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Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
530 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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Working at umd is a great intellectual and personal experience.

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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 part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    excellent peers and work environment, great supervisors and superior benefits package.

    Cons

    none in particular to mention at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Ritis Filter Intern

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    Former Employee - Ritis Filter(Backend Website Dev) in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Ritis Filter(Backend Website Dev) in College Park, MD

    I worked at University of Maryland as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of freedom in terms of work hours.
    Actual intern pay albeit a little above minimum wage
    Great experience for those with little on their resume

    Cons

    No mentors, you have to pick everything up yourself by asking for help or doing research yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, it's on the intern to make do with what they got.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    It is a great place to work. Very clean campus, close to Washington DC and very good faculty to work with.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Maryland

    Pros

    close to Washington DC and good ranking of the university

    Cons

    Not many industries related to the fields other than IT.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Student worker

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    Current Employee - Technical
    Current Employee - Technical

    I have been working at University of Maryland

    Pros

    Great place, personal growth, work life and studying life in balance, very understanding of student/ classes/school comes first always

    Cons

    None, very understanding of student/ classes/school comes first always
    very very flexible with timing
    great pay, so I can't think of any cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, very understanding

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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