University of Maryland Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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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. The Stamp Student Designer

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    Former Employee - Student Graphic Designer
    Former Employee - Student Graphic Designer

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

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

    Pros

    People here are great. The work atmosphere is wonderful. Pay is relatively high for student employees. A lot of the design work is both fun and challenging. Management is very encouraging and understanding.

    Cons

    Dealing with internal clients within the Stamp can sometimes be stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing much.

  2. Great work experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Maryland part-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great campus.
    Great perks for working on campus

    Cons

    Pay was low
    Maryland is a commuter school

    Advice to Management

    Listen to student input

  3. Research on computer vision using deep learning.

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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 (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    UMD has top-ranked computer vision labs. Learning and researching in UMD are great fun.

    Cons

    Public transportation is not poor at college park.

    Advice to Management

    UMD is willing to solve student related problems.

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  5. Great school, very good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Maryland

    Pros

    Good Culture, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Not a personal experience, easy to get lost in the mix

  6. 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

  7. 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Provide more than two TAs per section.

  8. 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

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

    Pros

    You get one meal free

    Cons

    Long hours of standing. Night shifts.

  9. Great student experience.

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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

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

    Cons

    Course workload can sometimes be difficult to manage.

    Advice to Management

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

  10. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.

  11. 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

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great, people are even better.

    Cons

    There were no cons to speak of

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