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Updated April 13, 2017
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  • College park is not like Washington D (in 28 reviews)

  • Graduate students don't get credit waiver (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Recreation and Wellness"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  2. "An educational institute"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    An educational atmosphere with highly educated peers

    Cons

    State school red tapes exist


  3. "Biology TA"

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD

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

    Pros

    Professors are easy to work with and very accommodating; students are fun and respectful

    Cons

    Inconsistency in teach style and curriculum across different professors; some are more demanding than others


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  5. "PHD Study"

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

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

    Pros

    Close to DC, great place for research

    Cons

    living expense is a little high

    Advice to Management

    good


  6. "Student Worker at UMD"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible part-time hours and decent pay

    Cons

    Software won't run so it's difficult to make progress programming


  7. "Teaching Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience, great support from faculty, teaches you the importance of time management

    Cons

    None I could think of


  8. "Graduate Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD

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

    Pros

    Full Tuition Waiver. Unless you are in the Smith School(there are couple of exceptions to full fee waiver)

    Cons

    High workload. But it varies from department to department.


  9. "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


  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


  11. "Amazing university"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    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


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