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Updated September 12, 2018
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University of Baltimore President Kurt L. Schmoke
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Pros
  • "I really loved our student body, they made my time at UB rewarding" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Great place to work if you are a student at UB" (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • "junior faculty are running for the exit" (in 5 reviews)

  • "The new Provost has staffed her office with more" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Front Desk receptionist"

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Job placement, connections to other jobs, helping students, assisting librarians

    Cons

    Pay is low, Sitting the whole shift.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Another newly minted associate professor out the door."

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

    I worked at University of Baltimore full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Faculty are great. They do so much with so little, that I find my colleagues to be some of the most innovative educators I have had the honor to work with.
    Our students are dedicated, and some of the most interesting and professional students I have had the honor to work with. I really loved our student body, they made my time at UB rewarding.

    Cons

    Our provost has a 1980's higher ed mentality. She doesn't see the forest through the trees and , unfortunately, isn't that bright a manager. Because of this... junior faculty are running for the exit. We lost four last year (unheard of at other universities). If you teach in the liberal arts, this isn't the place for you right now. Our provost favors failing business school programs and low enrolled law school over the other colleges. We also were furloughed last year... so keep that in mind. What you negotiate for your starting salary will be your salary for a LONG time.

    Advice to Management

    I left after tenure because I could not see any significant movement at UB in the implementation of a sustainable business model. I think we need new leadership at UB. Our product is fantastic.

  3. "Not bad if you are in business or law"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Baltimore full-time

    Pros

    Good location. Nice people. Lots of potential.

    Cons

    Historically poor financial management, lots of administrators, declining enrollments.


  4. "Student Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Everything is great. I like it a lot.

    Cons

    None. I have grown a lot in this role.


  5. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Baltimore (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was pretty easy work, just collaborating with the professor for literature review

    Cons

    It was just a contract job, not really room for upward movement.


  6. "Writing Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Writing Center Consultant in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Writing Center Consultant in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Baltimore part-time

    Pros

    Really friendly environment, flexible hours, great opportunity to practice people skills

    Cons

    There are no cons. The work is great.

    Advice to Management

    Hr needs to be more efficient


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. 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.


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