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University of Maryland Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
525 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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Low Pay, Great Benefit

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    Current Employee - IT Support Specialist in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - IT Support Specialist in College Park, MD

    I have been working at University of Maryland full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free tuition at where I work. Not only federal holidays, but we also got snow days off

    Cons

    Low pay, have to pay 1/3 for insurance. Parking is a mess sometimes, I got 3 tickets there while working within 7 months

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Dispatcher

    Former Employee - Dispatcher in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Dispatcher in College Park, MD

    I worked at University of Maryland

    Pros

    Flexible Hours. Both being able to pick up more hours or drop them fairly easily.

    Cons

    Not enough wage for the amount of work required

  6.  

    Graduate student in Aerospace Engineering

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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

    I'm getting my phd here and it has been a very enriching experience.
    Great research university with very helpful professors!

    Cons

    Funding problems due to budget cuts and long hiring freezes are affecting everyone on campus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please put students first instead of athletics!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion 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.  

    Office Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Maryland

    Pros

    very simple and relaxed position

    Cons

    good job to put on your resume

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep being awesome

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good company...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Maryland full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job security; good fringe benefits; college tuition paid for self, spouse and dependent children; close to public transportation.

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth opportunities; lot of bureaucracy; expensive parking rates; increasing crime in immediate vicinity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up more promotional opportunities for current staff members for the sake of retention before hiring family members and close friends. There is way too much disguised nepotism within this organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    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 an 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
  11.  

    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 an 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

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