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University of Vermont Burlington Reviews

Updated May 4, 2017
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Pros
  • Good working environment, good campus, work/life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Great benefits; prestigious institution; academic strength (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Low salary for level of education, and high living costs (in 5 reviews)

  • Limited opportunities for professional development (e (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Research Fellow"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Research Fellow in Burlington, VT
    Former Intern - Summer Research Fellow in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Vermont as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Generous, takes great care of program students

    Cons

    Lacks air conditioning in most buildings


  2. "Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, VT

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

    Pros

    good environment, calm and quite place for doing research

    Cons

    Not a big networking opportunities, limited options for career building


  3. "Admissions"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Admissions Representative in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Student Admissions Representative in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really strong community. The Admissions counselors treated the student representatives with respect and not like children. I gained valuable communication skills. Even such a specific role in admissions there was room for advancement.

    Cons

    The time frame is very specific which excludes a lot of students from applying and can limit employees class selection.

    Advice to Management

    Change the CD playing in the Lobby every now and then.


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  5. "adequate employer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner, Faculty in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner, Faculty in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Vermont full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    academically stimulating, great benefits, good people

    Cons

    low salary, lack of diversity


  6. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Vermont (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Peace and safe campus. Very nice faculties and staffs. Perfect place to live and work.

    Cons

    It's a small research university, so for each research area, there may be only one faculty.

    Advice to Management

    Please hire more tenure track faculties.


  7. "Great experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Vermont full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    feel like my voice was heard

    Cons

    Very large overall company

    Advice to Management

    Happy employees are hard working


  8. "Undergrad Research"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Real life experience, Great experience to have under your belt before graduation. Get to work on cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Some of the work seemed pointless and the hours were up to you to track and have people approve.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe make work more relevant and hours easier to track, rather then record online and in paper just move to an online system.


  9. "Clean things house and modernize, or slowly rot"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Burlington, VT
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    location. location. location. Steady employment.

    Cons

    Very troubled university, financially and culturally. Administrators have failed. Academia is tough because of tenure entrenchment finding its way into management of the university. Things get swept under the rug. It will die a slow death at this rate. Even the administrators admit it off the record, but they know they're part of the problem.

    Advice to Management

    clean house. it's a mess.


  10. "Graduate Research Assistant - Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Full tuition and expenses for the entire summer and school year. Biweekly stipend for rent, food, and other costs. Very friendly staff.

    Cons

    Professors are hard to reach and meet with. They seem to always be busy and have minimal office hours. The facilities such as the electronics labs are outdated.

    Advice to Management

    Spend less money on administration and more money on professors. Update lab equipment as well as computer software more frequently.


  11. "academia"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    great environment and beautiful place to live.

    Cons

    not very diverse. hard to park and the living expense is high.

    Advice to Management

    Management in businesses and other organizations, including not-for-profit organizations and government bodies, refers to the individuals who set the strategy of the organization and coordinate the efforts of employees (or volunteers, in the case of some voluntary organizations)


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