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University of Vermont Reviews

Updated May 16, 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. "great place to live"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Vermont in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Vermont in Burlington, VT

    Pros

    Natural Resources emphasis, interdisciplinary, progressive, Vermont, R1

    Cons

    I'm not sure that benefits for graduate students are as strong as they could be


  2. "Instructor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Publications in Stowe, VT
    Former Employee - Publications in Stowe, VT

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

    Pros

    benefits, location, working environment, flexible schedule

    Cons

    disorganized, not stable position, lack of management,


  3. "Tech Support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Support in Burlington, VT
    Current Employee - Tech Support in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Vermont full-time

    Pros

    Establishment is committed to social justice and ethics. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Compensation can be lower than industry/area. Studying/Professional development not always available.

    Advice to Management

    Happy Employees work harder.


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  5. "research coordinator"

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

    I worked at University of Vermont full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    paid time off was great, location was nice

    Cons

    low pay, no internal promotions, policies were not evenly adhered to between departments


  6. "Register Nurse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in South Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in South Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and other health care workers

    Cons

    Large corporation with little empathy for my mother's health issues and the fact I needed to assist in her recovery missing time.

    Advice to Management

    More understanding about an employee personal life and health care of family


  7. "Program Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Director/Program Director in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant Director/Program Director in Charlotte, NC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Vermont (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working hard to ensure diverse student and staff.

    Cons

    -sometimes not in touch with staff

    Advice to Management

    Stay in tune with staff


  8. "Good graduate school for certain specialties"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Vermont part-time

    Pros

    Gorgeous campus and resources. Professors in some fields are top-notch. Access to computing resources makes research easier. Great work-life balance. Great school for health-care, complex systems, evolutionary robotics and data mining.

    Cons

    Small number of faculty and graduate students in the engineering, computer science, and mathematics department. While the faculty in some specializations was great, there were major gaps and variation in the quality of professors.

    Advice to Management

    Keep funding for graduate students. It's the major factor for why we choose UVM over competing programs.


  9. "Literacy Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandgate, VT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandgate, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    --Flexible work schedule
    --Professional autonomy
    --Varied scope of engaging and challenging work (ranging from teaching graduate courses in education, mentoring literacy coaches, offering workshops/presentations on a variety of literacy topics, consulting in schools and working directly with teachers and students)
    --Satisfying and rewarding to participate in such important outreach work in schools across the state of Vermont

    Cons

    --Grant funded so no job security from year to year
    --Low salary
    --Minimal and some years no funds for professional development
    --Professional isolation: VRI consultants work alone out in schools and have little sense of a professional community and support
    --Organization lacks clear mission, governance structure, and leadership


  10. "Environmental Program"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Really enjoyed being a teaching assistant in the environmental program, I held the position for both ENVS 001 and 002. The independence for curriculum design in the labs was a great skill set to attain while still a student.

    Cons

    I suppose there were times where it was unclear how to maintain consistency when grading labs, as different TAs evaluated the labs differently.


  11. "Laboratory Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Allowed me to experience an academic research position, helped me develop critical time management skills. Allowed me to develop laboratory technique

    Cons

    Was expected to work for long stretches of time (multiple weeks) without a day off. Work Life balance was difficult

    Advice to Management

    Great opportunity for undergraduate students, pushed me hard, sometimes a little too hard but it built character


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