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University of Texas at Austin Austin Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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Gregory L. Fenves
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  • Low pay compared to industry jobs (in 45 reviews)

  • Low Graduate Student Hourly Rate/ Ridiculous Dependents Health Insurance Cost (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "UT ICMB PhD student"

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

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

    Pros

    great research environment, high quality faculty and colleagues

    Cons

    depends on which advisor you end up with.


  2. "Student Working Part Time"

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, Very flexible hours, understanding of student schedules

    Cons

    Job postings obscure and sometimes hard to follow or find out about

    Advice to Management

    Hirealonghorn.com is great but there needs to be more uniformity in the applications to save time for applicants

  3. "Student Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy schedule, employers tend to work around your classes! We also get access to a lot of cool online courses - we get some the same benefits as full-time employees (early access to football tickets!)

    Cons

    It can be tough to juggle work with school


  4. "Math Department Review"

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    Former Employee - Grader in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Grader in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very Good Flexible Culture, Great co workers

    Cons

    No path to leadership positions, take initiative yourself


  5. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open mentality, great research environment, personal connections nurtured, amazing personal development opportunities, outstanding support.

    Cons

    Quite large organization, it is easy to get lost.


  6. "Reasonable Pay and Reasonable Hours"

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    Former Employee - Greeter in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Greeter in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The hours were very flexible and not overwhelming for a student
    Can study during work
    Not too demanding

    Cons

    There are no cons if you plan well


  7. "I look forward to going to work everyday."

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    Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid to be at a university. Benefits. Non-work life is important to supervisors. General happiness of fellow employees is relatively high. Room for growth and improvement. Consistent environment. All national holidays paid. Low-stress. Potential for free credited courses.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic. State-funded (state legislators control large chunk of budget). Change is slow in many aspects. I really can't think of any other cons at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    Stay consistent with HR rules and regulations.

  8. "easy for life"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    UT culture is nice. Life is easy

    Cons

    there are always constructions on campus


  9. "Good University"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The professors are nice and they gave good advices

    Cons

    The course setting is not ideal. Some courses are mandatory and useless. Some accidents happen on the campus.

    Advice to Management

    For Petroleum Engineering, I think it is necessary to change the graduate course requirement.


  10. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Student Associate in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Student Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Texas at Austin (More than a year)

    Pros

    They understand that you are a full time student and work around your schedule. They let you use what you have learned in school to be creative with the work given. They are very open to suggestions and treat you like a colleague.

    Cons

    Not very challenging of a job. They could do a lot more with the talent they are given.


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