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University of Maryland Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
548 Reviews
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548 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.  

    helpdesk technician

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Maryland

    Pros

    easy going job, interactive wit customers

    Cons

    too lenient sometimes, not enough responsibilities

  2.  

    I held a teaching assistant position for one year in the mechanical engineering department.

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD

    I worked at University of Maryland

    Pros

    Access to university laboratories and research. Professors were very intelligent and caring for someone new to teaching.

    Cons

    The large university size implies larger size classrooms. My lab section consistently had 35-50 students for one to two TAs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more than two TAs per section.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Part time at south campus diner

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

    I have been working at University of Maryland

    Pros

    You get one meal free

    Cons

    Long hours of standing. Night shifts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great student experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Maryland

    Pros

    Engaging courses, great attitude towards the subject. Many undergraduate research opportunities.

    Cons

    Course workload can sometimes be difficult to manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involve more hands-on group work and less tedious coursework.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Graduate Research Assistant, AI

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Freedom to pursue research; faculty support. Many faculty are well-funded and there are a lot of resources available, e.g. robots, computers, etc. The health care plan is good, several options available.

    Cons

    Grad students aren't paid much; it's part of the gig. There's not much structure to the work environment, for some people this could be a negative. Projects are largely self-directed and progress is therefore self-determined.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    The best place ever.

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in College Park, MD

    I worked at University of Maryland

    Pros

    Benefits are great, people are even better.

    Cons

    There were no cons to speak of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work!

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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

    Pros

    Friendly, Intellectual, Spacious, Prestigious, Good facilities.

    Cons

    Low pay, no bonuses, not enough coffee shops around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More coffee shops!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in College Park, MD

    I worked at University of Maryland

    Pros

    I worked both as a teaching assistant and a graduate research assistant at UMD. I am very pleased with my experiences there and would recommend it to any other students seeking opportunities.

    Cons

    As a full-time graduate student, it could be hard to balance work, classes, research, and more. However, with good time management and work ethic, it can be accomplished.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Student manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Maryland

    Pros

    They are flexible with your schedule and understand you are students frost.

    Cons

    Long hours on the weekends and people have to open up to have fun

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great opportunity for student employment

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    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

    Pros

    support, flexible hours, location, lots of independent work

    Cons

    payroll somewhat difficult, lack of assignments at times, lots of independent work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Payroll education

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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