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University of Maryland College Park Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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  • A bit unsafe in the college park area but there are several nice neighborhoods a bit farther away (in 26 reviews)

  • Graduate students don't get credit waiver (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Worst place for work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scientist in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Scientist in College Park, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    University environment - the work environment could be flexible.

    Cons

    They don't treat people like human


  2. "Teaching Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Re-learn your previous course-work. Decent Money. Academic Environment. Easy schedule.

    Cons

    Takes up time out of your semester.


  3. "Circulation Assistant at EPSL"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Very pleasant work.
    -Schedule is well managed
    -Can do homework at the desks sometimes
    -Easy money

    Cons

    -None really
    -Have to work alot of hours to make decent money for the standard of living here

    Advice to Management

    Do not blame the student workers if you or one of the higher librarians are the ones that made a mistake. Doesn't happen frequently though


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  5. "Teaching Assistant (Dept. of Computer Science)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work, great compensation for a student, and an excellent experience overall as an undergraduate student.

    Cons

    Exam grading sometimes takes away time for studying for other exams, as it must be done same-day or day after the exam took place (not required to skip your exams if they interfere, of course).

    Advice to Management

    Keep in mind that the students working often have a full course load as well, but this is typically not a problem.


  6. "Director of Development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Director of Development in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Director of Development in College Park, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Maryland full-time

    Pros

    college spirit, good benefits, Wednesday farmer's market

    Cons

    heirarchy, lack of ability to progress

    Advice to Management

    Have a way to evaluate supervisors (there are many miserable employees with terrible supervisors and no way to give feedback).


  7. "Teaching Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The computer science staff is very friendly and always help you help students. Being a TA is a great way to relearn material, as well as help others, and Maryland really maximizes your opportunity to do this.

    Cons

    The facilities are currently a bit bleak. This is being fixed soon though with the coming of the Brenden Iribe Center.


  8. "Research assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are nice here. Good work/life balance. Great place to learn a lot of things while working.

    Cons

    Can not think of any.


  9. "Graduate Student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ph D Student/Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Ph D Student/Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great amenities. Solid research environment. Manageable IRB procedures.

    Cons

    Frustrating to work within bureaucracy. Funding must be supplemented by external income sources as GAships provide insufficient funds for cost of living in DC/Metro area.


  10. "Decent job for in campus students"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - EPSL Circulation Desk Clerk in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - EPSL Circulation Desk Clerk in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -proximity to classes
    -work around your schedule
    -opportunity to improve people skills

    Cons

    -no pay raise
    -sometimes work is slow

    Advice to Management

    There should be a bit more flexibility with the work schedules given that many students are very busy and sometimes need a lighter week for exams and deadlines. The students that take less hours for one week could carry over the missed hours for another week.


  11. "Undergraduate Researcher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Maryland part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learning opportunity, good development, principal investigators care

    Cons

    Research can be slow at times, stability can be questionable due to grant funding

    Advice to Management

    While direction was well given by the management, there was room for improvement when it came to checking in to individual research assignments



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