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University of Texas at Austin Reviews in Austin, TX

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
497 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.  

    Super convenient, good job for a student.

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    Former Employee - Tutor in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Tutor in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Tutoring is a lot of fun and a great way to master material. Very convenient job for a student, especially if you live on or near campus.

    Cons

    Some tutees find it appropriate to show up to a tutoring appointment with only their homework/assignment and no notes, books, etc and expect you to basically just do it for them, even after you emailed and requested they bring course material.

    Recommends
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    Associate Director of Development

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    Current Employee - Associate Director of Development in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Director of Development in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Great salary
    Flexible work hours
    Great people to work with

    Cons

    High turn over in the field
    A lot of travel is required; difficult to manage with young children

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although management says that they are ok with having a women take maternity leave as well as have the demands of having young children, there implicit messages of dissatisfaction. I wish the management were more understanding of mothers, especially those with young children.

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  3.  

    Overall great place to work with limited advancement potential in some fields.

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    Current Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Time Flexibility, working with smart people, opportunities for education, benefits package.

    Cons

    Largest issues are limited professional growth options at a certain level and artificial growth barriers due to lack of education.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Great workplace and staff!

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    Former Employee - Computer Technician in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Computer Technician in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    -Family-like environment
    -Friendly staff
    -Shown lots of staff appreciation

    Cons

    -Low pay
    -Everything around campus is expensive

    Recommends
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  6.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    The people are great. The benefits are great, at least that's what I hear. I worked as a student associate at one of the colleges and it was a great experience! Great work off. Whenever there is inclement weather and the school shuts down, so does the office.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be busy, but most of the time it is do-able.

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  7.  

    Great learning experience!

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

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

    Pros

    This was a great place to work as a teaching assistant. The students were there to learn and there was good support from the faculty and administration.

    Cons

    The only negative was the large class size. This limits ability to get to know the students and offer them the kind of help they need if they start to fall behind.

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    Keep up the good work. The program has consistently produced high caliber accounting graduates.

    Recommends
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    Great Benefits

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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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    In-state tuition waiver, and the group paid for remaining tuition
    Health care, dental, vision were great

    Cons

    Hours can be very erratic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A uniform time-clock system would be very helpful across departments

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    Excellent

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Excellent research atmosphere. Wonderful staff and office people. The buildings are beautiful, and there are lots of restaurants nearby.

    Cons

    Too hot here. Also the IT people are kinda slow to help you set up your workstation. Lastly, the campus restaurant are kinda expensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increasing the university's share on health insurance. Increase retirement plan rate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Research Assistant

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome university benefits and helpful pay while in school. Easy and interesting job.

    Cons

    None. This was a great gig while in school.

  11.  

    Great Place to do a PhD.

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

    I worked at University of Texas at Austin part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    UT Austin has all the resources a student could want; great researchers, great facilities, great environment. There is also a lot to do at the university and in Austin. At the math department, the staff was very efficient and helpful. The workload can be large for a math TA when teaching calculus. This last is not as bad as it seems, though; one learns to teach.

    Cons

    Very few cons. I do not remember anything that bothered me to much. As mentioned above, sometimes the workload can seem large. specially at the beginning.

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