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University of Texas at Austin Austin Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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  • Low pay, entitled students can be a pain (in 38 reviews)

  • Low Graduate Student Hourly Rate/ Ridiculous Dependents Health Insurance Cost (in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Sr. IT Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IT Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior IT Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at UT offers flexibility in some departments, but it depends on the department. UT also observes several holidays, which is nice around December and January.

    Cons

    Some cons include salary and promotion. It is very difficult to negotiate once you've been employed in the same position for a while. It requires title changes which can take a while to move through the approval process.


  2. "Teaching Assistant / Assistant Instructor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits: medical, tuition assistance, on-site medical clinic and pharmacy. For those interested, UT also offers many resources to help you become a better educator. Your experience as a TA/AI will vary, of course, depending on the department / division you're in.

    Cons

    Parking is a challenge. But if you're attending classes, anyway, you've probably already figured out a solution that you can live with. Of course, TA duties my require you to be on campus on days you don't have class and might have otherwise been able to stay at home.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure how to answer. As a whole, UT is clearly making efforts to provide TAs with resources and assistance. Each academic unit is very different, however, so particular needs would be different as well. For example, lab sciences TAs may have issues relating to equipment, while liberal arts TAs might have issues with grading workload. I guess UT could provide a central intake for anonymous suggestions / complaints.


  3. "what is review title??"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Austin, TX
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good University, advanced facilities and professional staff

    Cons

    I have no idea about this


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  5. "Great Internship if Considering Higher Ed."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Studentfor DoS in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Studentfor DoS in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great connections, lots of opportunities to show your skills, very tailored to the student's skill set. The staff is very helpful in most regards.

    Cons

    Some of the other staff can be persnickety. Never aggressive because the office culture doesn't allow for it but there is definitely some tension that builds up and becomes noticeable.


  6. "Research Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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

    Professional
    Every one combine and help each other
    A perfect place for engineer

    Cons

    Parking is extremely difficult. Weird undergraduate


  7. "Receptionist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Texas at Austin full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Retirement is nice if you work there long enough. I had great bosses.

    Cons

    Pay isn't the greatest, but benefits are nice.


  8. "Student"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everything is great! Diversity is one of the core values.

    Cons

    No bad things. Hook'em horns!


  9. "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Technician in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible, lenient, resources, network, good atmosphere

    Cons

    minimal hours, no benefits, medium pay, short term

    Advice to Management

    more involved with students


  10. "Research Scientist"

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

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

    Pros

    Great working environment and flexible schedule

    Cons

    Less opportunity to be promoted


  11. "Great University and Location"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic university and great opportunities, as well as being in Austin rocks

    Cons

    Depends a lot on your specific supervisor

    Advice to Management

    Keep at it


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