University of Maryland
3.9 of 5 411 reviews
www.umd.edu College Park, MD 5000+ Employees

University of Maryland Reviews

Updated Jul 5, 2014
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3.9 411 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

University of Maryland President Dr. Wallace D. Loh

Dr. Wallace D. Loh

(132 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend
411 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great work-life balance and above average leave compared to professional services industry"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Tuition remission to most any of the USM schools is also an excellent benefit"
    in 20 reviews
Cons:
  • "a) The stipend is too low to cover the expenses of the college park/silver spring neighborhood"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Pay is sometimes lower than in the private sector"
    in 6 reviews
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    I satisfied overall environment at UMD

    Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee)
    College Park, MD

    ProsI had a great supervisor at UMD.

    ConsGRA salary was a bit low.

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

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    I learned a lot as a graduate assistant and was able to fund my degree while working

    Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee)
    College Park, MD

    ProsLots of learning opportunities, flexible time, and free tuition.

    ConsNot much opportunity to rise in the organization as a grad student

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Terrapin for Life

    Civil Engineering Student (Former Employee)
    College Park, MD

    ProsThe University of Maryland Campus is one of the most diverse campus' in the World. It is a melting pot of cultures and ideas, this is why the University is Ranked as one of the best public institutions in the World.

    ConsOnly con would be the DOT, which gives out way too many parking tickets.

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

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    Wonderful place to work and study!

    Faculty Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    College Park, MD

    ProsClean campus, plethora of professional opportunities for students, and interesting work!

    ConsCost of living in the area - you pay dc prices for Maryland quality of life...

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

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    Post Doc (Current Employee)
    Rockville, MD

    ProsExcellent facilities, high tech area

    ConsExpensive cost of living, traffic is bad

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat place for graduate education

    ConsThere are not any applicable cons.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsChild care available onsite. Fun events happening all the time.

    ConsIf you make right connections with the right families who own this business you can go places. Its a company always trying to become 1 billion company. Management is biased towards relatives and friends working in the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't encourage more sycophancy.

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    Very educative and inspiring

    Research Project Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Baltimore, MD

    ProsPersonal growth, great work life balance

    ConsLeadership discourages promotions except you apply for new positions

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    College Park, MD

    ProsAs 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Independence

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)

    ProsA means to learn how to perform independent work.

    ConsA lack of a support system.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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