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University of Texas at Arlington Reviews

Updated Sep 17, 2019

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University of Texas at Arlington CEO Vistasp M. Karbhari
Vistasp M. Karbhari
277 Ratings
Pros
  • "Wonderful people and a warm and fuzzy work environment(in 53 reviews)

  • "Flexible Hours along with chance to work in Lab environment(in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low Pay, Smaller Campus,Less funding(in 27 reviews)

  • "Some professors require more work from TA's than others(in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Student Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Texas at Arlington part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I worked as a student assistant for 2 years. It is very good place for on campus employment.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons.

    University of Texas at Arlington2019-07-18
  2. "Comfortable Environment"

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    Current Employee - Academic Advisor II 

    I have been working at University of Texas at Arlington full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, keeps up with technology

    Cons

    Pay not quite to scale with DFW cost of living

    University of Texas at Arlington2019-09-17
  3. "Great Research University"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Texas at Arlington part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You will learn many things how to do research and lots of opportunity to enhance your profile

    Cons

    Huge PhD research pressure to cope with challanges.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more efficient

    University of Texas at Arlington2019-09-16
  4. "Lots of great attributes and some not so great flaws"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Texas at Arlington full-time

    Pros

    Once completed a 6-month probationary period significant job Stability/Security; Excellent Benefits: Health, Vision, Dental, Vacation, Sick Leave, Holidays, Longevity, Mandatory Teacher Retirement & Excellent Voluntary Retirement Options & Local Discounts; Easy to move jobs within the university. Excellent culture for students!

    Cons

    Lowest paying across the board 4-year degree-granting, public, research university in the North Texas Region. In order to have any career progression, you must reapply for positions within other departments with a strong risk of lower pay. Job title & requirements grossly understate roles as most admins job descriptions and what they do mesh. In order to succeed really must have a Bachelor's degree (which... is way above the market req. for the job title). The job duties fall more in line with a combined role of each of the following: Accountant Specialist/Bookkeeper, Budget Analyst, Executive Assistant, and an Office Manager. If you are results-driven, self-motivated and an achiever then, you need to be prepared to be taken advantage of.

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    University of Texas at Arlington2019-09-13
  5. "Great student job"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Ambassador 

    I worked at University of Texas at Arlington part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay was good and had flexible hours for a student

    Cons

    Traveling is required sometimes, that you have to drive somewhere for work

    Advice to Management

    Increase hours for students

    University of Texas at Arlington2019-09-05
  6. "Good place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Data Entry Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Texas at Arlington part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Pay, Flexible Scheduling, Friendly Staff and Co-Workers

    Cons

    Mountains of never-ending monotonous work

    University of Texas at Arlington2019-09-03
  7. "Best paid job on campus for students"

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    Former Employee - Resident Assistant 

    I worked at University of Texas at Arlington full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Discounted Housing with you private room Free meal plan Great way to meet new people

    Cons

    You are always "clocked in" and it can be harder to disconnect from work

    University of Texas at Arlington2019-09-02
  8. "Self-Centered Leadership Creates Internal Challenges"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Texas at Arlington full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are really some great people working there; at least among those who are left. The students come from incredibly diverse backgrounds, so there are often enlightening conversations, with many "aha" moments from students and faculty alike. Arlington, as a city, is also enjoyable with affordable housing and some decent entertainment and amenities.

    Cons

    There's no feeling of security in your job or programming. The current leadership regime, although perhaps well-intentioned, creates an internal competition for resources. This fosters somewhat territorial behavior among the schools/departments and often inhibits interdisciplinary collaboration. People manage to do only through a sheer force of will and determination, often with personal sacrifice. It is easier and... more effective to collaborate on research with people at other universities than it is to work with people in your own building from a different college because of the resentment and insecurity due to ineffective leadership. Centralized control of resources often results in unnecessary and inefficient layers of bureaucracy, to the point where people just stop trying. Many of the university's strongest employees, faculty and staff alike, have left due to Karbhari, who has replaced them with inexperienced friends and incompetent "yes men".

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    Advice to Management

    What looks good on paper isn't always effective in practice. Students, faculty, and staff often struggle so that the university's numbers look good. The long-term benefit of the university is sacrificed for glowing numbers and the lack of transparency comes across as suspicious.

    University of Texas at Arlington2019-09-16
  9. "Lecturer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at University of Texas at Arlington full-time

    Pros

    Great faculty to work with

    Cons

    Night class teaching often required

    University of Texas at Arlington2019-08-26
  10. "Nice people, awful admin"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Texas at Arlington full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Professors are wonderful Research is good

    Cons

    Administration President is really awful and should be replaced

    Advice to Management

    get a new president

    University of Texas at Arlington2019-09-05
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