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University of Texas at Austin Reviews

Updated May 29, 2017
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  • Low pay, entitled students can be a pain (in 38 reviews)

  • Low Graduate Student Hourly Rate/ Ridiculous Dependents Health Insurance Cost (in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate research assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Exciting work environment. Learn a lot. Great facility for experimental physicists such as the machine shop manned with professional and very friendly technicians and student machine shop which allows students to make their own instruments.

    Cons

    Stressful. Long hours of work. No work-life balance.


  2. "Student Library Assistant - School of Social Work"

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    Former Employee - Student Library Assistant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Student Library Assistant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredibly laid-back environment, the job can be fulfilling when assisting professors, students, and guest speakers with technical issues.

    Cons

    A lot of down time. Sometimes the Learning Resources Center can go hours without receiving a visitor. Lack of funding for better aesthetics.

    Advice to Management

    Management should develop a clear vision of what the LRC's mission is and tangible goals toward achieving that mission. Greater attention from the larger SSW administration is needed to develop what could be an even more wonderful asset for SSW students.


  3. "Graduate student at UT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Liberal atmosphere, great interactions with people passionate in the same field.

    Cons

    Work load is not very consistent.


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  5. "Not a lot of growth"

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    Current Employee - PR Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - PR Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and co-workers. Short commute. It's a vibrant educational community and the students are fantastic.

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth. There's always a hiring freeze or a merit pay hold or some other factor going up the Regent or State level. You have to jump around from department to department to have any sort of upward mobility and successes are not financially rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Offer looser requirements for employees. Promote work from home schedule.


  6. "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Austin, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great place, Austin
    Good benefits

    Cons

    For me the only con was parking spaces.

    Advice to Management

    More professional development opportunities.


  7. "Student IT Technician Cockrell School of Engineering"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - IT Technician in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - IT Technician in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great learning environment
    -Great Pay, Flexible Hours
    -Huge opportunity for growth

    Cons

    -Management direction can change constantly


  8. "Great University"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free, Friendly, Encouraging, very good location

    Cons

    too many constructive work, need to be improved on career service


  9. "Graduate Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Great team, flexible schedule

    Cons

    It's possible to get this job only being a post-graduate student


  10. "Great management and experience"

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    Current Employee - Desktop Support Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Specialist in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As this is a student position, I find that that university has done a great job offering flexible hours while providing me with opportunities to learn practical skills.

    Cons

    As with many public institutions, change is slow to occur. On the flip-side, this means things are fairly stable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  11. "Positive Student Job Experience"

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good experience, room to be creative and do own decision making

    Cons

    $10 is fairly a low, if expected, compensation for the work that goes into the role


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