University of Texas at Austin Reviews

Updated July 31, 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. Great place to work if you have a talented team with you

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Austin, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Great health benefits Sometimes events held in your department mean free merchandise Knowledgeable staff if you're in the right department The cons outweigh the pros if you luck out with your job/team

    Cons

    Some staff are obnoxious/"clique-ish" depending on where you work (workplace drama/gossip can run rampant) pay can be low no real pay raises unless being recognized for merit bureaucracy at UT is crazy, if you haven't worked with them for very long you have no rights as an employee


  2. Depends on the departments

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin

    Pros

    Great research opportunities, very stable

    Cons

    Salary depends on which department you are in


  3. Checkout Desk Clerk Electrical Engineering Lab

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Texas at Austin

    Pros

    Fun and exciting place to learn and meet fellow engineers

    Cons

    None, it was a great place to work and study


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  5. Web Designer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Texas at Austin full-time

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

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule, good work/life balance, lots of training opportunities

    Cons

    Well below average pay, management at my particular school wasn't qualified to be management with low people skills and favoritism run rampant.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management should invest more time in finding high quality managers rather than plug-in whoever is available and willing.


  6. PhD student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin

    Pros

    One of the better stipends for grad school in a low cost of living city

    Cons

    Huge program makes it a little easier to be lost in the shuffle.


  7. Work Study

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Texas at Austin

    Pros

    Flexible schedule Awesome work environment Lunch provided Close proximity to housing Work with like minded individuals

    Cons

    There were not alot of hours available, and you were required to work weekends/football games.


  8. Grad School at UT

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Austin is a great city to do graduate work in. Cell and Molecular Biology program is full of great faculty. I have had an opportunity to be involved in a diverse set of research projects.

    Cons

    The graduate and postdoc community has quite a lot of dept. related gossip floating through it. I find it distracting and obnoxious. The ICMB program and associated labs take more students than they typically have spots for. This has led to a number of students getting research positions in labs that they are not interested in or with PI's who they do not work well with. About half of my cohort did not make it through the program.

    Advice to Management

    More programs needed for grad students looking for careers outside of academia.


  9. Great Workplace and Competent Staff

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Many reasons to work at UT Austin (athletics dept.) - good skills to attain in the IT field, competent and helpful staff

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of. If the pay was higher, I would be delighted, but that's not something I can dock the university for.

    Advice to Management

    Create more ways to motivate employees to work harder, efficiently, and with more gusto. It is important, especially in a job where the routine can become monotonous (after a certain period of time, of course).


  10. 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


  11. 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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