University of Texas at Arlington

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University of Texas at Arlington Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
133 Reviews

3.9
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University of Texas at Arlington President Vistasp M. Karbhari
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There's a very good work life balance across the board (in 6 reviews)

  • Work environment, work ethics, friendly colleagues, academic environment (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay, even with the benefits (in 6 reviews)

  • Not many opportunities for Part time (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Overall a nice and quiet place to develop your skills.

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at University of Texas at Arlington part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's nice that the school is so relaxed. It really gives you a chance to focus on your work and not worry about all the side stuff that comes with being in academia.

    Cons

    The bad thing about it being so relaxed and small is that you can get too comfortable with the pace here. It is slow and sometimes your progress may be slow as well. If you are in research, stay educated about things in your field or else you will be outgunned when it's time to apply for grants and research funds.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prepare your students for what a competitive environment will feel like if they decide to go that route.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    As an international student I got the opportunity to work part time at the College of Business as a graduate assistant.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at University of Texas at Arlington part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Graduate assistant ship is really helpful for international students as it helps in getting to pay instate tuition along with a small stipend. It also helped me in gaining work experience and also I got good connections through my work as a graduate assistant.

    Cons

    The only challenge sometimes is to learn to manage studies and work together.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Library system was good place to work

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    Former Employee - Library Assistant III  in  Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Library Assistant III in Arlington, TX

    I worked at University of Texas at Arlington full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good hours. Easily changed from a day to nighttime schedule. Co-workers a pleasure to work with day in and day out. Teamwork was emphasized. Training was ongoing and available anytime we asked. Medical and dental coverage.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for upward mobility without a masters of Library Science. Library Assistant III was as high as one could go as a paraprofessional. Interdepartmental communication breakdown were common. While Intradepartmental organization was easy enough, interdepartmental cooperation was sometimes a struggle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with employees and accept honest constructive criticism.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    UT-Arlington Graduate Student

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at University of Texas at Arlington full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    low living expenses, warm climate.

    Cons

    lack of tuition support, gravity toward teaching rather than research

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More dynamic environment with less beurocracy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Web Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Web Software Developer  in  Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Web Software Developer in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at University of Texas at Arlington full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Promotions
    Personal Growth
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    Cons

    Perk
    Time off policies Training
    - Tons of opportunities to learn from some very smart people
    - Endless opportunities to contribute to the success of the company
    - Hands off management style where you're encouraged to learn by testing and seeing what works vs. being told what to.

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    Recommends
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  7.  

    Fantastic opportunity to teach as an undergraduate.

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    Former Employee - Lab Assistant  in  Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Arlington, TX

    I worked at University of Texas at Arlington part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the opportunity and challenge of being in charge of a lab for a junior level course. It was a good challenge for me as a student.

    Cons

    There were some administrative tasks that were required that weren't mentioned until too late into the semester. Also, the pay for one TA was split between me and the other TA. We weren't informed this was going to be the case until just before the job started.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest searching out more undergraduate seniors to act as lab teaching assistants. It gives the seniors a deeper grasp of the concepts they were taught earlier, and gives the students in the class someone who they can connect with a bit more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Experience in a Diverse Environment!

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    Current Employee - Resident Assistant  in  Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at University of Texas at Arlington part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The diversity is the biggest exposure! You can meet and work with people from over a 100 countries of the world. The compensation is good enough for my job. The culture of promoting overall development is the driving factor.

    Cons

    The administration can be slow at times. Also, the high intake of students can be overwhelming to find a jobs, because of the intense competition associated with it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because the goal is to bring UTA to top tier universities level, the quality of education should not be tampered. That would happen if admissions are provided for lesser quality candidates. A proper planning should be made before such things take place, such as increasing the housing resources, increasing number of courses offered and no. of seats in each course, more research options and so on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Poor training and the office was understaffed because of budget cuts.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Arlington, TX

    I worked at University of Texas at Arlington full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and nice campus. Was happy to have access to library.

    Cons

    Poor training and little room for growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Good Stepping Stone

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Texas at Arlington full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very conducive environment to understand which market place to get yourself into

    Cons

    Some red tapes and protocols which slows a lot of the process down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on a result oriented management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    lab assistant

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    Current Employee - Lab Assistant  in  Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at University of Texas at Arlington part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    easy stuff and very easy to understand

    Cons

    too boring. Just had to sit and nothing much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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