University of Texas at Arlington Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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  1. I have started working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for UTA in January 2015. UTA is Awesome!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Arlington, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Co-ordination, Help, Information technology. easy access.

    Cons

    I don't believe I have noticed any so far


  2. I am a teaching and research assistant.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Texas at Arlington

    Pros

    good research experience, comfortable campus

    Cons

    I have no idea what Cons should be....


  3. Well, it's UTA - what did I expect? A review of a PhD student experience at a program in the College of Business

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at University of Texas at Arlington

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The politics are truly at a minimum. There are several faculty who are open to doing research with doctoral students who can have helpful skills in the process. Upon completion of the program you will be qualified for a research-oriented professorship at about 20% of research schools, and you will probably have very marketable skills for some well-paying private sector jobs. There are PhD programs that pay less.

    Cons

    Low resources for any PhD program will likely translate into a low amount of development help for PhD students, and this is certainly the case here. You must officially be getting your PhD with the goal of obtaining a research-oriented professorship, even if you really want to teach or obtain deep subject-matter knowledge and quantitative skills. Even though faculty are 'open' to doing research with you, there is no system in place to formally manage a PhD student's progress through the program. No system to actually find out what you are interested in or good at (i.e. what aspects of research), to try and match you up with appropriate mentors, or to assess and provide feedback on the research help you provide as part of your assistantship. This allows some students to fall through the cracks

    Advice to Management

    Be serious about developing PhD students.
    Figure out what kinds of PhD students you want - which ones will mesh well with a faculty member who has the time. Then figure out how to judge potential students effectively on this basis.
    Add a formal mentoring program.


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  5. Worked as an undergrad TA.

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Enhance Graduate Teaching Assistant in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Enhance Graduate Teaching Assistant in Arlington, TX

    I worked at University of Texas at Arlington part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fair compensation and reasonable hours.

    Cons

    There was some confusion in communication between TA's and head TA.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure TA and assistant workflow to improve communication.


  6. Windows System Administrator(Teaching Assistant) 2007

    Former Employee - Windows Systems Administrator(Teaching Assistant) 2007 in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Windows Systems Administrator(Teaching Assistant) 2007 in Arlington, TX

    I worked at University of Texas at Arlington

    Pros

    - Decent compensation for students who wish to work part time.
    - Get to learn things from supervisor and peers
    - Could work around your class schedule
    - Also your tuition becomes instate, so a plus for students not local to the state

    Cons

    -Being a school environment, you get time to work around your class schedule and get paid for doing that, so no cons as such.


  7. Electrical Engineering department is good for graduate research

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    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good stipends
    Research facility has adequate tools.
    Friendly faculty members and post doctoral researchers.

    Cons

    Good luck finding a close parking spot.
    Employees, including student research assistants, do not get the whole week of spring break.


  8. Great!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Housing Ambassador in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Housing Ambassador in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at University of Texas at Arlington part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great community, flexible, nice, cool, good

    Cons

    None, i love it here. Great environment

    Advice to Management

    Great


  9. Graduate Teaching Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Arlington, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The University of Texas at Arlington is good to work for. The salaries are good. Undergraduate enrollment is high. So, I always had TA appointment.

    Cons

    There are many students in one sections. I had to grade a lot each semester. My bosses were good. But, some professors don't treat teaching assistants well.

    Advice to Management

    The school administration is doing well. I would suggest to assign less work to graduate students so that they can spend more time in research.


  10. academic

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Texas at Arlington

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great support, friendly, organized, and growing

    Cons

    location, polluted area, but no cons for the university itself


  11. Good job for an international student

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

    I have been working at University of Texas at Arlington part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Grants in-state tuition to international students.
    Flexible, working hours adjust to school class schedule.
    Professors are very considerate.

    Cons

    Part time employees do not have good insurance options.
    Some weeks can have heavy work loads.



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