University of Vermont

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University of Vermont Reviews

Updated January 14, 2015
Updated January 14, 2015
52 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They have a great benefits package with great health insurance, tuition remission, and a commitment to a healthy work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • If you are looking to go back to school or advance your education this is a great place to work (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • It was hard to find a work study job after the first week or two of classes (in 2 reviews)

  • We get lower salary compared to the market but that's because we get a lot more through benefits (free tuition, 403b contribution, etc) (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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 a 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
  3.  

    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 a 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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  5.  

    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 a 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
  6.  

    Interesting & monotonous

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Interesting subjects for the research I found myself doing.
    Professors were very nice
    Research could be done on my own time

    Cons

    No opportunities for advancement.
    Once school finished, work dried up
    Work I was doing was fairly boring data gathering

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lack of opportunities for advancement

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dudley H. Davis Center - Working here was one of the best decisions I made during my years at UVM.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Vermont

    Pros

    Everyone was intelligent, thoughtful and respectful. The attention given to closing the feedback loop served as an encouraging (and accurate) indicator of managers' commitment to improving the UVM experience for both employees and visitors. As a UVM employee, having a voice was only among the many opportunities that help build relevant real-life and career experience. On the job training, employee appreciation events and room for upward mobility were only the tip of the iceberg. My experiences working at and with UVM were nothing short of positive. And the skills gained during my time there left me better prepared for life after college than any class could ever offer.

    Cons

    Tough to find a downside to working at the DC. Lots of great people, and an encouraging and supportive community of leaders. I highly recommend finding a way to get involved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    UVM values diversity and an inclusive culture.

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

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

    Pros

    A great place to work. They have a great benefits package with great health insurance, tuition remission, and a commitment to a healthy work-life balance. The people at the university and greater community are caring and supportive. Burlington, Vermont is one of the best small cities in the US offering clean air, great schools, a diverse community and has a good venue supporting the arts.

    Cons

    There are no cons as far as I am concerned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work in keeping employees happy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    very good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Vermont

    Pros

    challenging and friendly, supervisor are very nice

    Cons

    cold area snow a lot

    Recommends
  10.  

    Amazing

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

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

    Pros

    great compensation, fun job, really enjoyed working for them.

    Cons

    none, it was an awesome experience overall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    probably get more feedbacks from employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good people

    Current Employee - Assistant Production Manager in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Assistant Production Manager in Burlington, VT

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

    Pros

    Easy money, lots of job opportunities, and the people in charge are flexible about hours

    Cons

    Depending on the type of job, hours can be scarce as the University tries to hire as many people as possible.

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