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Updated August 16, 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 29 reviews)

  • Not sure it's the best idea to let graduate students teaching undergrad classes independently (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    get to learn many things

    Cons

    Requires skill and proper time management for work life balance


  2. "Great benefits, but offset by lower pay"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, generous paid vacation leave and sick leave, access to cultural activities on campus, diverse workforce

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted when senior managers stay in their positions for a long time, some long-term employers seem unmotivated, lack of pay/cost of living increases due to tight state budgets

    Advice to Management

    Allow formal telecommuting arrangements for employees, allow more opportunities for growth for middle managers so they don't leave the university,

  3. "This is not so bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Coworkers
    Friendly and welcoming atmosphere

    Cons

    High traffic area. Makes going 8 miles into an hour long trip.


  4. "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.


  5. "Research Assistant"

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

    I have been working at University of Maryland as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Educational opportunities are excellent. There's so much to learn and some of the best, most knowledgeable people to teach it.

    Cons

    Academic Departs do not operate very cohesively. Poor communication is rampant. It is very difficult to blaze a path forward without strong advice and support.

    Advice to Management

    Better support for first year graduate students will ensure that people can get through their introductory classes without issue and begin their research on schedule.


  6. "UMPD Officer"

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    Former Employee - Master Patrol Officer in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Master Patrol Officer in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, especially education benefits. Great people to work with! Real police work is done here. If you apply yourself and work hard you will grow and succeed here.

    Cons

    The administration is a bit out of touch with Patrol level officers and doesn't communicate/address their concerns well. There was a big compression issue with salary which essentially kept loyal, long term officers' salaries down. Hopefully this has been addressed by now.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the pay scale and pay long term employees better. Retention should improve if pay better reflects the contribution made by hard working officers who have been around long enough to know the ropes well.


  7. "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.

  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "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


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