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Updated July 10, 2018
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  1. "Wonderful Psychology Department"

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    Former Employee - Lab Manager
    Former Employee - Lab Manager
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I worked as a lab manager for a psychology lab at UMD. The department was incredibly supportive and it was great preparation for grad school.

    Cons

    I loved everything about working at UMD.


  2. "Samuel Riggs Alumni Center"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Comfortable and friendly environment to work at!

    Cons

    Sometimes can have miscommunication among different levels of managemnet.

  3. "Great Research School"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Maryland full-time

    Pros

    Metro area, good facility, beautiful campus

    Cons

    Parking tickets are $75 each, and the DOTs are very predatory - they check the lots on the clock.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just make new buildings, take care of the research labs - some of them really need funding for upgrading their dated equipment.


  4. "Many perks, great work environment, lower pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Maryland full-time

    Pros

    Working in the administrative side of the university, perks are really good:
    - Pre-tax gym memberships and SmartCard re-loading
    - Tuition remission at USM schools
    - Opportunity to pursue cross-department opportunities to collaborate on a wide scale for some big-picture involvement

    UMD is also at a place where they are expanding and working to actively improve. The area around the University is improving due to efforts on the part of the university. New academic programs and initiatives are popping up all the time. This is great for anyone who wants a change of pace from corporate life to refocus on their personal values and things they are passionate about.

    Cons

    - Pay will be lower in exchange for more perks.
    - Parking as staff or faculty costs money.
    - Beholden to state bureaucracy at some level. Career advancement on the administrative side may not provide a lot of opportunity because of the way pay structures work.

    Advice to Management

    Allowing freedom and flexibility is the best thing you can offer your employees. It's something that generally you can be flexible on without violating some agreement between the university and unions. Giving people room to breathe can help foster new ideas and growth.


  5. "South Campus Commons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Maryland part-time

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, great CA teams

    Cons

    Higher ups don't always take into account how students would feel about their new or updated policies.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your CA's before changing or implementing policies.


  6. "Great First Job"

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    Former Employee - Community Assistant in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Community Assistant in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    UMD fostered a supportive and friendly company wide culture. Management always takes the time to provide insight and training to its employees and really seem to value your input. Awesome management, great training, highly competitive salary

    Cons

    Nothing major. Given the nature of being a community assistent you will find yourself working odd hours and juggling responsibility with classwork. Managers tend to understand this and provide support where possible.

    Advice to Management

    Schedule more events with current and former employees to provide opportunities to catch up. Provide more options to rearrange shifts.


  7. "Good Place"

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, good coworkers, exception work-life balance

    Cons

    limited opportunities for advancement, lowish salaries (that are more than made up for with benefits)

    Advice to Management

    Provide tracks for younger employees to advance

  8. "GRA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Maryland part-time

    Pros

    God location.
    Good working conditions.
    Good benefits.

    Cons

    Need to increase pay rate.


  9. "UMD - a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Maryland full-time

    Pros

    Diversity gets an A+
    Green campus
    Summertime farmers market on site
    Community garden sharing

    Cons

    Parking
    Communication from top - to actual bosses/supervisors and follow through on desired culture

    Advice to Management

    Get your IT on board with remote work!


  10. "IT Systems Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Maryland full-time

    Pros

    Good benefit, flexibility, easy and commute. Work-life balance.

    Cons

    Paid much for parking. Growth or advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Communication with non management group


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