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Updated January 19, 2018
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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. "good benefit"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Associate
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Associate

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

    Pros

    good benefit, including 403(b), good health insurance

    Cons

    paid leave is hard to apply as postdoc


  2. "intern at laboratory"

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

    I worked at University of Maryland part-time

    Pros

    flexible hour is the best advantage

    Cons

    Cannot expect good hourly rate or raise

  3. "Everyone's graduate school experience is a different horror story."

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant (Part Time) in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant (Part Time) in College Park, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of freedom in my schedule.

    Cons

    Not really sure where I stand in long-term plan for research advisor. Have to secure funding on on regular basis, and if one gets that funding or not is based largely on things out of the control of the graduate student.

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to define the rights of graduate students as employees at your university.


  4. "Dingman Center"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at University of Maryland full-time

    Pros

    Tuition remission other than that nothing

    Cons

    Working at the Dingman center feels like you’re in the movie ‘’Mean Girls.” The directors come off thinking they are better off than 90% of the university and they treat you based off of your title.

    Advice to Management

    There’s high turnover for a lot of different reasons. Treat your employees with respect, be upfront about roles and responsibilities and take accountability for your employees’ actions.


  5. "Great school"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Maryland full-time

    Pros

    One of the best graduate schools

    Cons

    Not super safe in the neighborhood


  6. "Graduate Assistant"

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

    I have been working at University of Maryland part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible work hours and ability to set your own schedule. Benefits include guaranteed in-state tuition, tuition remission, and a monthly stipend.

    Cons

    Event planning and coordination is sometimes an issue. Students are often-times not given sufficient notice of upcoming events.

    Advice to Management

    Being a university and running on a yearly routine, build out a long-range plan beyond one year and make modifications as needed. It appears as though administration is starting out cold each time after returning from a break.


  7. "data manager"

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    Former Employee - Data Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Data Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, nice work place environment, friendly and pleasant coworkers, good benefits that include tuition remission

    Cons

    the pay is low and they do not have telework options. Not a lot of opportunities for advancement

    Advice to Management

    not until someone quits or retires

  8. "Enjoyable experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Maryland part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, pleasant work environment

    Cons

    Grading can get dull quickly


  9. "Resident Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great student position that creates the opportunity for leadership, mentoring, and offers a great sense of community.

    Cons

    Irregular hours. As a resident assistant, you may be called upon at any time of day or night to assist students with roommate conflicts, medical concerns, etc.


  10. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in College Park, MD

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

    Pros

    Creative environment for research and development.

    Cons

    Intellectual development is sometimes secondary to results.


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