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Updated July 18, 2017
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University of Maryland President Dr. Wallace D. Loh
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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. "graduate assistant"

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Tax Preparer in Auburn, AL
    Current Employee - Seasonal Tax Preparer in Auburn, AL

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

    Pros

    Learning more accounting method and making new friends

    Cons

    The working environment is very good and people are very friendly

    Advice to Management

    how to manage your time


  2. "Low stress, great benefits, low hours"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great health/dental ins from the State of Maryland, TAship pays for tuition plus more than enough to live on, while not taking up anywhere close to the "20 hours" they say you work.

    Cons

    Class sizes have grown so large that it is much harder to give individualized attention, and the students likely suffer.

  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student and Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student and Teaching Assistant in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great access to research material, flexible hours, and fantastic health insurance

    Cons

    I wish I were paid more.


  4. "Good Place to study"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a Friendly Environment

    Cons

    there is some Low Pay


  5. "Research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Maryland (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice campus, good professors and good facilities

    Cons

    not much too say. Almost perfect for work and study.


  6. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good university, high reputation, good work life balance, well paid, pretty campus

    Cons

    too large to navigate, not safe close to campus

    Advice to Management

    pay more attention to safety issues


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Administrative people are friendly and competent. The academics (professors and students) are also great. Lots of amazing research being done.

    Cons

    Even if your contract is not long, you have to pick a pension scheme.

  8. "Lab Manager"

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    Former Employee - Lab Manager in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Lab Manager in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexible work environment
    - Accomodating schedules
    - Academia culture

    Cons

    - Not much opportunity for growth


  9. "Education was fine; research experience felt useful."

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

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

    Pros

    Convenience and building a relationship with professors. Extra income was a nice bonus as a college student, and doing something within one's field is always beneficial.

    Cons

    Finding time to work can be difficult depending on courseload. Sometimes projects can face hurdles and hours per week can be inconsistent.


  10. "Excellent Place to Work!"

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Representative in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Front Desk Representative in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexible working hours
    - Company culture is perfect balance between competitive and welcoming

    Cons

    I can't seem to think of any. It's a great position that I would recommend to any student looking to make some extra cash!

    Advice to Management

    I have no complaints. Keep being yourselves, and students will love you. You were all very nice to me, and I'm happy I had the position.


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