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University of Texas at Austin Austin Reviews

Updated December 15, 2017
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  • Low pay compared to industry jobs (in 48 reviews)

  • It's possible to get this job only being a post-graduate student (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "Great Environment to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    It's a great place to learn some new skills and to still be able to fulfill all your academic needs. My supervisors were very accommodating and understanding and I appreciated it greatly.

    Cons

    Could do better with standardized rules and regulations across all departments


  2. "Working at the university writing center is the best college job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Writing Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Writing Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible timing
    Social setting
    Pays well
    Great bosses
    Meet people while working
    Your own writing improves
    Time flies by while at work

    Cons

    College students can be overwhelming to work with, and editing without being directive can be difficult. Overall great place to work at.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing now! Happy worker here

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Executive Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fairly casual atmosphere, good benefits, great staff colleagues.

    Cons

    Hurry up and wait expectations from the Tower down. Pay rates have not kept up with the increased cost of living in Austin over the past decade. Staff are often overlooked when campus-wide matters are discussed, e.g. safety, equity, etc. It takes a strong personality to stay at UT for more than a few years. Most of my colleagues are doing the jobs of at least two people in their UT position and a large number have second jobs outside of UT.

    Advice to Management

    Provide consistent training to staff and provide actual management training to department-level chairs. Provide incentives to overworked employees that give them a reason to enjoy working at UT.


  4. "A Great Place to Learn, A Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Student Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -great employers/supervisors
    -flexible schedules for students looking for part-time jobs
    -opportunities for internal promotion and increased responsibilities

    Cons

    -students can only work up to twenty hours per week in some departments


  5. "Student Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Everything was great. Really cool job for students who enjoy college athletics. I would recommend to any student at UT.

    Cons

    Pay was a little low but understandable since it is a part-time, low-level job. The hours can be long. Those are the only cons in my opinion.


  6. "Equal Opporunity in Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin"

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    Former Employee - Business Data Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Business Data Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work as a student
    Great organization
    The director is very understanding, strict, but fair
    Great place to grow as a professional

    Cons

    Work hours are limited
    They are in a temporary offices and are not very nice


  7. "Very good environment to grow"

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    Current Employee - Help Desk Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Help Desk Specialist 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

    Benefits package is great, the work is challenging, and there are many doors that can open!

    Cons

    Pay is lower than private sector

  8. "Adjunct faculty"

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

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    World class research university with great benefits.

    Cons

    It's a large public university, which means there is a lot of bureaucracy that you need to learn to navigate. Salaries are good, but not great.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good and bad"

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

    I worked at University of Texas at Austin full-time

    Pros

    Laid back culture, flexible schedule, low pressure work, good benefits, pride in UT

    Cons

    Historically underpaid positions, everything takes excessively long to accomplish due to internal processes, fear of sharing data, horrible IT support


  10. "Good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Good health benefits and decent 403(b) options

    Cons

    Inconsistent course-to-course work amount. Supplemental Instructor program is exploitative and not really voluntary in some departments.

    Advice to Management

    Find better ways to pay according to work amount.


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