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University of Texas at Austin Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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  • Low pay, entitled students can be a pain (in 37 reviews)

  • Low Graduate Student Hourly Rate/ Ridiculous Dependents Health Insurance Cost (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I really like UT Austin. It is a great place to study

    Cons

    for some majors, the students have difficult to find jobs.


  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

    You have your own schedule, you get to meet and work with a lot of people

    Cons

    the salary is not good, other than that it's a pretty cool place


  3. "Great Spot to Learn"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    UT is a top quality research institution and they pay their grad student more than a lot of other schools.

    Cons

    The Pickle Research Campus is annoying to get to.


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  5. "program associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They are understanding, and extremely helpful

    Cons

    Pay is really low, but understandable since we are students


  6. "Academic Advising Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Academic Advising Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Academic Advising Coordinator 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 Benefits (free medical for employees, for dependents and/or spouses to be covered there is a charge), wonderful colleagues, intellectual stimulation, nice work space, side benefits like seeing cool speakers (usually free), museums (also free), and sporting events (not free)

    Cons

    Low pay for staff and lack of defined career tracks, definitely third class behind faculty and students. Must pay 400+ a year to park at my job. Lack of flexibility for example working remotely not allowed for many positions.

    Advice to Management

    Pay staff what they are worth or you will lose the best talent, recognize staff as vital contributors to the organization not the third class. Treat staff as the well trained and well educated professionals most are.


  7. "Best people to work for."

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    Current Employee - Computer Programmer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Computer Programmer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very forward thinking VP, Director, and team lead.

    Cons

    That's very hard to imagine at this point. But, there are some tunnels and steam pipes one has to walk into making it easier to get hurt if you don't watch your step.

    Advice to Management

    My director is only human. So, he can't be perfect. I imagine he could shine his shoes a little more. Although, it is an engineering field and having to walk around construction is necessary. So, that maybe the best that can be done.


  8. "Great place for students to gain experience"

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    Current Employee - Medical Assistant
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great leadership, positive learning environment, exposure to many different pediatric illnesses and conditions

    Cons

    it's small so can get crowded, usually only 1 doctor or NP so it can get a little behind schedule


  9. "Reasonable"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Decent pay, great advisors, fantastic network

    Cons

    Scheduling classes across departments can be difficult.


  10. "UT Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive work environment, great professors, understanding faculty.

    Cons

    A lot of papers to grade for bigger classes.

    Advice to Management

    Good job.


  11. "Terrible office culture and bad management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    UT Austin health benefits are great

    Cons

    The "leadership" is extremely dysfunctional, and has done nothing to address the high turnover rate of the last year. Terrible office culture of pointing fingers and blaming others, rather than taking responsibility or actually trying to fix problems. Leadership is extremely discouraging towards employees trying to make lateral or upward moves within the department.



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