University of Vermont Reviews

Updated April 2, 2015
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  1. Supportive, caring colleagues and supervisors that are dedicated to helping students.

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    Former Employee - Counselor in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Counselor in Burlington, VT

    I worked at University of Vermont full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    VT is beautiful and people there are super friendly.
    Students are great to work with.
    Great benefits: health, investment accounts and many paid holidays.
    Strong commitment to diversity training/edu.

    Cons

    Little room to grow from counselor to management positions since department is small.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more professional opportunities via strategic CAPS connections with UVM community.

  2. Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Burlington, VT

    I have been working at University of Vermont

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work is very flexible, and fun. Very nice laid back community to work for. A lot of independent work with very little supervision, and great appreciation.

    Cons

    There is poor pay and coverage for temporary employees. Temp. teachers are often left stranded, and kept as temps. so that the university does not have to give them benefits and a good wage.

    Advice to Management

    The university as a whole should begin to spread it's funding to other employees. As it is a public school the disparity between wages should be smaller than it currently is.

  3. Not a bad place to live but not exactly a world-class institution.

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Burlington, VT

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

    Pros

    Absolutely gorgeous location and a lively undergraduate student body. The people are very pleasant and the campus is located downtown.

    Cons

    Very isolating from the international community and not a huge depth of expertise on campus in particular fields. If you want to study agriculture, then UVM has a lot of advantages but other than that it wasn't up my alley.

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  5. Rewarding place to provide support to all types of learners (undergrad, continuing education, medical, ms, phd students)

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    Current Employee - Office Support in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Office Support in Burlington, VT

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Staff Benefits! Classes for free, great health insurance, retirement contribution, progressive time off, potential for work-hour flexibility.

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility for staff within units.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  6. Tale of a former work study student.

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    Former Employee - Work Study in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Work Study in Burlington, VT

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

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

    Pros

    I was a work study student in the Living and Learning buildings. It was a really great work environment. I was able to network with faculty and other students in buildings on campus I would not have otherwise spent a lot of time. I was able to complete assignments for my classes while at the same time gaining valuable work experience.

    Cons

    It was hard to find a work study job after the first week or two of classes. I was not able to keep my job at the main desk because there were not any available hours that fit in my schedule with my other job.

    Advice to Management

    Make the process of finding a work study job a little bit easier and the website a little more user friendly.

  7. Great location, small pay.

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    Former Employee - Exam Proctor in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Exam Proctor in Burlington, VT

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large community, great place to meet new people and interact with like-minded individuals. Located about a mile from downtown Burlington which is a HUGE plus. The University offers lots of opportunities to explore your interests and pursue different career options.

    Cons

    High turnover rate, difficult to be in a management role as there are constantly new faces to be trained. Small pay, can be a very stressful position. Required to return exams to professors, very unpleasant in bad weather.

  8. Not competitive, easy school work

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    Current Employee - Student Position in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Student Position in Burlington, VT

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People are friendly and outgoing. The teachers are somewhat accessible. Overall, UVM is what you make of it. Join a lab, or find a way to get involved.

    Cons

    Not very competitive. Doesn't stand out on your resume. Hard to find a job afterwords. You have to seek extra help if you need it. Classes are usually big your first 2-3 years.

  9. Great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Business Support Generalist in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Business Support Generalist in Burlington, VT

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

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

    Pros

    Academic environment. Great co-workers. Benefits. Autonomy. Work/Life balance. I can't speak for other programs though - they vary according to each department's staff.

    Cons

    Low salary. Long wait for parking permit. No staff union

    Advice to Management

    My immediate management is very supportive.

  10. UVM was one of the most exhilarating experiences where I grew professionally as well as personally.

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    Former Employee - Secretary in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Secretary in Burlington, VT

    I worked at University of Vermont full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    What I loved the most about this job was being able to connect with different students in a professional level.

    Cons

    I have no negative comments. My supervisor was very pleasant and encouraging.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job.

  11. Some awesome staff

    Former Employee - Resident Adviser in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Resident Adviser in Burlington, VT

    I worked at University of Vermont full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing staff! I worked in Harris Millis with the best possible staff a guy could ask for. I also was answering to a fantastic RD.

    Cons

    Training program was a little long, but it does give you an excellent bonding opportunity with your staff. It is frustrating having to stay behind an extra day to close up the dorms during some of the breaks, but it isn't a problem if you like your team.

    Advice to Management

    Try to reform the mandatory floor events. Some are thrown together last minute just to meet the requirement and that makes less residents show up to some of the funner ones.

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