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University of Texas at Arlington Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
130 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 Good Experience-But Worried About University Morale

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business
    Former Employee - Business

    Pros

    The university, like all other UT System institutions in general, offers great health, vision, dental and retirement benefits. There's a very good work life balance across the board. Most staff work the usual 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. hours and working late or staying overtime are pretty rare.

    Cons

    Low staff morale that continues to drop. Low pay, even with the benefits. Little room to move up. The university rather hire "new blood" rather than promote from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reevaluate staff positions and pay a salary that is closer to what one would make in the private sector.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Research Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Arlington, TX

    Pros

    -Research Facility
    -Advising
    -Interesting work
    -Responsibilities
    - High profile supervision

    Cons

    There is very less participation of students and faculty. The programs are not designed but decisions have to be made instantly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Enforce groupwork

  3.  

    A graduate student's perspective from the hall's of academic work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Arlington, TX

    Pros

    - An opportunity to finish your education and work at the same time.
    - Obtaining an advanced degree while working in your chosen field is something that many never have the opportunity to pursue (and the degree can't typically be taken away from you!).

    Cons

    - Low pay and issues in the dept. (and education system as a whole) are cause for concern. Other schools might provide a better experience (and future prospects).
    - Ties with area engineering companies seem to be rocky or non-existent at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a different environment from most businesses - and therefore outside of typical considerations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    good

    Former Employee - Soccer Offical  in  Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Soccer Offical in Arlington, TX

    Pros

    Good to study. we get exposure as many different culture are involved in school to study and work

    Cons

    i dont think of any as such but only one thing i an think is it need to be a bit more bigger brand name.

  6.  

    Graduate Student

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Active publications in the research groups

    Cons

    Limited equipment capabilities in the fabrication facilties

  7.  

    Joined as an Assistant Professor and participated in building up a major Ph.D. program in Physics.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professor  in  Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Professor in Arlington, TX

    Pros

    Excellent place to build up a program.

    Cons

    Salaries have been historically low. The range is getting better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring excellent faculty and continue with UTA's pursuit of Tier I University status.

  8.  

    Nice Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Quiet place.. Can study while working

    Cons

    None that I could point

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    GRA and Full Time Student

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Arlington, TX

    Pros

    I am able to work, and through work get hands on experience, a thesis, and school paid for. Plus my supervising professor is the best. They are also very understanding in my choice for my own career path, and support the decisions I make for choosing classes.

    Cons

    UTA administration is a little slow to get things done, but it is a big school. The classes are well, meh. And there is a lot of red tape, and rules to always be sure of. But again, it is a big place and kind of expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't think downsizing various administration departments is helping anyone...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Arlington, TX

    Pros

    I had a great work life balance, but the best thing was I have an awesome supervisor. He is a very well respected professor and a very nice human bieng

    Cons

    nano fab facilities are supposed to be very good, but some times it is very difficult to get the expected result from the device made in these facilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the are okay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Teaching Assistamt

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good environment . Learn more through better exposure. Professors are very supportive and helpful

    Cons

    Workload and classes sometimes might become overwhelming

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More flexibility

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