University of Texas at Austin Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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University of Texas at Austin President William Powers Jr.
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Pros
  • Easy to have a great work-life balance (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 compared to other places (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Graduate Student Contract Employee

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Graduate Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Contractor - Graduate Consultant in Austin, TX

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Talented team working on innovative global projects. Productive collaboration with outside stakeholders.

    Cons

    Hourly wages could be raised considering the quality of work being produced.


  2. The eyes of Texas are upon you!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Austin, TX

    I worked at University of Texas at Austin (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The Unversity of Texas is an amazing place to work. I have made invaluable connections and had the opportunity to do work in a field I was passionate about.

    Cons

    Its a huge school so it can take some time to find your place, but once you do you'll love it.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the funding


  3. Graduate Research Assistant

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

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin (More than a year)

    Pros

    Graduate student benefits are excellent and access to a variety of departments is afforded through the entire university.

    Cons

    Very large program that can be difficult to manage.


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  5. Assistant instructor

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Instructor in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Instructor in Austin, TX

    I worked at University of Texas at Austin

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

    Pros

    It varies by department, but my assistanships the DRW pays well and is very flexible, particularly for people working at the UWC. The UWC is probably the best on-campus job one can get.

    Cons

    You cannot work over a certain number of hours.

    Advice to Management

    None. The Writing Center ran very smoothly the entire time I worked there.


  6. Good environment, low pay for graduate students

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Austin, TX

    I worked at University of Texas at Austin (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good culture and work environment A lot of opportunity to work with different offices Good benefits

    Cons

    Work environment varies by office in university Low pay for graduate students


  7. Great place to work

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

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin full-time

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

    Pros

    The University of Texas is a great place to work, beautiful campus, motivated people. It's a hotbed of smart folks!

    Cons

    As an IT professional, it's kind of easy to get lost in the maze of issues that go along with working at a large university.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to stay the course and continue to focus on the primary goals of the university and see IT as a partner and not just a cost center.


  8. Administrative Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Associate in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Associate in Austin, TX

    I worked at University of Texas at Austin (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great paid benefits, medical! Great university.

    Cons

    Sometimes tenure staff might come off as too micromanaging.


  9. Undergraduate Researcher

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Austin, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to develop skills in a laboratory or engineering setting. Some of the best professors in the country as well as competent grad students to work with.

    Cons

    Often unpaid, opportunities are not always advertised, so you must do some networking to find out who is looking for undergraduates.

    Advice to Management

    Advertise available research positions more, consider paying undergraduates a small stipend.


  10. Awesome place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Austin, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Training is encouraged World class library and resources. Flexible, laid-back atmosphere. Energizing work environment

    Cons

    Pay could use improving Politics abound

    Advice to Management

    Be beholden to the real customers - not the deans and such.


  11. It's who you know

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technology Specialist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Technology Specialist in Austin, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Once you are part of the click, you're in.

    Cons

    Below market pay. When they cancel a project, they are done with you too. No effort to work with you to transfer.

    Advice to Management

    Value your current resources more.



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