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Updated January 11, 2018
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University of Baltimore President Kurt L. Schmoke
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Pros
  • Great place to work if you are a student at UB (in 2 reviews)

  • It's ok if you're working here while taking classes (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • There is little to no reason for new tenure track faculty to stay (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Baltimore full-time

    Pros

    There are some very nice people working there, and very helpful administrative staff. The compensation is competitive.

    Cons

    Its a smaller of the University of Maryland system schools so sometimes the bugs aren't always worked out in policy implementation. Sometimes it takes longer than it should to get responses. I think that the budget issues due to low enrollment stem from not being proactive enough from the start of the decline of lower enrollment but they seem to be taking a forceful approach to adapt and redesign.


  2. "Decent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Baltimore part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work if you are a student at UB

    Cons

    Finding parking can be very challenging.

  3. "Fantastic University"

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    Current Employee - Web Developer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Baltimore full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing people, relaxed but professional workplace environment.

    Cons

    Time sheets are a pain if you forget to fill one out. Out accounting process seems to have hiccups but its not a big deal.

    Advice to Management

    Management cares deeply about their workers and the universities impact on the city. I love knowing this


  4. Helpful (1)

    "A financial train wreak"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Baltimore full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Faculty are amazing, talented, and supportive.
    Graduate students are amazing working adults.
    Great location and safe campus (even at night)
    Facilities are great.

    Cons

    Administration heavy, years of financial incompetence (we are currently all furloughed). There is little to no reason for new tenure track faculty to stay. Our department has lost more than 5 faculty since I started.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "The Potential is there"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Baltimore full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A work environment that has improved under the new leadership. Freedom to make change and you really get to know everyone from the top of the org chart to the bottom. Innovation is encouraged.

    Cons

    Totally underfunded university. And unlike Norm from the 90's show Cheers "Nobody knows the University's name.

    Advice to Management

    Convince the Chancellor and the Maryland General Assembly that our mission is important and we need more funding and support.


  6. "Great on-campus job"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at University of Baltimore part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment; easier to manage graduate school and part-time work at the same time.

    Cons

    Cannot work there after graduation


  7. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Baltimore part-time

    Pros

    A very positive experience.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.

  8. "UB Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Baltimore part-time

    Pros

    It's ok if you're working here while taking classes

    Cons

    Disorganized and terrible ran organization


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good Benefits, Horrible Morale"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The health benefits and vacation time are incredible. Exempt employees get 20 days of annual leave at the start of employment along with 3 personal days and holidays.

    Cons

    The morale at the university is horrible right now. There have been multiple lay offs without notice and without explanation. Most people walked around pretty worried their job would be gone tomorrow. They got rid of the Registrar for no reason and passed the duties onto other people. Instead of investing in their employees with pay increases all of the raises go to senior level administrators. The new Provost has staffed her office with more $100k salaried administrators at this very small school, than that of universities twice the size. It was so disappointing to watch highly intelligent, creative, and engaged employees get knocked down because of dirty administrative politics.

    For example a national search was held for the position of Provost. The entire university became excited over the candidates and the chance for needed growth and change. We put in our votes, but the President selected a candidate without taking into consideration the votes of faculty and staff. He selected someone that wasn't even put forward by the search committee. Very dirty politics that continued to damper morale.

    Advice to Management

    Lessen politics, listen to and value your students and staff. Conduct "real searches". When you hold a national search for the office of President and Provost, don't spend thousands of university dollars and staff time on a search, when you've already selected the candidate months in advance. Transparency for lack of better word.


  10. "OTS Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Baltimore part-time

    Pros

    Work around your school schedule. Great people.

    Cons

    Can be boring at times. Also, work can creep up on you so you have to keep on top of it.


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