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University of Texas at Austin Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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Gregory L. Fenves
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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. "Amazing, Collaborate Workspace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    UT Austin's DDCE is absolutely amazing. My co-workers communicated effectively and were very helpful at every step of the way.

    Cons

    The were no cons to working at this amazing company.


  2. "Teaching Assistant"

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    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 academic atmosphere. Supportive colleagues and supervisors.

    Cons

    Sometimes focus can be mildly archaic and rubric obsessive.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good job. Particularly thrilled to hear about UT's decision to incorporate ethics education across disciplines.

  3. "Bureaucratic but OK"

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall OK company to work. Good health benefits.

    Cons

    It is a slow-moving huge bureaucratic machine. Everything requires paperwork, changes are very slow. Huge disparity in the salaries of higher-ups and regular employees. Management often makes grand pronouncements but the reality is much more mundane. A lot of achievements are on paper. Low chances for promotion. High turnover within departments. Parking horrible and expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Give current employees more opportunities to move up.


  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. "Teaching Asssistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Texas at Austin full-time

    Pros

    20 hr full time work. Some TA positions are less work than others

    Cons

    Lack of support by upper administration to make changes to classes.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better resources for first time TAs to teach them how to effectively teach students


  6. "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.


  7. "part time job at library service"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    pretty chill, nice pay, nice people

    Cons

    get's a bit boring sometimes

  8. "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.


  9. "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.


  10. "Student Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good, flexible part time job

    Cons

    Student job, average pay and limited experience


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