University of Texas at Austin Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. I've been working at one of the departments at the Law schools and have absolutely loved working here.

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Student Assistant 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 Schedules and a stress free work environment.
    Free lunch at least half the semester due to different activities and events.
    Super cordial

    Cons

    Wage rates aren't the best
    Its far from the rest of the campus
    O's is the only place to eat

    Advice to Management

    More delegation of work would do the student workers good for future opportunities

  2. It has been great working here.

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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
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are great and very helpful. Work environment is great. Labs are spacious and modern. Life in Austin is great.

    Cons

    Parking in main campus is not so great, it is expensive. Traffic to and from work is horrible from main campus, especially if you have to travel via interstate 35.

    Advice to Management

    May be make the parking situation on campus a little friendly for the staff. Otherwise< I think the management is great, i have no issues.

  3. Not just a student, but a family member.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Texas at Austin

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As a student worker, I was treated with dignity and respect in the office I was employed at. The directors knew how important school was to each worker and worked with our schedules, especially during exam time.

    Cons

    Sometimes students took advantage of others when it came to switching shifts.

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  5. Student Associate

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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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As a student, a job on campus was incredibly convenient. Everybody was patient with me if I messed something up. My bosses were easygoing, treated me with respect, and remained flexible when I or my co-workers needed a sudden schedule change. I got to listen to music while I worked and had lots of time for homework.

    Cons

    Slacking was somewhat common but rarely reprimanded, sot others had to work harder. I worked odd hours and usually found it hard to get to work in the morning (but had fun once I got there).

    Advice to Management

    Overall, I had a wonderful time working for UT-Austin. My job was fun, low-stress, and everyone in the office and building was very kind.

  6. Graduate Research Assistant

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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
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The University engineering school is highly ranked, lots of resources, well-equipped with instruments. Austin is one of the coolest towns to be a student in.

    Cons

    Grad school makes you very poor and takes too long to graduate!

  7. It's a good starter job but there is no opportunity for advancement if you do not have an 'in' connection

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits-medical, dental, and vision insurance for staff.

    Cons

    Workplace environment can be negative if you are not 'one' of them meaning graduated from here or the like.
    No opportunity for advancement.
    No pay raises after two years, on average most staff with these than three years on the job makes less than $13 an hour.
    As cost of living in and around Austin increased your paycheck will not.

    Advice to Management

    Respect the staff
    Rally for pay raises
    Not everyone graduated from UT.

  8. Good work/life balance

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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

    Fun projects, some good people to work with

    Cons

    Poor management structure, not much room for growth

  9. Student Assistant

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant
    Current Employee - Student Assistant

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin

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

    Pros

    Amazing supervisors and amazing way to treat students. My experience with UT as a Student worker has been great!

    Cons

    I don't think there is a negative side of having a great job close to your classes and right in campus! :)

  10. Mentally challenging work in a forward looking environment

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    Current Employee - Texas in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Texas in Austin, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    UT has just started building new administrative systems which means there are lots of opportunities to create and learn. Interesting people as colleagues.

    Cons

    Large institutions require lots of discussions in order to gain buy-in.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in existing staff through training and work flexibility.

  11. A great place to work and learn, as of late funding issues have worsened morale.

    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, staff benefits to take classes, generally good health and dental benefits, great opportunities to interact with a lot of really intelligent and interesting people.

    Cons

    You are dependent on the funding/granting cycle, so working has it's ups and downs (largely laboratory dependent and department dependent). Healthcare only covers 80% of cost, you must pay the remaining 20%. Large discrepancy between staff and graduate student benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Treat graduate students and PostDocs more like staff - we are gainfully employed!

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