - Networks and Protocols II -Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Networks and Protocols II -Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD

    I worked at University of Maryland (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - You get a good exposure and many opportunities to learn. The part time work opportunities are endless in the range.

    Cons

    - There are no cons of working at the University of Maryland, College park. No knowledge and no work experience ever go waste.


  9. IT LAN Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at University of Maryland full-time (More than 10 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are terrific. Plenty of holidays.

    Cons

    So much Depends on supervisor


  10. Adjuncting is Rough

    Former Employee - Lecturer
    Former Employee - Lecturer

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -The department I taught for was very supportive and willing to help in any way possible.
    -Working with students who are engaged and care is wonderful and why people go into teaching
    -It's true, you do learn from your students.

    Cons

    -There's not much be way of training. This is not unique to UMD.
    -I wouldn't recommend adjuncting to anyone, unless you don't mind not having job security and getting paid very little for something that while you are not in the "office" for that much time out of a week, the time you'll spend attending to your work will far outweigh how you're compensated for it.
    -Expect a lot of students to expect high grades while putting in little to know effort. I once gave extra credit to the 5 out of 19 students who brought their books to class that day.
    -Expect your pay to get cut because of things like money going to build a new stadium.

    Advice to Management

    People may grumble about this, but more pedagogical training would be very helpful.


  11. Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Research Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Research Specialist in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at University of Maryland part-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits! You can set your own hours.

    Cons

    Low pay and in research there are some very long days.



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