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University of Maryland College Park Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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  • College park is not like Washington D (in 28 reviews)

  • Graduate students don't get credit waiver (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "A great time at the university"

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    • Senior Management
    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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work and study balance

    Cons

    No cons in the job profile


  2. "Student"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Student 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

    Very good to work at University

    Cons

    Nothing Bad in working at University

    Advice to Management

    No advice to the management

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Web Developer"

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

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

    Pros

    It is a great place to work with a supporting working culture.

    Cons

    There are absolutely no cons.


  4. "UMD is a solid place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Huge number of opportunities. Strong school spirit. Higher education/student affairs programs are well ranked. Near DC

    Cons

    Budget issues at the state level have frequently resulted in furloughs here and there over the last several years


  5. "Graduate Research Assistantship"

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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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you think they are paying you for getting your PhD its good

    Cons

    Have to sacrifice 6 years of your life


  6. "Good Benefits, Very Low Salary"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Specialist in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Program Specialist in College Park, MD
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    FREE tuition
    location
    health benefits
    fair manger(s)
    friendly community/awesome colleagues

    Cons

    lack of real career progression/ growth opportunities
    some depts qualify you based on years of service at UMD vs credentials
    low salaries compared to industry averages in local D.C. commuting area
    politics
    No telework or alternative work schedules
    No leave bank or leave sharing program


  7. "It's okay."

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    Former Contractor - Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD
    Former Contractor - Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Maryland as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Positive environment. Good benefits. Flexible.

    Cons

    Supervisors can have high expectations

  8. "University"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Graduate Student 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

    Amazing work life balance place!

    Cons

    Vast University, Often You tend to get lost!

    Advice to Management

    Nothing!


  9. "Amazing university"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work was interesting and had good funding

    Cons

    There is nothing bad to really talk about


  10. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant 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

    Diverse workforce. Good management.

    Cons

    Overburdened by work. Less opportunities for growth


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