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Updated October 26, 2017
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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. "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??


  2. "Crappy place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in University Park, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in University Park, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Maryland part-time

    Pros

    No pros. I advise not to work here

    Cons

    Extremely low salary and very bad management

  3. "Housekeeping"

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    Current Employee - Housekeeper in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Housekeeper in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benifits pay hours employees days off

    Cons

    Not fully staffed no training no experience pay range people

    Advice to Management

    Na


  4. "Last place to go"

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    Former Employee - Former Employee in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Former Employee in College Park, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Maybe work life balance.
    There is no good thing other than that. I'm serious.

    Cons

    Using very old skills
    No career growth at all
    Manager are not qualified
    No good benefit and salary
    Keep changing organizational structure.
    Working environment is so terrible; so cramped, dirty air, and so noisy.

    Advice to Management

    Be smart.


  5. "No diversity"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Coordinator in College Park, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is an exciting place to work.

    Cons

    The university is plagued by systemic racism.

    Advice to Management

    Make the workforce resemble the student body.


  6. "OK place to work"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing much good to report

    Cons

    All bad all cons for the job

    Advice to Management

    Inresase at pay rates for all employees


  7. "It is all about the "A"s -- A level publications."

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in College Park, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    If you are focused on publishing in the top journals and nothing else, this is a great place to work.

    Cons

    There is little work/life balance; little or no concern for students. Faculty will do anything to get another A level publication . . . they grub for the A's every bit as much as students grub for A's in classes -- and no one asks if learning is taking place.

  8. ""Diversity" Hazard Zone"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Engineer in College Park, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Maryland full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Tuition remission? Women's sports? Fast food?

    Surrounding ghetto is usually held at bay?

    Cons

    Culture is poisonously incestuous. Administration encourages and promotes backstabbers and sadists. If you haven't been rendered miserable or irrelevant within 5 years you're likely just the type of masochist or martyr they want. Siege mentality prevails throughout the warring factions and employee abuse is rampant.

    Advice to Management

    No such creature exists at Maryland. Its Medieval culture belongs in the Maryland Renaissance festival as an exhibit.

    No good deed goes unpunished; and the beatings will continue until attitudes improve.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Don't work here."

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in College Park, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Maryland full-time

    Pros

    Access to research participant pool.

    Cons

    Your quality of life and research career depends almost entirely on your faculty sponsor. There is no room to move up. Most faculty in my department don't care about their research staff or their grad students. It is an opportunity for them to use and waste others' research skills and careers. They will also blatantly lie about policies and salary increase opportunities. It is unclear whom to turn to for career guidance or to be an advocate for you.


  10. "Part time job. Was no where related to my field"

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    Current Employee - Office Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    enough pay to match the living expenses

    Cons

    The professor under whom I worked was a wanna be perfectionist. He had no idea what he wanted and was never happy with anything.

    Advice to Management

    If you want something done in the right way, make sure you define the right way instead of just asking someone to use their judgement


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