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Updated January 17, 2018
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  • Low pay compared to industry jobs (in 61 reviews)

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

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  1. "Assistant Professor"

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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

    Nice location, and top program in my field of study

    Cons

    General downsides of academia life :)


  2. "UT Austin is mostly a nice place to work"

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

    I worked at University of Texas at Austin full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great environment and beautiful campus with a strong sense of community. There are lots of faculty/staff orgs to join and cheap gym memberships. Tons of exciting research and interesting events going on. Good health benefits and good retirement options. Many faculty and staff stay long-term so you can really get to know people.

    Cons

    Salaries are generally below market, and some salaries are very low. Austin is a moderately expensive city. It's pretty bureaucratic and inefficient. In general, personnel issues are not handled well or proactively. I was there for ten years and some jobs were great and some were not. Pay attention during interviews and ask lots of questions! If you notice a red flag, don't dismiss it. Not all jobs are created equal.

  3. "Overall, great emplyer"

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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

    Good Employer, good health benefits

    Cons

    Not really any cons at all

    Advice to Management

    GRA salary could be slightly higher


  4. Helpful (2)

    "A Hot Mess"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Texas at Austin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employee benefits (pension*, access to a great gym, good insurance, discounted tickets, etc.) and . . . .

    Cons

    Insane bureaucracy (even by other university standards), staff are treated with disdain compared to the faculty, HR is a joke and will not back you up, they still use an antiquated mainframe for all university processes (seriously), the commute into work is awful, there is NO parking (be prepared to get to work at 7am or walk a half mile or more in the Texas heat), definitely a "good ol' boys' network and method of doing business in many areas, a lot of political fights and pettiness (all the way to the top), good luck getting a raise -- ever, ... that's all I can think of off the top of my head. I'm sure there is more.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together. Seriously. And quit treating staff like they are subhuman. And give a raise. The poor salaries coupled with no raises makes the other benefits the only reason to work there. The administrative organization, workflow, duties, and tools are ridiculous and make work a monotonous hellscape.


  5. "big research university"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of departments, challenging work

    Cons

    easy to get lost in such a large organization


  6. "great flexibility for students"

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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

    - flexible around your schedule
    - people are nice
    - easy work

    Cons

    - low pay
    - not enough hours
    - slow days

    Advice to Management

    team building would be nice


  7. "Resident Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Resident Assistant
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job with great benefits. Not very hard at all and they accomadate you very well to any needs you may have.

    Cons

    Since you have to be a full time student, it's hard at times to juggle everything you have on your plate. Need to be good at multitasking and people skills

  8. "Good place to work, not so great for career mobility"

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    University environment, lots of perks, excellent retirement through Teacher's Retirement System.

    Cons

    Below market pay and most people find it hard to move up much unless they move jobs and departments frequently.


  9. "Good benefits, good vibe, huge organization"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    UT pays better than the other universities near Austin. It's also a better resume builder.

    Cons

    UT is a huge organization, and you can get lost in the shuffle.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your adjuncts better. For better or worse, adjuncts are the wave of the future for academia.


  10. "Great place for students to gain experience"

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

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

    Pros

    I have worked at UT as a part time student assistant for the School of Undergraduate Studies. It's flexible, the supervisors are fantastic. Great place to work, and convenient (location wise and other) for UT students.

    Cons

    The administration is really big, and it can be difficult sometimes to find the right person for something because of the bureaucracy.


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