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University of Texas at Arlington Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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  • Low pay in the Business School compared to the Engineering School (in 20 reviews)

  • Most positions related to peer education were only available on a part-time basis (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Arlington, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Research conducted in Civil Engineering is diverse.

    Cons

    Professors aren't great in Structural Engineering except a couple. It is very hard to get financial assistantship. Parking is terrible. I won't recommend for graduate study.


  2. "Unknown Title"

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    Current Employee - Unknown in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Unknown in Arlington, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health Care and paid time off is the only positive to the job. You will need both for your sanity!

    Cons

    The environment can be hostile and system is political and stressful. I wouldn't wish this work environment on anyone! Stay until you gain experience and then move on!

    Advice to Management

    Look out for your employees. Stop playing favorites . The pay is awful, most of us with degrees deserve more then the post-high school salary.

  3. "Not Rewarding the Good Scientists"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours; Lab availability; Nice staff

    Cons

    Do not value the merit of good science; Not a lot of health benefit; No benefit/incentives for good work


  4. "Pretty Good place to work"

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

    I worked at University of Texas at Arlington full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits package-excellent Dental
    Brilliant faculty doing amazing research

    Cons

    Staff is grossly underpaid and devalued
    Most staff has been at UTA forever and tend to be minimally educated, which justifies the low salaries
    The only way to get a considerable pay raise is to change positions but they often make it hard to move around

    Advice to Management

    Higher more educated staff
    Pay better wages


  5. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Mesa, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Texas at Arlington (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The support staff is friendly and competent, and will engage in vigorous bureaucromancy to make your life just a little bit easier (which counts for a lot as a graduate student), all they ask in return is respect and propitiatory sacrifices in the form of "thank you" pastries.

    Cons

    Administration Is The Enemy. Those who set the rules within the university (and the UT system) can and will do everything they can to screw over graduate students, faculty, and the Americans With Disabilities Act.


  6. "Assistant Director"

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

    I worked at University of Texas at Arlington full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The campus was pleasant. I enjoy working in an academic environment.

    Cons

    Across the board, staff salaries were much lower than competing universities in the area. The benefits were also among the worst. Staff morale was low, and turnover was high.

    Advice to Management

    Value your staff more. Provide better benefits, including choice of retirement plan.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "UTA Library demoralized and deprofessionaized - NSFW"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    The best thing is the greater mission of the educational institution, being able to assist faculty, researchers, and students so they can meet their goals

    Cons

    The library administration has systematically pushed experienced employees either out or into positions where they have little or no talent, interests, or skills. Masters or higher educated staff are supposed to pay for most or all of their own training and/or travel, regardless of being fresh out of grad school or if the salaries are the same as they were 4 years ago. All levels of library assistants have been reclassified into a single library technician title. There is no possibility of progress for these technicians. There are a few "chosen ones" who have received sizable merit raises to the detriment of all other staff members well being. The demoralization has gotten so severe that even rumors of egregious misconduct by a library administrator are rampant. Experiences of institutional bullying have been reported throughout the organization and may be able to been seen through the extraordinary turnover rate of 66% in 4 years. While 66% may be considered normal in some other business environments, this is highly unusual in academic settings.

    Advice to Management

    University administration should seriously investigate the problems at this site before sufficient anger erupts and staff consult their lawyers.

  8. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some of the projects are interesting.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance.

    Little to no room to grow, with limited benefits.

    Has a support staff that is almost half the size of the actual research staff.


  9. "UTA sucks"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Texas at Arlington (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cannot think of something good about the university.

    Cons

    Professors are out of reach most of the time. On teaching, they can't explain things well but expect students to fully understand. On research, most of faculties don't have fundings. They're not willing to give trainings to students on research and they expect students to achieve greatness.


  10. "Tour guide"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great networking opportunities. There was also team building events that were amazing to be a part of. The chance to meet new people was super excited.

    Cons

    Seems like you need to be cookie cutter to be able to succeed in this position. There is not much of an embrace of diversity and individuality. Pay is incredibly sad. With all the work it takes to pretty much brand, market, and sell the school to perspective students and families there was not much appreciation given to employees. There was a lot of favorites being treated better and politics within the job were the absolute worst.


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