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University of Texas at Austin Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
492 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.  

    Paid Undergraduate Research Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Texas at Austin part-time

    Pros

    Excellent experience as an undergraduate student

    Cons

    Very difficult to find and often temporary

    Recommends
  2.  

    It's a lovely scientific environment to work and live.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin

    Pros

    Industrial research topics and opportunities are wonderful. Staff and colleagues are exceptional. The working environment is wonderful. The research group collaborates internally between students and researchers with different backgrounds.

    Cons

    The paynent could get increased. The living cost in Austin is getting increased faster than the payment rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Awesome student, researchers, and staff

  3.  

    I was a learning assistant at UT.

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

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

    Pros

    I was given a lot of responsibility and ownership over the role that I had. My instructor gave me a lot of freedom to be creative, while making sure that I didn't mess anything up. I gained a lot of valuable experience working with and for others in a productive learning environment.

    Cons

    There was no training. The pay was a little low. There really were no significant cons to this experience. Overall great!

    Recommends
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    Research Associate

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    This is very nice researching university, providing opportunities to work with smart, learned and intelligent professors.

    Cons

    The rate is not high though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to pursue an academic career, this is a great starting point.

    Recommends
  6.  

    A large organization provides room to grow and advance

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Stable compensation with great benefits in a fun environment.

    Cons

    Traditional environment makes it hard to be creative and innovation is slow to develop. A creative thinker looking for a place to excel, should look to the private sector. Politics create barriers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Creativity and innovation are vital to growth so let it happen naturally. Don't turn your head just because it has never been done that way before.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    When the time comes

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits for grad students who are 20 hours. Work is directly related to areas of study. Easy process to get hired. Professors have really interesting projects.

    Cons

    No grad position is the same which means you'll have to hope the right kind of project comes along when you are looking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Flexible work environment but low pay

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Associate in Austin, TX

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly and intelligent coworkers; Beautiful campus; Casual office; Flexible work hours

    Cons

    Low pay; Little to no annual merit raises; No room to advance in most departments unless someone leaves; High parking costs ($420/year), Vision and dental insurance costs seem to increase every year, even though staff gets little to no annual raise (and parking costs are proposed to increase soon, too)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a promotion/raise structure for administrative staff to encourage them to continue working in the same department instead of jumping around to new jobs every few years in order to get a raise

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Teaching Assistant

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Qualify for in state tuition

    Cons

    Long lab hours, sometimes tiring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advise

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great environment but limited compensation and opportunities for advancement

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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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great location and wonderful benefits and perks. Work is interesting and you meet lots of great people.

    Cons

    Difficult to take advantage of training opportunities since the work is 8-5. Advancement is not discussed. Increasing dissatisfaction with current staff due to layoffs. Salaries are generally below what students make when they graduate. Increasing bureaucracy as the university tries to centralize operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on training and advancing employees; increase compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great workplace

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin

    Pros

    Employs frequently, prompt payment, flexible hours

    Cons

    Large, often disconnected, hard to advance

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