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Updated December 9, 2017
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  • It sometimes feels like a Call Center (in 20 reviews)

  • Upper management doesn't seem to listen to employee concerns (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "UMUC has great VP HR John Petrov and great HR Team!"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Largo, MD
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Largo, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UMUC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Love working here. Great pay and benefits. Great HR team and leadership. We now have online rewards and recognition for all global faculty and staff. Employees have a voice with annual engagement surveys.

    Cons

    Growth mindset too much.

    Advice to Management

    Mr. President don't lose sight of student quality and completion.


  2. "Uncertain times"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UMUC full-time

    Pros

    Tuition remission, generous leave, and extended winter break. Great work/life Balance

    Cons

    As with any State agency, raises are not a given. As cost of living continues to rise, salaries do not.

  3. "Adjunct Professor"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Adelphi, MD
    Current Employee - Adjunct Professor in Adelphi, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UMUC part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very large university with global campuses

    Cons

    Too large to become familiar relationships in the community

    Advice to Management

    Make more interactive communication and build more academic society


  4. "A+ to UMUC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UMUC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    One of the most forward thinking universities out there.

    Cons

    There are really no cons to share.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Stay away from Ops and Planning leadership. We need change."

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Adelphi, MD
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Adelphi, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UMUC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits and nice work colleagues.

    Cons

    Some senior leaders are psycho here at UMUC. Stay away from Ops and Planning leadership. Its a sad day for project management team. Mean and unscrupulous leadership needs to change.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up the psychos. Reactive senior leadership and turnover of top people. So sad. Slow down. Keep the good ones and get rid of the bad ones.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Collections Administrative Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Collections Specialist in Largo, MD
    Former Employee - Collections Specialist in Largo, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UMUC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great place to work because of benefits

    Cons

    pay is not good but flexible


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UMUC full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and great people to work with

    Cons

    Limited room for growth and advancement

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Largo, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Largo, MD
    Recommends

    I have been working at UMUC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very convenient, great people. Tuition remission

    Cons

    Pay is low and limited growth opportunities. Some departments don't allow professional development of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more and allow employees to develop to enhance their career/potential, and contribute the new developments to organizational success


  9. "Poor Leadership Starts At the Top"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UMUC full-time

    Pros

    Some very hard working, smart people at middle levels

    Cons

    Someone else mentioned "psycho" leaders in Ops and Planning... adding mean-spirited & punishing. HR & John Petrov support & magnify this activity.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the bad actors and promote the smart ones. Start at the top.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great organization, minimal room for advancement"

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    Current Employee - Military Education Coordinator
    Current Employee - Military Education Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UMUC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great teamwork, open communication, and a solid understanding of the work-life balance. I value the transparency of the organization and that even the President makes time in his schedule to sit with us and discuss the organization.

    Cons

    Little room for advancement or inner-office benefits (ie: daycare) unless you work up at the headquarters office. If you are a field employee working with the military students, you will still get the same pay as others in your field at the headquarters location, but they earn far more non-monetary benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Remember us out in the field and try to find a way that we, too, get to benefit from events like "take your daughter to work day".


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