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University of Texas at Austin Reviews in Austin, TX

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
361 Reviews
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Pros
  • They are flexible and work with you in maintaining a work/life balance for the most part (in 13 reviews)

  • Stable compensation with great benefits in a fun environment (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Graduate student jobs are not compensated fairly (in 14 reviews)

  • Low pay; increasing cost of living; some disengaged professors; lack of transparency (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    The Jackson School of Geosciences is HUGE but has great resources and collaboration potenital if you seek it out!

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    Current Employee - Jackson Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Jackson Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in Austin, TX

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Cutting edge science across very broad disciplines and incredible resources.

    Cons

    Only con would be it is so big that it is hard to know anybody and you really need to seek people out if you want their time. As long as you take the initiative then it is great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Lifegaurd

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Austin, TX

    I worked at University of Texas at Austin full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Got to meet a lot of people

    Cons

    Had to wake up realllly early some days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Graduate research and teaching assistant

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

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin

    Pros

    good benefits, academic environment to grow professionally

    Cons

    low pay, bureaucracy slows things down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    eliminate red tape

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Should remember that to be successful in developing innovation, should create a culture of innovation within institute

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    Former Employee - Researcher in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Researcher in Austin, TX

    I worked at University of Texas at Austin full-time

    Pros

    35 years of experience, global reach in over 30 countries
    Strong reputation and well-formed network
    Many helpful professionals with years of experience and willingness to mentor
    Not just research oriented but implementers also

    Cons

    Even though they preach innovation, office culture feels quite dated
    Sit on past successes and are not proactive in remaining part of the innovation conversation
    Poor upper management, don't create an environment where young employees want to

    Positive Outlook
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    Graduate Research Assistant

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

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good faculty and staff. Great core facilities and equipment for research. The environment is collaborative. Apart from research several opportunities to do courses beyond your department.

    Cons

    There used to be no structured career development services for graduate students. Recently they have appointed a career advisor specifically for grad students, and are improving on that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Graduate Student Rights Bill is very powerful and should be taken into serious consideration, as it stands to benefit a large number of students.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Really fantastic. Nice people, top quality technology, great working environment

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    Former Employee - Assistant to Webmaster in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant to Webmaster in Austin, TX

    I worked at University of Texas at Austin part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The best part of working at UT is the other employees. All of the faculty and employees are incredibly nice and they all make you feel comfortable no matter who you are.

    Cons

    Because it's a large organization, employees are subject to university-wide regulations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    UT Austin

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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 Austin

    Pros

    Health, vision, dental benefits, time-off policies are all great. There are some opportunities for advancement and promotion in the right areas. Good opportunities to network and train in your area. Culture is forward thinking.

    Cons

    Some people are very arrogant. Salaries are stagnant sometimes and not as competitive as they could be in some areas. When the legislature is in session salaries really freeze up. Legislative restrictions impede some cultural initiatives. Lots of red tape when trying to get things done but it is a government entity so that is expected. Parking.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great, learning a lot

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    Current Employee - MBA in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - MBA in Austin, TX

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin

    Pros

    Great environment for learning about leadership, strategy, finance.

    Cons

    Work, life, school balance can be challenging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Graduate Research Assistant

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

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin

    Pros

    Good Learning environment. Job is highly related to your academic background. Nice coworker

    Cons

    Loose schedule, not good for future career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Part-Time Student Staff Member

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    Former Employee - Student Staff Member in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Student Staff Member in Austin, TX

    I worked at University of Texas at Austin part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing supervisor, great culture, really fun co-workers, easy process to switch hours occasionally, lots of freedom to work on interesting projects, sometimes time to do homework at work

    Cons

    Not the highest pay, but for a 10 hour/week on-campus job it is not really all that bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on keeping on!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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