University of Texas at Austin Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. bearacrastic

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

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin

    Pros

    sufficient funding to work on things you want, work-life balance is okay, training is good, average time-off policies, weather is good, good support from different departments

    Cons

    office culture is very beauracratic, which is very typical of government organizations, so expect that things move forward very slow. Everything works good in general except when it doesn't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could be a whole lot more efficient in management. Most of the cases when things go smooth there is no problem at all, but when it doesn't then there will be a lot of unnecessary issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Great working environment!

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

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

    Pros

    World class institution with great faculty. Pretty good time off policy and other perks. Many collaborative opportunities if you work in the science/research field.

    Cons

    Parking is quite horrible around campus, must arrive quite early to get a decent parking spot. Also employees are required to pay for parking, and it's not so cheap. Also, traffic is starting to get bad around the area and it is not cheap to live nearby.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My only gripe is to make the parking situation better, at the last university I worked at parking passes were free for faculty/staff!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great part-time job for students

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    Former Employee - ITS Student Consultant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - ITS Student Consultant in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    -They are pretty accommodating about scheduling your shifts around your classes and exams
    -The office is located right on campus at the FAC
    -Work with fellow students
    -Friendly environment

    Cons

    -You will receive calls you have no idea how to handle and the internal documentation is pretty messy to sift through. This happens at least a couple times a week and can be stressful as you want to handle the call in a timely fashion while also providing a correct solution.
    -On the opposite spectrum of it being stressful, the job can be really dull at times. There are periods where you'll receive non-stop call after call, and periods where you'll receive very few.
    -People are generally friendly, but it can be tough to find help with difficult problems. You will usually just be told to check the internal documentation or sent down a rabbit hole (eg. x says talk to y, y says talk to z, z says they don't know).
    -Inevitably, some people end up carrying more of the workload than others

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 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
    Approves of CEO
  6. Lifegaurd

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Got to meet a lot of people

    Cons

    Had to wake up realllly early some days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. graduate assistant

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    Current Employee - Early Childhood Educator
    Current Employee - Early Childhood Educator

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

    Pros

    we can learn a lot from master teachers, children and parents. The team is very warm and supportive.

    Cons

    the position application is very competitive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. If you are looking for an IT job, don't bother looking here!

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    Current Employee - Desktop Support Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Specialist in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good time off, low stress, and flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Horrible pay, no opportunity for advancement, poor morale, constantly changing management, no recognition for good work, favoritism by management, dealing with the ridiculous politics, no transparency and high turnover rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bump pay to the average for the area, provide a career path that actually works, provide more transparency in what is going on at the organization,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Bureaucratic but manageable place to work.

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Austin, TX

    I worked at University of Texas at Austin

    Pros

    Great insurance policy, many resources as expected with a large organization, relaxed deadlines.

    Cons

    Too much middle management that wastes talent and resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slim down the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Worked as a graduate research assistant for the Center for Transportation Research. Conducted literature reviews.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin

    Pros

    Great teamwork environment
    Attention to detail and efforts to improve my work were always shown.
    Diverse staff expertise and project topics

    Cons

    Nothing that comes to mind.

    Recommends
  11. 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Top-notch school with great professors and students, state-of-the-art facilities and friendly environment

    Cons

    on-campus parking is an issue...big school

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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