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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    • 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 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. student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great people, great location -- it is Texas. Bicycle year around.

    Cons

    no snow any time so figure scatting opportunities very limited.

    Advice to Management

    be more conservative, don't make this NY or CA or Vermont.


  3. 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.


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  5. Student Assistant

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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
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The department I work in is very accomodating to my schedule since I am a full time student. This is a great job and would recommend it.

    Cons

    The pay for the position is only slightly more than minimum wage. The trade-off is a small workload.

    Advice to Management

    Timesheets could be more interactive and easier to manage. I would like to be able to automatically count my hours rather than manually typing them in for approval.


  6. 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.


  7. Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin

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

    Pros

    Long Vacation during Christmas, Friendly co-workers, flexible schedule, team values, beautiful campus, steady workflow (never bored), a community that cares about your opinion

    Cons

    Non-negotiable pay since it is a state entity, can be quite hard to even get an interview because of the hiring process, cannot work through lunch hour

    Advice to Management

    Set clear goals. Think about what your team shouldn't be spending time on. You can’t give too much positive feedback, as long as it’s sincere


  8. Student

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Competitive, nice city, creditable degree, awesome engineering department

    Cons

    crowded, crowded, crowded, crowded, and crowded


  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. Student Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Because of the size, the networking and resources are almost endless. You'll find someone you know who could connect you to further your career. Working at the school as a student is great because your bosses understand school is food and are flexible with schedules.

    Cons

    It is a public education institution so there are limitations on pay and branching out in terms of skills and creativity.

    Advice to Management

    Doing well with what you can!


  11. 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.



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