University of Texas at Austin Reviews

Updated May 28, 2020

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4.3
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University of Texas at Austin President  Gregory L. Fenves (no image)
Gregory L. Fenves
405 Ratings
Pros
  • "High Energy, International exposure, Very Professional Work Environment(in 129 reviews)

  • "State employee, good retirement plan, great benefits(in 113 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay that wouldn't have been livable on its own(in 98 reviews)

  • "I was so sad to leave this job, so no cons to report here(in 48 reviews)

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  1. "Treat me well"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Video Production Assistant 

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They're pretty relaxed and understanding on days where I can't come in, or when I need to head out to grab a snack or make a call. Mentorship is good, provide feedback, and want to see you learn. I get along with my coworkers and higher-ups. They've treated me pretty well so far.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are "down times" where I don't have much to do

    University of Texas at Austin2020-05-28
  2. "Job salary"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Director, Event Management in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    State employee, good retirement plan, great benefits.

    Cons

    No bonuses, not much opportunity for growth, too many years of hiring freezes and no raises.

    University of Texas at Austin2020-05-27
  3. "Not enough pay to live in Austin"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant 

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

    Pros

    Valuable experience is gained, especially if academia is your intended career.

    Cons

    Underpaid situation leds to many of us living outside of Austin.

    University of Texas at Austin2020-05-20
  4. "PhD in UT Austin"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Austin, TX

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great professors, courses, smart classmates. Relatively low living cost. Great insurance.

    Cons

    Weather can be too hot.

    University of Texas at Austin2020-05-15
  5. "Okay for a student job"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant 

    I worked at University of Texas at Austin part-time

    Pros

    my particular office provided a great work environment and helped me build skills for administrative assistant jobs in the real world

    Cons

    pay was definitely not enough

    University of Texas at Austin2020-05-28
  6. "Hook em"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at University of Texas at Austin part-time

    Pros

    Great for students Paid decently for part time

    Cons

    Big system Not a lot of upward mobility

    University of Texas at Austin2020-05-27
  7. "Great place to work, depending on your department."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Library Assistant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great colleagues and health benefits.

    Cons

    Upper management seemed oblivious to problems in my department. In my area, no room for advancement. Many people left for other departments at UT.

    University of Texas at Austin2020-05-24
  8. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Assistant Dean in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Collaborative, student-centered, space for innovation

    Cons

    Slow to change, large which causes redundancy

    University of Texas at Austin2020-05-23
  9. "Poor Compensation"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant 

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great teaching experience for PhD students.

    Cons

    Below living wage and for those who earn an MA over at the college, you don't receive MA-level pay over the summer with a TA appointment.

    University of Texas at Austin2020-05-24
  10. "Great educational and real world tools"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Student 

    I worked at University of Texas at Austin part-time

    Pros

    It was a great hands-on experience

    Cons

    The only cons were the time commitments but that comes with the trade

    University of Texas at Austin2020-05-08
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