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"Lots of work; lots of learning."

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Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Austin, TX
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I have been working at University of Texas at Austin full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

-The other graduate students in my field (mechanical engineering) are among the brightest around.
-Somewhat flexible hours...it is a research appointment, after all.
-Getting paid to get a degree is a pretty sweet deal, even if you're not actually putting much in the bank.

Cons

-Pay is minimal...this is hard to complain about, though, given that I will come out with a Masters. However, even a 2-3 thousand dollar bump would mean a lot at this pay level.
-You work a lot--seriously. Three courses with homework plus seemingly endless hours in the laboratory means that you don't have as much personal time as you would in a typical 9 to 5 appointment. That is entirely dependent on which laboratory you choose to work in, obviously, so your mileage may vary.

Other Employee Reviews for University of Texas at Austin

  1. Helpful (1)

    "UT Austin is a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Texas at Austin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    UT Austin provides a great academic environment and good infrastructure to carry out research.

    Cons

    Not much that I can think of. I would be nitpicking if I mentioned that it does not have much of a campus since it is in the heart of the city.


  2. "Great people, great environment, and a life changing experience"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Texas at Austin as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, great mentality, and a fantastic staff. Supervisors are understanding and a good support group. It's easy to make friends and you can easily be your true self around the staff.

    Cons

    Some days are long; wake up early and sleep late. During the summer it gets really hot. Parents can be a hassle at times. However the pro's of this job far out-weigh the cons.

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