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University of Vermont Reviews

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
48 Reviews
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    Research Assistant

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

    I worked at University of Vermont as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    As an intern, I was given sufficient work to keep my occupied and not loitering, but never overloaded. Personal life and schoolwork were well tolerated and respected.

    Cons

    Occasionally difficult to get work done without interruption
    Poorly organized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better filing systems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    High quality education and research experience

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

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

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, close to downtown and waterfront.
    Lot of potential for collaboration and growth.

    Cons

    Feels kind of isolated, no career progress incentives

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Extremely positive practical experience, limited by my need for full-time employment

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

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

    Pros

    I had really fantastic supervisors and I was able to gain more responsibility and skills throughout my four years working part-time during my undergrad

    Cons

    The office I worked for tends to keep employees unsalaried and just below full-time, making me feel pressured to move somewhere with more security. They can also be a VERY high-stress environment, but they work to create some work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Eclectic

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

    I have been working at University of Vermont full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great location for after-research activities and amazing scenery. Great Graduate Student Senate that provides for an array of social and professional development workshops.

    Cons

    Depending on funding sources & adviser , you're pretty much working around the clock to push results and keep money coming in. In addition, there are very few scholarships so your stipend gets bled dry very fast if you're not too careful with Burlington's expenses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Research Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Vermont

    Pros

    It was a good experience

    Cons

    Work was minimal and not beneficiary

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    awesome learning experience

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Burlington, VT

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

    Pros

    I had a good time at UVM as a teaching assistant. As a graduate student myself, I learned a lot during the course of teaching.

    Cons

    The incentives is not that good despite being in an expensive city.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    It was some of the best training in my field I have ever had.

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

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

    Pros

    Good training in research, especially in how to run a lab from the ground up. After training here you can start a lab anywhere, knowing the basics of what you need.

    Cons

    Faculty not as friendly as they could be and this caused some issues with publications and work load. Other universities place an emphasis on publishing while this one places an emphasis on you working and publishing after you are done here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More support should be given to postdocs and graduate students

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Undergraduate Research Fellow

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    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Burlington, VT

    I worked at University of Vermont as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everything! The faculty is incredible helpful and try very hard to give undergraduates an incredible experience. I always felt that I was valued and my ideas were listened to. Professors are very receptive to undergraduates interested in research.

    Cons

    HR took a while to set up direct deposit, I had to track down where they mailed my first paycheck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Nice town, nice campus but a Little bit isolated academic community

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    Former Employee - Research Associate
    Former Employee - Research Associate

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

    Pros

    Very nice town, good mix of nature and culture

    Cons

    -High cost of living in comparison to the offered pay.
    -Too much variance between the salaries for similar positions (ie. some people are ridiculously well-compensated while others with similar merits are not) .
    -Too little diversity (mostly white males in their 30s-40s in some fields) when it comes to permanent academic positions
    -Can be very cold in winter.
    -Aside from UVM, not too many jobs in the state. If you are married, it might be hard for your spouse to get a job if they are not also employed by UVM.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value diversity more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A great place to live and work

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

    I worked at University of Vermont as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Burlington, Vermont is a great little city.

    Cons

    The engineering program is a little small and occasionally underfunded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give students more lab time and encourage and SUPPORT co-ops/internships. Make a better alumni career network.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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