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Updated June 30, 2014
Updated June 30, 2014
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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 for more than a 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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    Great For Students

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

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

    Pros

    By far the greatest benefit of working at UVM is the tuition remission. I've taken several courses during my time here and even received some graduate credit. This is an incredible benefit. If you are looking to go back to school or advance your education this is a great place to work.

    Cons

    The pay is very low considering the workload and the cost of living (especially housing) in this area. There is very little opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconsider the amount of compensation. Burlington is an expensive place to live and salaries do not keep up with the cost of living.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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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 for less than a 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
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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 for 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 for more than a 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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    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 for 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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    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 for 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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    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 for 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
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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 for 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
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    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 for 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

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