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University of Texas at Austin Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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  • Low pay compared to industry jobs (in 45 reviews)

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

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  1. "Rich research resources and helpful people!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Austin is a good place to live in.
    We almost have access what we need for our research work.

    Cons

    It is hot in summer.


  2. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Dynamic work environment with great student benefits

    Cons

    Graduate study is generally extremely demanding with very little compensation.

  3. "Fun and Interesting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very nice people to work with

    Cons

    Time is constrained for projects


  4. "State Agency - So about what you expect"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Director 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

    Good retirement benefits. Great healthcare benefits. Security in your job once you make it past the probationary period. Overall the workplace culture and my colleagues are happy and pleasant.

    Cons

    If you need anything other than basic healthcare benefits then it starts to get pricy. And parking is a nightmare. Be prepared to pay for it and walk a lot. There is nothing that is convenient or free at UT Austin.
    And because all of your colleagues are state employees that have probably worked here for many years in the exact same job, don't expect them to volunteer a lot of information or explanation. There is almost zero training on the archaic and very specific UT Austin systems. They will point you to wiki's and broken links and then just shrug when you have question. You are very much on your own to learn your job. They just say "That's how UT is."
    Staff is at the bottom of the totem pole at UT. First students (customers). Then faculty. Then the staff. And when it comes to salaries - expect a very modest annual increase. No one will get rich on staff (unless your in athletics or the President's office). But the payoff will be the security at retirement.

    Advice to Management

    Status quo might be comfortable for the majority, but you can invest a little bit of your resources in updating training for staff. They are the one's that are actually making things run day-to-day.


  5. "Position review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great environment
    Close commute
    Working with students

    Cons

    Can't find parking and having to pay


  6. "Best place to do research"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people, good collaborative enviroment

    Cons

    Low salary, no added incentive


  7. "Student Worker for ITS"

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    Current Employee - ITS Point People in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - ITS Point People in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close to all my classes, hours are extremely flexible, I've learned a little bit about the software industry by talking to the programmers.

    Cons

    The pay isn't the best, and sometimes you're given way too many tasks to be able to do in a normal work period.

    Advice to Management

    Please understand that student workers don't work full time and can not do everything that is requested. Other than that, please keep in mind that the student workers, or at least I was, asked to do a different small task by many different people.

  8. "Research the lab you are going into"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    UT has a great benefits package!

    Cons

    Getting to campus can be difficult.


  9. "Head Lifeguard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great people and work environment. Very convenient.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to get shifts covered.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more students!


  10. "Downside of Austin"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefit and sick leave

    Cons

    No career pathing, no loyalty, slow and very bureaucratic.

    Advice to Management

    Build and reward loyalty and invest in people. Provide staff with free access to all classes when seats are available for up to 8 hrs per month...


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