UMD practically thinks of everything to cover you and paid leave is really beneficial.
Graduate student can purchase the same benefit package as the professors.
Fantastic gym, everything paid for on campus can be taken out pre-tax, tuition remission for all levels of study, employee assistance programs
You get an absolutely insane amount of PTO - like 25 personal days, plus sick leave, plus spring break and the week between Christmas and New Years.
You can take up to 6 credits per semester which is really great
Best - they are a part of MD state and pay very little for benefits Worst - no short term leave in benefits. They do allow borrowing sick leave but it is a process that isn’t very well understood among supervisors...
I wish benefits included adoptions.
The health insurance was decent.
Worst thing: you have to pay for parking out of your paycheck. You can use the on-campus gym, but also have to pay for that. Best: You get a 401k that the university deposits in, regardless of whether or not you sign up. You can also get a masters degree for free!
It is one of the best ones out there.
List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.