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Texas AgriLIFE Research Reviews

Updated January 29, 2017
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  1. "an interesting and diverse experience"

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    Former Employee - Research Technician in Lubbock, TX
    Former Employee - Research Technician in Lubbock, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Texas AgriLIFE Research full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    very interesting research, lots of new things to learn, mostly pleasant staff, flexible hours, excellent policies for sick leave, overtime, and vacation time. Each person in charge of their area was always very professional and capable.

    Cons

    LONG HOURS during certain parts of the season, some programs are serially understaffed, bad office politics on occasion, pay is pretty low relative to local standards, some out of date research methods and low initiative to upgrade equipment, difficulty in communicating/coordinated with agricultural partners. Some hostility and intimidation with the older crowd. There were several incidents with a long-term staff member that went unreported due to fear of backlash.

    Advice to Management

    There should be a better and safer way of addressing inter-office problems, particularly with senior staff who may not be adapting to the needs of their programs.


  2. "Student Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Student Worker in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Texas AgriLIFE Research (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Flexible scheduling for students
    -Decent pay
    -Good overall experience

    Cons

    -Professor was not very interested in my work
    -Limited to no feedback


  3. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Non-affiliated Student Technician in Lubbock, TX
    Current Employee - Non-affiliated Student Technician in Lubbock, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas AgriLIFE Research part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have had nothing but good experiences with the people here. Everyone is committed to their research and is passionate about their specialty.

    Cons

    I work at the Lubbock location, and the drive there is a bit long. Phone reception is a little spotty as well.


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  5. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas AgriLIFE Research part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Gain of experience
    Good funding for research
    Excellent networking opportunities
    In my case, it allowed me to study a Master of Science degree while gaining experience on my field of job.

    Cons

    It is always hard to keep up with school and work, but I never had a problem with company related issues.
    It is hard to get a full time position afterwards.


  6. "Postdoctoral research associate"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in College Station, TX

    I have been working at Texas AgriLIFE Research (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Big campus and many learning opportunities

    Cons

    You are required to work independent and no support from advisors.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in College Station, TX
    Former Employee - Student Worker in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Texas AgriLIFE Research part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people, satisfying work, a lot of freedom to do your work and responsibility given for tasks.

    Cons

    Kind of a dull atmosphere at times, as the office can be pretty quiet. If you're working just part time hard to connect with the office

    Advice to Management

    None really, it was a good job and I enjoyed the work, and felt that I learned quite a bit while doing it.


  8. "Good Place to Work At"

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

    I worked at Texas AgriLIFE Research part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Could work part-time while on F1 visa and get research work. I had a fabulous guide and there was a good work-life balance maintained.

    Cons

    This depends on who your guide is and what work you are tasked with.


  9. "Student worker"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Texas AgriLIFE Research part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    All my co-workers were great to work with and easy to get a long with. Also worked with my school schedule.

    Cons

    The Doctor I was doing research under was not very easy to work with. Seemed to pick all all of the student workers.


  10. "Research Asst."

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    Current Employee - Student Worker II in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Student Worker II in College Station, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Texas AgriLIFE Research part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great place, great structure

    Cons

    no cons what so ever

    Advice to Management

    no advice what so ever


  11. "Great opportunities here, they offer a chance to really make a difference and create a career."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Station, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    Lots of training, and chances for your input into the organization.

    Cons

    You have to commit a lot of time to them.

    Advice to Management

    Create more incentives for the employees to work harder.


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