University of Maryland Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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University of Maryland President Dr. Wallace D. Loh
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Pros
  • Personal growth, great work life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • I plan to take advantage of tuition remission at some point (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • College park is not the greatest town (in 10 reviews)

  • Pay is sometimes lower than in the private sector (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Great Experience in Multiple UMD Offices

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Gaithersburg, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Maryland full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very inclusive and diverse. I was given a lot of encouragement from my coworkers and my supervisors, even from department heads who barely knew me.

    Cons

    Pay was not great, but as a student employee you can't expect much.


  2. coordinator

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Coordinator in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Maryland full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great support, coworkers, flexible workplace. Lots of opportunities and environment. Great benefits and facilities.

    Cons

    some red tape and bureaucratic culture. Pay for adjunct teaching is not great.


  3. Teaching Assistant Review

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great support from professors, from school. Flexible times to hold office hours. The satisfaction of helping students learn.

    Cons

    You need to make your schedule work to be a TA. A class with a small number of sections might not be compatible with your schedule.


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  5. Research Assistant

    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at University of Maryland (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked under great professor who allowed me to have a significant part in research. Flexible hours that worked around my class schedule.

    Cons

    Research based job so salary depended on the money received from the research grant so when the fund in the grant have been depleted, you do not get paid.


  6. Good Experience for Students

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    Current Employee - General Assistant (Student) in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - General Assistant (Student) in College Park, MD
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very relaxed work environment Good overall experience Opportunities to show initiative and gain job references Flexibility with student schedule

    Cons

    Employees lack of incentive to work Compensation (After 3 years of working summers and winters my pay went from $8 to $9)

    Advice to Management

    Work along side and seek to aid employees. Monitor employees efficiency and fix performance issues as they arise.


  7. Adjunct Teaching

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    Former Contractor - Instructor in College Park, MD
    Former Contractor - Instructor in College Park, MD

    I worked at University of Maryland as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is on the higher end of adjunct rates and most of the students care about doing well and put in reasonable effort. In my department (within BSOS) I had a lot of flexibility in designing my course and my department worked with me to have my course designated as fulfilling certain university requirements, which helped ensure adequate enrollment.

    Cons

    As with most adjunct teaching, there is no security, although I was still able to teach an under-enrolled online course at prorated pay. The level of support that you receive depends heavily on your department and adjuncts are largely treated as a non-entity at the university level. It definitely helps to have an existing relationship with a department.


  8. Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great University, Great People, Lots of opportunities, Just a few metro stations from DC.

    Cons

    Could've invested more in entrepreneurship and startups


  9. Great Leadership Opprotunity!

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    Current Employee - Assistant Hospitality Manager in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Assistant Hospitality Manager in College Park, MD
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule Transferable skills Leadership opportunities Organization skills Personnel Management

    Cons

    Emergency phone calls Teamwork needed Some long days


  10. Great place to work

    Current Employee - Junior Systems Administrator in Bowie, MD
    Current Employee - Junior Systems Administrator in Bowie, MD

    I have been working at University of Maryland (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Team environment. You will not be left hanging.

    Cons

    Some people get carried away in their own world


  11. Overall Fantastic

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    Current Employee - General Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - General Assistant in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible contracts with good pay.

    Cons

    Issues with tuition reimbursement and plenty of red tape.



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