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Review averages

  • 26 employees say

    Excellent (11)
    42.307692307692%
    Good (11)
    42.307692307692%
    Satisfactory (4)
    15.384615384615%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.75
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for University of Maryland, College Park

Reviews - What employees say

3.75 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Suggestions for improvement

  • Advancement opportunities. We should be able to get promotions and raises without having to fight tooth and nail for them.

What I like about the company

My hours are very flexible and my boss is very understanding as long as I get all my work done and am available to students. I have a great office (no cubicles) which is nice, and the campus is beautiful. I have been able to jump into this job and make changes to increase our awareness and numbers.

What I dislike about the company

I think a lot of employees are lazy but not in danger of losing their jobs. It's hard to get fired from this job (I guess because it's state government?). That's good if you want to be lazy at work and still paid well, but not good for those of us who want to work hard and keep getting held back by incompetent colleagues.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    University of Maryland, College Park
  • City
    College Park
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 15.Jun 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Provide more parking space and telecommuting options

What I like about the company

People in my office are nice to each other

What I dislike about the company

Minimum telecommuting options provides

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    University of Maryland, College Park
  • City
    College Park
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would offer more green transportation options that actually work for real people who live far away (doubling one's commute time is not an acceptable alternative to driving). I would put greater emphasis on valuing individual employees' contributions, particularly by making a transparent system for advancement in position and pay.

What I like about the company

My favorite thing about my job is the level of personal autonomy I have to choose my own projects and, for the most part, set my own deadlines. This is not the case across the whole university, but it my particular department, it is true. Everyone at the university enjoys extensive benefits including lots of paid time off, reasonably priced health insurance and retirement options, and the free use of many university facilities. The culture at the university is not as fast-paced as a private-sector industry, which means it's usually low-stress for most of the people I've met.

What I dislike about the company

Most people at the university are unhappy with the cost of parking and the lack of availability of reasonably efficient alternatives to driving. Most people feel they are underpaid relative to others in similar positions outside the university. There seems to be an over-emphasis on spending money on expansion and a lack of interest in satisfying the needs of the people that hold the organization together. It is very hard for a person to advance their career within their department. Most often, if someone wants a salary increase, they won't get it unless they leave their job and work for another department or even another employer entirely.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    University of Maryland, College Park
  • City
    College Park
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered Fitness center on site is offered

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Review averages

  • 26 employees say

    Excellent (11)
    42.307692307692%
    Good (11)
    42.307692307692%
    Satisfactory (4)
    15.384615384615%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.75
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

University of Maryland, College Park
3.75
26 reviews

Industry average (Primary & Secondary Education/Higher Education/E-Learning)
3.59
55,746 reviews

kununu average
3.30
2,660,000 reviews