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University of Maryland College Park Reviews

Updated January 19, 2018
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  • College park is not like Washington D (in 31 reviews)

  • Not sure it's the best idea to let graduate students teaching undergrad classes independently (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Education"

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    Current Employee - Educator in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Educator in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Maryland full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Comprehensive benefits package, professional development opps

    Cons

    State employee salary, large organization

    Advice to Management

    Improve branding messages


  2. "Good for gaining starting experience"

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    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Maryland (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are great and work with you to make sure you can handle the tasks

    Cons

    There is no way to move up.

  3. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Maryland full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of interactions with undergrads, and full of fun.

    Cons

    You need to spend quite a lot time to grade homework.

    Advice to Management

    Have more special training before courses start.


  4. "Research Assitant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in College Park, MD

    I have been working at University of Maryland full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work at. Have very talented people there.

    Cons

    Not very good work/life balance.


  5. "Customer Service Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Maryland part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - good compensation (free room and board)

    Cons

    - sometimes its required that you go above the outlined 20hrs/week


  6. "Classroom Support Review"

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    Current Employee - Level II Technician in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Level II Technician in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Maryland part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great working culture and environment
    - Great bosses
    - On job training

    Cons

    - There are no cons of working there

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  7. "Excellent university for research"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well staffed clean room with high quality equipment
    Excellent facilities team with fast responses
    Smart colleagues
    General collegial environment
    Well run shuttle system

    Cons

    Unacceptable chemical hygiene- people touch everything with their lab gloves
    Some administrators are nasty
    Getting reimbursed for some things is near impossible

    Advice to Management

    Enforce chemical hygiene and fire nasty individuals

  8. "Terrapin Works is great!"

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    Current Employee - Lab Manager in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Lab Manager in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Maryland part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    So many opportunities to grow and learn additive Manufacturing

    Cons

    Not very well organized, still experiencing growing pains

    Advice to Management

    Higher more management


  9. "RACIST BULLIES!! HOSTILE!"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Maryland full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Close to my home, that's it! No uniform. The have a contract with Pepsi so those machines are pepsi and not coke, but they charge $1.50-$1.75 so you're better off buying a 2 Liter off campus..

    Cons

    All persons I've spoken with in HR, FSAP, Union rep, Title IX rep, former CDO, and Thriving Workplace all have advised me to seek employment elsewhere because the culture of UMD will not change. Racism will remain, and upper management will remain bullies. This is so sad for a new employee. There is no diversity in upper management. There is no fair pay. Everyone is either low or mid level employees. There's no means for a raise bc we are state employees. The DiamondBack publishes salaries and it REALLY hits home how much LESS you make even though you have more responsibility than others. There's no response from leadership despite the CLEAR TOLL it takes on morale. Telework is for upper management ONLY PERIOD. No one will even consider allowing extended work days [i.e 4-10hr days w/ 1 day off]. Parking will get WORSE. Metro is NOT accessible where we LIVE. I live 30 mins away if I took the metro my commute would be 1.5hrs. Plus Metro is HORRIBLE.

    Finally at this PWC, the money is the most important. So if you're in finance you are good, you will be paid. The rest of us are only here for free tuition so see how much you can put up with while getting your degree or putting your kids thru school. Honestly I have a Sr in HS and now that I've been here i don't want my kid going to a school like this.. The only interest they have is athletics.

    Advice to Management

    Give back, do something? GIve us an entire week for Spring Break vs 2-3 days? Try to GIVE A CRAP!! Be fair and equal? Something??


  10. "Intramural Sports Official"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Opportunity to become a supervisor

    Cons

    Pay is not the greatest


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