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Updated January 20, 2018
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  • Low pay compared to industry jobs (in 50 reviews)

  • It's possible to get this job only being a post-graduate student (in 35 reviews)

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  1. "A good university, a great city"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Located in a great city to live

    Cons

    The campus is located in the middle of the city


  2. "Not bad, but needs some work"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor 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 a year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits, good work/life balance

    Cons

    not enough faculty hiring, aging infrastructure, many research inactive faculty

    Advice to Management

    invest more in research, hire more junior faculty who are active

  3. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    friendly environment, good work/life balance

    Cons

    unnecessary bureaucracy, low pay, few opportunities for professional development


  4. "Pay is low, but life quality and co-workers are very good."

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    Current Employee - Lead Systems Administrator in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Systems Administrator in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Texas at Austin full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very professional environment. People are very cooperative and a team spirit is very evident. Very positive co-workers and working on campus offers many amenities.

    Cons

    Pay is low and advancement can be slow -- so many are ahead in line, as any public sector job.


  5. "Meaningful work in exchange for poor career advancement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    meaningful work, student-focused, holiday schedule

    Cons

    poor staff development, lack of resources


  6. "Good Job"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good time off during the holidays, you know when to anticipate the busy time of year and a vibrant place to work. Intellectual atmosphere, access to conferences and higher educational events. People are generally nice, just limited growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Parking, pay, and the always present glass ceiling.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid to the glass ceiling, raise your pay to keep talent and keep up with industry.


  7. "Organic Chemistry Graduate Student Program"

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

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

    Pros

    graduate level classes have generally been good and well taught. Austin is a fun place to live. Department/program is well respected

    Cons

    work/life balance highly dependent on your PI. Graduate student salary is still competitive, but cost of living in Austin is rising.

  8. "Parking and Transportation"

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

    Pros

    extremely flexible job for students

    Cons

    no benefits available to work study employees

    Advice to Management

    all managers were great


  9. "Lots of latitude"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Austin, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of flexibility. I was only assigned to four hours a week of class time, three hours of office hours, and one hour a week of tutoring. Unfortunately (for the students, fortunately for us), all homework was submitted and graded through Quest, an automated homework platform.

    Cons

    Very little training was provided. You will have to be creative and come up with lesson plans on your own.


  10. "Secure, Long-Term Position"

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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

    The university offers great benefits, commits to the 40 hour work week, and is comprised from top to bottom by good people.

    Cons

    The pay grade is below industry standard. This is the sacrifice that is made for all of the positives. Also, the developer community is primarily composed of people who are settling down in life. This is not necessarily a bad thing - it just means that, for younger people, it may be a little harder to build new relationships.


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