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University of Maryland College Park Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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  • College park is not like Washington D (in 30 reviews)

  • Not sure it's the best idea to let graduate students teaching undergrad classes independently (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Research Assistant & Teaching Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Flexible Hours
    -Workload is easy to manage on top of classes and research

    Cons

    -varies based on adviser & class you are TAing for


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate 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

    Very helpful cleanroom staff
    Tools are maintained well
    Good variety of instrumentation
    Facilities staff are quite prompt in responding to issues

    Cons

    Do not have some subscriptions to important field-specific journals
    Some administrators are nasty

  3. "Stress Free Nice Working Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bus Driver in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Bus Driver in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Maryland part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mostly Driving College Students so no passenger issues

    Small company so everyone knows everybody

    Tuition Remission ( if full time)

    Since employed for University of Maryland you have full access to most facilities and discounted access to the rest

    No mandatory uniform -allowed to wear regular wardrobe (within reason)

    Cons

    Low pay compared to other CDL positions

    A lot of routes are short and redundant ( circles college campus)

    Must constantly look out for pedestrians darting across the street at inappropriate times ( college campus)

    High percentage of young student employees

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  4. "University of Maryland"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice research experience working here

    Cons

    Slightly underpaid compared to the quality of living in this D.C. neighborhood


  5. "Excellent working environment as a graduate student"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent facilities and working atmosphere. Staffs are very helpful!

    Cons

    Some rooms in my building have no window at all, which affects my mood sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    The management is good.


  6. "Recwell has the best jobs on campus"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Recwell Staff in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Recwell Staff in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Such a relaxed atmosphere. People are very friendly and everyone does their part.

    Cons

    Their online site for scheduling is a mess


  7. "IT Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Coordinator in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - IT Coordinator in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of time off.

    Cons

    Does not follow own policies, can be multi-minded

    Advice to Management

    Find standards that work for most, cater specially to the rest

  8. "Wonderful institution but struggles to incorporate graduate student needs"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in College Park, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Maryland part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Environment is friendly. Fellow graduate students in government and politics are fun and hard-working.

    Cons

    Funding for graduate students is below our peers, and far below what is required to meet our departmental aspirations.

    Advice to Management

    Very poor job of connecting University resources to students. Faculty have a very hands off approach to graduate students, which leaves quite a few twisting in the wind or quitting after slugging through the first three years.


  9. "Life as a Graduate Student"

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

    I have been working at University of Maryland part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I've attended College Park as a grad student for the last ~6 years (currently in final stretch of Ph.D) and I love it here. Of course, it is general knowledge that grad students don't earn a lot, and that's OK. I receive tuition remission as a graduate research assistant which helps pay most of my fees, so it's a great package overall.

    Cons

    To be honest, none! Its a great environment for growing in one's career.


  10. "Recreation and Wellness"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Challenge Course Supervisor in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Challenge Course Supervisor in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Inclusive, good opportunities for learning, relaxed professional staff, a great overall positive vibe, lots of different job positions, easy to get promoted

    Cons

    some jobs have a minimum number of hours that are hard for students, if youre a student you can only be promoted from "staff" to "supervisor"

    Advice to Management

    create more opportunities for student employees


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