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Updated May 16, 2021

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4.3
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Pros
  • "Great work environment with lots of workplace pride(in 152 reviews)

  • "Great benefits coverage, large community for connecting with alumni, lots of variety of opportunities(in 131 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "My complaints are mostly related to grad school more generally: very demanding work for low pay(in 119 reviews)

  • "The graduate student compensation for TA/GRA work is abysmal(in 54 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      this is just so I can use glassdoor

      May 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      good school, lots to do

      Cons

      very expensive and awful parking

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good Work Life Balance Ruined By Bureaucratic Politics

      May 14, 2021 - Software Developer in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      As with any state institution, UT really does offer great work-life balance and pretty decent healthcare / benefits. I've found it great to support higher ed and have found the community and network I've built at UT to be some of the biggest perks. Depending on the department, you will also get plenty of opportunities to grow your skills.

      Cons

      The salaries are abysmal and upper management doesn't seem to have a vision for how IT should fit into the university over the long term.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good part-time work for full-time students

      Apr 28, 2021 - Student Worker in Austin, TX
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      As long as you show up for the big game days and events - which end up being really long days or whole weekends - the work schedule is otherwise very flexible. Most of the managers are easy to work for and work with. It can be an exciting place to work, especially if you're into college sports. And you could do worse if you're trying to get a foot in the door for a permanent position with intercollegiate athletics.

      Cons

      This is a big professional sports organization in all but name, and it comes with all the trappings and bureaucratic red tape. It's also technically a government job so you can expect more of the same there. Logistically, departments struggle to coordinate and for all their resources will often find themselves shorthanded. The left hand seldom knows what the right hand is doing even within upper management. The business office for UT athletics caps your pay and hours as a student worker. You can earn more and work regular hours as a cashier or office intern in the inner campus.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great position for people who are passionate about their campus

      May 15, 2021 - Orientation Advisor 
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      Pros

      Live on campus for the summer for free Overall fun role

      Cons

      Long hours are expected such as 12 to 17 hour shifts for this role Not high wages at all

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great work environment

      May 10, 2021 - Assistant Professor in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      Friendly and collaborative environment among faculty

      Cons

      Needs stronger leadership to go up in the rankings

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      What can I say?

      May 6, 2021 - Electrical Distribution Electrician in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      UT Austin employee benefits are pretty good i.e. PTO, sick leave, and health benefits, but not exclusive to UEM or Electrical distribution, any full time university employee receives them. I would sit down and have a beer with everyone I worked with at UEM at any time, I made lifelong friends and I think that everyone from top down is capable of doing good.

      Cons

      The electrical distribution shop is undermanned, which causes unnecessary stress on both the employees and supervision. Little to no training is provided to new hires, so they have to rely on learning things through “experienced” veteran employees who themselves only learned what they know from other “experienced” employees, which has turned into a dangerous game of telephone that has left the employees with garbled knowledge from the 1980s and ill prepared during emergencies, without the skills necessary to accomplish the job in an efficient, safe, and correct manner. Most utilities that work with distribution equipment and medium/high voltage electricity have actual training courses and apprenticeship programs, and are constantly taught the best and safest way to do their job, that is not the case here. The actual workers are a joy to be around and make the best of the situation, however the overall attitude towards supervision is that they lack the experience and skills to lead, and they definitely do not have your back. The pay is sub-standard for the industry, unless you’re the supervisor, who sits at almost 40,000 dollars more than the average worker. The lack of competitive pay has left the shop unable to hire anyone with actual lineman/electrical distribution experience, and ultimately lead to severe undermanning issues.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Okay

      May 16, 2021 - The University of Texas At Austin in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent location, generally positive people, good benefits

      Cons

      City is expensive compared with compensation

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great job but ......

      May 13, 2021 - Administrative Associate in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits and getting paid during winter holiday without using your own vacation time.

      Cons

      Seasoned main campus employees are of no assistance with policy and procedures and want to see you fail versus being successful. Lots of threatened egos.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great place

      May 15, 2021 - Info Tech in Rochester, NY
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      Pros

      Good place to work. Highly

      Cons

      There are no cons that I can think of.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great

      May 7, 2021 - Research Associate in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      Great environment, insurance, and UT will take care of you as a member of the big family.

      Cons

      you won't earn much money here

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