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Texas A&M AgriLife Reviews

Updated March 29, 2017
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  1. "Student Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Station, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Station, TX
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly working environment, great peoples to work with, a wide range of interesting research subjects, ideal for students who want to bridge their academic training to the real world.

    Cons

    Being a state-funded agency, the research projects here are somewhat dependent on the political environment in the state.


  2. "Student Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Station, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good way to get experience as a student instead of textbook learning
    Good way to network with professors
    Got the chance to work on multiple projects and experience many different aspects of my field

    Cons

    No room for growth, only a temporary position
    Low pay (close to minimum)
    Can be repetitive (but this is common in labs so get used to it)

    Advice to Management

    Keep in contact with student assistants in their employment, include them in lab meetings to make sure they know whats going on.


  3. "Good but a bit messy"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in College Station, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Texas A&M AgriLife (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The projects were relevant and I enjoyed my coworkers.

    Cons

    The main problem was working with preexisting code, and having the expectations of management that doesn't understand software.


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  5. "No raises, few time considerations, high expectations."

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in College Station, TX
    Former Employee - Student Worker in College Station, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Texas A&M AgriLife part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Received some college credit. My boss was awesome, and I had a lot or autonomy and respect. Great if you like to have access to a shop.

    Cons

    HR didn't allow students to earn above min wage. Used for everything from mechanical maintenance to field labor and office filing while compensated poorly.

    Advice to Management

    Promote growth and interest within student workers.


  6. "Student Worker"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Student Worker in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Texas A&M AgriLife (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy job. I can study while working

    Cons

    Can be a very long day with nothing to do.
    Errand runs


  7. "Nice people to work with. Flexible work schedule. Getting anything involving HR done takes a while"

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    Current Employee - Technician II in Weslaco, TX
    Current Employee - Technician II in Weslaco, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Texas A&M AgriLife full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers are really nice and easy to work with. The administration are nice enough people. I have a lot of freedom with what I work on. The office environment was clean and the bathrooms were well taken care of. I am satisfied with the work i do. I can tell the work I do is appreciated. While I was a student employee the work schedule was very flexible.

    Cons

    Anything having to do with HR takes forever since I work in one of the satellite office in Texas and a lot of things need to get approved by someone in College Station. I just recently went from 'student worker' to full time employee. Even as a full time employee I don't receive any benefits. Because I'm not a student anymore, my contract to work will only last for six months. At least that's what I was lead to believe.

    Advice to Management

    Give me administrator privileges on my work computer so I can install programs without having to bother ya'll to do it.


  8. "It could go either way..."

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    Current Employee - Research Technician in Lubbock, TX
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Lubbock, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Texas A&M AgriLife full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They take safety and Family values seriously. They do have a good working environment .

    Cons

    Pay is decent but don't expect raises when normal raises should appear.


  9. "Great place to work. Nice people, nice organization, but what exactly does "AgriLife" do??"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Texas A&M AgriLife part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The organization has a familial feel. It seems like many employees stay there for quite some time, but there is also always new people (eg. graduate students, professors, research assistants) coming on board through the University. Overall, good benefits, and College Station based employees can enjoy being a part of a well-resourced public university.

    Cons

    There seems to be no limits as to what "AgriLife" does. Feels a bit like mission creep. Staff are too homogeneous - ie. they love anything and everything Aggieland, generally Caucasian, conservative, and from rural Texas.

    Advice to Management

    Rebrand the organization. The word "AgriLife" doesn't mean anything. Refocus your mission and priorities.


  10. "Great opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Texas A&M AgriLife full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great education. I had the opportunity to travel the world for agricultural research.

    Cons

    Graduate stipends are perhaps a little low for the amount of work.


  11. "Student Worker"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Student Worker in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Texas A&M AgriLife part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The faculty are very courteous, understanding of student schedules, and provide a great workplace environment. Being at a University, they are very mindful if you are a full-time student and don't mind if you work on schoolwork during downtime.

    Cons

    There are not any particular downsides to a position as a student worker, aside from the obvious cons that are characteristic of the position. Such features include no advancement or increase in pay that you might see in a job outside of a student worker position.

    Advice to Management

    Coming from an academic institution that prides itself on it's ethics and integrity, it is always important to abide by the Aggie honor code.


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