University of Texas at Austin Reviews

Updated June 30, 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. Undergraduate Researcher

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    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.


  2. Development Specialist

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    Current Employee - Development Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Development Specialist in Austin, TX

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin

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

    Pros

    Flexible, great work environment. Excellent health care package and benefits.

    Cons

    It's easier to gain more experience and a higher pay by moving to different jobs in the university than by getting a promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Family education credits would be a great benefit to add for staff.


  3. Lab Proctor

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    Current Employee - Lab Proctor in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Lab Proctor in Austin, TX

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

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

    Pros

    -Flexible
    -Laid back environment
    -Cool People

    Basically, you can find practically anything you want at the University of Texas. With its size it needs people in all sorts of areas.

    Cons

    No benefits for part time workers
    Work can be boring
    Pay isn't great (at least for my part-time job)

    I must emphasize that I am speaking simply for my position.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that there is oversight so that nothing falls through the cracks. There needs to be accountability.


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  5. Community Advisor

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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 part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, supportive supervisors. Free rent for a two bedroom apartment plus utilities are part of your compensation. Great experience with in diverse international population.

    Cons

    You are expected to be available for work anytime. Very difficult to balance demands of work, school, family. Giving violations to your neighbors makes them not like you.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate this position more fairly.


  6. Great benefits, low pay

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    Current Employee - IT Coordinator II in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - IT Coordinator II in Austin, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you have a good manager and live in the right place, UT is pretty great place to work: good healthcare plan (for employee), free CapMetro, discounts at businesses around town, and access to educational benefits, the academic community, libraries, etc. There are also some fairly liberal policies (for Texas) to protect domestic unions, LGBTQ employees, etc.

    Cons

    Low pay (there hasn't been a cost-of-living increase in over a decade despite sharply rising costs in the Austin area), poor parking options for employee who have to commute (due to low pay, they've been pushed to the suburbs), high premiums for spouses/dependents, long-term bureaucrats that have bloated salaries and low productivity, decentralized organizational structure that creates disparity for employees in different departments across campus,

    Advice to Management

    The whole university needs a top-down initiative where long-time supervisors are given the opportunity to retrain, all employees are given a cost-of-living increase, and new policies are enacted that recognize staff to be as important to the university as faculty.


  7. ITS

    Former Employee - ITS Computer Programmer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - ITS Computer Programmer in Austin, TX

    I worked at University of Texas at Austin

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great campus and people, some of the smartest people in the state of Texas actually.

    Cons

    Pay doesn't meet industry standard in private sector

    Advice to Management

    Work to stay ahead of the pay gap between public and private sector


  8. Good benefits, great people, awesome city terrible pay.

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Austin, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Education benefit
    Library access
    Gym membership
    Flexible schedule
    Campus events
    Forward-thinking colleagues

    Cons

    Pay
    Annual contract subject to renewal
    Parking
    High staff turnover

    Advice to Management

    Merit-based pay raises


  9. administrative assistant

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great people and staff with a lot of opportunities for overtime. As a work study student, this was a great way to learn work culture and how to succeed.

    Cons

    There are no cons to working here. I had a pleasurable experience here and would recommend working here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. You have a great team and provide students like me the opportunity to get a great education and make a little money on the side.


  10. I was a teacher's assistant in freshman chemistry lecture. The workload was lower than I ever thought.

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    Former Employee - Teacher's Assistant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher's Assistant in Austin, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You will get to know how a class is prepared and can build an intimate connection with a lecturer, and this is the most important thing that you will need.

    Cons

    There are no cons I can think of. You can probably work in a worse situation if you get a hard professor.


  11. Great opportunity to have

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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 part-time

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

    Pros

    You got paid when you are doing your research.

    Cons

    you can barely live...

    Advice to Management

    Great



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