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University of Maryland Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
531 Reviews
4.1
531 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 opportunity for student employment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Office Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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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
  3.  

    Working at umd is a great intellectual and personal experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Ritis Filter Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Graduate Research Assistant.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Maryland

    Pros

    Strong Theory and Vision departments.

    Cons

    Location; Uninspiring Computer Science Building.

  7.  

    Has its pros and cons

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Maryland part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    As a tutor, I get to directly connect with students and develop a rapport with them. Overtime is available whenever you want it.

    Cons

    The management needs to develop a better relationship with employees. Some dont seem qualified to be in their specific position. The pay is also quite low.

  8.  

    Low Pay, Great Benefit

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a 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
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Maryland full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Highly gifted faculty and students, always a pleasure to work with them. A fabulous place for work-life balance, and the opportunity to learn a lot along the way. I have been blessed with the opportunity to develop my talents and explore new things.

    Cons

    Dean's suite does not communicate often enough at the staff level. Some senior managers are completely behind the times and lack the international orientation that would really propel the Smith School to the international calibre that it is capable of. Despite this, the faculty carries the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more of a presence in the departments and directly with the students. The Dean's office has become too remote. Now that the hiring freeze and budget cuts have been announced, it will be even more important to be present to staff who might be feeling the pain.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Satisfying

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Maryland

    Pros

    Good work-life balance & projects

    Cons

    Might get stuck with wrong projects

  11.  

    Great place to work, with much potentials

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in College Park, MD

    I have been working at University of Maryland full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Educating the next generation leaders

    Cons

    As a public school, financial constraint has been an issue for years. Otherwise I believe UMD has the great potential to be even better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better staff support.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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