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University of Texas at Austin Reviews in Austin, TX

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
401 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They are flexible and work with you in maintaining a work/life balance for the most part (in 11 reviews)

  • Great benefits, paid time off around holidays since University closes (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • The pay, at least as a graduate student in engineering, isn't great, but you can pay your rent (in 13 reviews)

  • No recent raises for most employees due to budget cuts (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Mediocre

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    Former Employee - URA  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - URA in Austin, TX

    Pros

    This job provided a good job experience and I had a good time and the pay was above average. The people are friendly and I was able to have a good time. They have flexible hours as well. Ruined clothes

    Cons

    This job certainly had cons. I was constantly rushed and overworked. My supervisor was highly demanding and was very strict. I liked it more than I disliked it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so mean are u srs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to do a phd.

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

    Pros

    Austin is a great city, a lot of fun. The university is huge, with all the resources you could want.

    Cons

    A lot of work when not on scholarship, specially when you have to TA calculus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, really.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Employment as a graduate student at UT was very helpful for completing my degree.

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

    Pros

    Some of the pros include:
    -access to campus amenities (gyms, sporting events, etc)
    -paid tuition and monthly stipend
    -access to UT library system's publication connections
    -access to seminars and other educational events

    Cons

    Some of the cons include:
    -low level of monthly stipend is just enough for living expenses and food
    -parking on campus is a pain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best advice I could give would be to help graduate students find better means of getting to and parking on campus.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Work-Life Balance

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    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Friendly co-workers, great office culture. Highly respected university.

    Cons

    Tough to implement change. Direct manager lacked technical knowledge and skills to be effective in role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job at rewarding your star employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Job as computer lab proctor for three years

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, can have others cover if necessary
    Minimal work, can study on the job
    On campus
    Good boss/supervisor

    Cons

    Relatively low pay/compensation
    No growth whatsoever
    Not very engaging
    Extremely early/late hours possible

    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    A lot of work with very flexible times

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

    Pros

    I really like that I can work whenever I want to, I can come in pretty late as long as I stay long enough to get the work done. I can structure my day however I want to. Research facilities are great and a lot of very good faculty.

    Cons

    A lot of work and sometimes it is expected to come in at the weekends. Pay definitely doesn't make up for the hours, but I can take classes and get a degree.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Teaching Assistant

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

    Pros

    Extraordinary resources: libraries, research centers, faculty, students, personnel, etc. Enjoyable place to work, especially as a graduate student when you need a flexible work schedule. Since many people are "moving through" Austin, you inevitably establish a nationwide network of contacts who fondly remember their time in Texas.

    Cons

    Depending on the department or college you work for, your pay is low though the benefits are great. Also, depending on what type of course you're assisting (lower-level vs upper), your workload may overflow the established hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good experience as research assistant

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot. Good training and academic resources. Also got good benefits such as healthcare, dental, etc.

    Cons

    I worked at the PRC campus up north. Working here, it was a bit detached from the main campus and lacked a sense of community.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No major advice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place. Lucky to be here.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Higher Ed rocks. Always learning. Lots of good mentors.

    Cons

    Beaurcracy can drive you crazy here. There are many rules and inefficiencies (as with most big institutions). Makes my life difficult sometimes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Research associate

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

    Pros

    Good management from top to bottom of management

    Cons

    Low salary and also no promotion

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