University of Texas at Arlington

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University of Texas at Arlington Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
160 Reviews
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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)

  • The work environment over here is quite good (in 8 reviews)


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

  • Not many opportunities for Part time (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    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 (more than an 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
  2.  

    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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Promotions
    Personal Growth
    A free inside look at FindTheBest.com salaries posted anonymously by employees.

    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
    Positive Outlook
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  3.  

    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 (less than an 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
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  5.  

    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 (more than an 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
  6.  

    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 (less than an 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
  7.  

    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 (more than an 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
  8.  

    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 (more than an 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
  9.  

    I had the opportunity to meet great people, and further my experience during my time as a student.

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at University of Texas at Arlington part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people I had a chance to work with are very supportive and flexible. The university is supportive of its student employees. Many of the student employees I have worked with have found jobs immediately after graduation.

    Cons

    There are not many cons regarding working at UT Arlington, aside from the response time from the administration. However, being a large school, it is expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Contract great, UTA management lackluster.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at University of Texas at Arlington as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The contract company I work for is friendly and supportive. The daily work I complete is challenging and interesting. The benefits are ample and continued education is supported.

    Cons

    The management is incredibly slack. Human resource services are slow and unresponsive. I received a copy of my offer letter one week after signing on and while my benefits had to be enrolled in within a one month period no one provided any paperwork on it. There has been a complete lack of assistance for all new hires based on what I have seen and experienced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start advocating for your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very nice people/staff and professors, but lack of quality in student intake and maybe as a result, the coursework.

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Arlington, TX

    I worked at University of Texas at Arlington part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly professors and staff.
    Willingness to help you out at any cost.
    Great department chairperson.
    Easy coursework.
    Easy 4.0

    Cons

    Quality and rank is low.
    Simply being nice doesn't help the students in the real sense.
    UTA are finding themselves slip down the ranks and one must seriously weight options before they take UTA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to hire more quality, young, tenure-track faculty.
    Increase the standards of intake.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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