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Updated September 6, 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 27 reviews)

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  1. "My honest opinion about them"

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Team Member in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will meet some great patients

    Cons

    ' Bad treatment towards staff members


  2. "Trade Offs"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Administrative 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

    Fair benefits, summer and winter break office duties are minimal, dress is casual year around

    Cons

    Lots of politics, the pay is not fair, not a good place to work if you are young, you will be treated like a student and not a colleague.

  3. "Great colleagues to work with. Program was very difficult to work in."

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    Former Employee - Agent in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Agent in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility with time
    Emphasis on professional development
    Upper management cares about their employees
    Colleagues were there to help and lend a hand when asked

    Cons

    Difficult clientele
    No work life balance
    Seemed to be a lot of frustration and bitterness among the individuals we served


  4. "Bad Management"

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

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

    Pros

    Generally good people, great benefits and great campus

    Cons

    The University is Ok, but some of the divisions are horrible like Residential and Facility Management. Management is very bad and are absent most days. Don't have a clue of how the work gets done

    Advice to Management

    Obtain a better management team, more diverse with progressive mindset. Some members of Management needs to be change


  5. "Graduate Research Assistantship"

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    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. "Worst place for work"

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    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


  7. "Okay for student work"

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    Former Employee - Student Library Assistant in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Student Library Assistant in College Park, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    quiet, did homework all shift, watched netflix, easy application, fit into schedule

    Cons

    horrible coworkers, horrible manager, dirty building, roaches, food, weird smells, not secure

    Advice to Management

    Get a new night manager

  8. "Graduate Coordinator"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits package is competitive.
    Option to enroll in labor union is great! They will help when dealing with politics in the office.

    Cons

    Very decentralized at the graduate level.
    Antiquated systems for advising students...they only used paper forms.
    High turnover in many departments in the engineering school.


  9. "grad student"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Graduate Research/Teaching 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 a year)

    Pros

    Good flexibility in terms of project and hours worked

    Cons

    High expectations for little pay

    Advice to Management

    Pay your grad students better


  10. "exploitative"

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

    Pros

    fun working in higher ed, students are good, supervisors are dedicated

    Cons

    exploitation of work force by the higher ed system, low pay and low benefits and all the money goes towards tenure staff


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