University of Vermont Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
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  1. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing a great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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.

  3. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    My immediate management is very supportive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

  10. Perfection

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    Former Employee - Summer in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Summer in Burlington, VT

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

    Pros

    Vermont is a utopia compared to other us states

    Cons

    It may be hard if your black- in that Vermont is 98% white. I'm brown, so I stood out... But I know most the people I met thought "what is he?".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being a boss

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Very good place

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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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I learned a lot in this university and the city is so beautiful. Nice people here. Nice place. I have taken several courses during my time.

    Cons

    The pay is very low considering the workload and the cost of living. The rental is expensive compare to other place and the tuition is high.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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