University of Texas at Austin 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. URA

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    Current Employee - URA in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - URA in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Experience, training, flexibility with work hours

    Cons

    Commitment, challenge, lack of freedom independence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Small hourly compensation would be great. Doesn't even have to be 10/hr

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. The work is very exciting to me and my coworkers also incline me to do my job better each time.

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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

    Tasks are challenging but doable at the same time and co-workers are feasible to interact with.

    Cons

    When no clients call, the work load decreases, therefore less productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe include some more food catering. Employees love to be spoiled, especially with food!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Student worker at the Fine Arts Library

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    Current Employee - Student Associate
    Current Employee - Student Associate

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

    Pros

    -Very relaxed
    -Much time during your shift is available for doing homework or reading, especially during night/weekend shifts
    -Flexible schedules for students
    -Fixed schedule throughout the semester
    -Located on campus

    Cons

    -Managers may be strict when it comes to certain things
    -Low pay
    -Located near the stadium rather than closer to the center of campus

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Student Employee

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

    I worked at University of Texas at Austin

    Pros

    Very convenient to work their as a student. I worked hourly so I could get stuff done in between or after classes. Flexible work hours although it depends on your supervisor.

    Cons

    Obviously there is little opportunity to advance in a career. Just temporary work, so I don't really have any explicit negatives to list. I'd say this is just ideal work for a student.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I notice that the University sometimes wants to hire students full-time at the career fairs. For current student employees, it might be a good idea to contact them individually for work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Undergraduate Researcher

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

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin

    Pros

    Good hours and good location.

    Cons

    Low pay and very demanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Student Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at University of Texas at Austin part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Worked with my schedule, sometimes had time for homework, great culture, fun activities and events for students/staff.

    Cons

    4 years - no raise. It was a student job but in order to get a raise I would have needed to switch departments.

  8. For an undergraduate student, an on campus job offered invaluable experience.

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

    I worked at University of Texas at Austin part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You'll gain a new appreciation for administration and education as you see the inner workings of a top university. Having a job while taking classes helps improve time management skills and is another way to explore your interests (a lot of different departments at UT).

    Cons

    If not careful, you might undermine your studies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Students may need a little push sometimes but have an exciting capacity to grow and learn.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  9. It has been a fantastic experience with many opportunities for growth.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The students, staff, and faculty at UT are exceptional. Creative and innovative ideas emerge every day and are often brought to fruition.

    Cons

    With recent budget cuts, staff are asked to do more with less which does impact one's ability to balance their professional and personal lives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be helpful for upper management to continue to explore opportunities for growth and professional development for staff especially when staff are asked to do more with less.

    Recommends
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  10. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working with such a creative, bright, and supportive group of people.

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    Current Employee - Outreach Assistant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Outreach Assistant in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    competitive pay for on-campus student jobs, flexibility, leadership

    Cons

    inconsistent schedule - some weeks you have 10+ hours other weeks only 1-2 hours of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wouldn't change anything

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. The Jackson School of Geosciences is HUGE but has great resources and collaboration potenital if you seek it out!

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    Current Employee - Jackson Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Jackson Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge science across very broad disciplines and incredible resources.

    Cons

    Only con would be it is so big that it is hard to know anybody and you really need to seek people out if you want their time. As long as you take the initiative then it is great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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