The Software Developer Training Program at UT takes people with logical aptitude but no experience with software development and trains them to be software developers. This means that coworkers tend to come from a variety of backgrounds, which I consider a big plus. The social environment here is fantastic. I moved to Austin knowing virtually nobody, but now have a social network of dozens thanks primarily to working here. My direct managers here were about as good as managers come. However, sometimes the management higher up seems detached from what is going on at the ground level. My only complaints with UT deal with the excessive levels of bureaucracy and the fairly low salaries compared to the private industry.
excellent benefits and retirement, work with great people
pay low compared to industry, subject to legislative mandates, lots of bureaucracy
Director of Industrial Liaison & Special Projects (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – November 23, 2016
BME has the smartest students on campus. The research topics are promising and futuristic. I loved the opportunity to bridge research labs to my national and international industrial contacts, i.e. Johnson & Johnson, St. Jude Medical, Medtronic, Freescale and so many more. I prepared students for interview and shared my expanded work experience with them. Unfortunately, the industrial liaison program was quickly eliminated due to budget cut. I am proud to see my students today in high positions at Smith & Nephew, St. Jude Medical and other top 100 medical device companies, because prior to my arrival only small start ups in Austin were hiring BME students.
Program Coordinator (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – November 19, 2016
The environment offers opportunities and challenges but is often dependent upon availability of funding. A typical day involves application of your research skills and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – November 18, 2016
I got great training during my study at UT Austin. My supervisor emphasized hands-on experience. A student in the lab will not only work on academic projects, he/she will also need to participate in designing and building scientific instrument. It is very tough, but very worthy. Students will have a full spectrum of know-how process in the development of research methods/techniques.
Management constantly ignored rules to make things faster which ended up hindering the process. Management changed 3 times in less than a year. No room for advancement as most jobs have no upper levels.
I arrived to work with a flexible schedule with employer who was very understanding with my personal and school life as a student. I learned to maintain and record recycling projects, inventory and kept track of email accounts, as well as communicating to other department and staff members. The job was not difficult, just fulfilling and meaningful.
A day on the campus of University Of Texas At San Antonio
Campus Executive Chef (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – October 10, 2016
Very Busy, Positive Energy , meetings with staff to go over days production, Great team work. Call outs make it hard. Most enjoyable part is the teachings I give to all my staff. Firm but fair manager, I learned to set the example for others to follow.
Free Lunch, break 45 minute
Hard to get a day off at times, unless medical related
Department Manager & Rhetoric Instructor (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – September 21, 2016
Great place to work. Education is so free and allows you to help people to set and accomplish goals. It was nice to talk to the students (of all ages) and hear their hearts and to hear how they planned to make the world a better place through their newly found education.
Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – September 20, 2016
Assist many patrons a day with library related needs and manage a group of student workers. The management is friendly and helpful. The most enjoyable part of the job is exploring different aspects of library services.
Research Assistant/Mentor (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – September 12, 2016
I worked with the chemistry department for the chairman's office assisting in all tasks necessary. The people in the department were all very kind, helpful, and understanding toward my schedule as a student.
I had a wonderful experience at the University of Texas. The employees and managers all treated you with respect. The atmosphere was very relaxed, but encouraged all employees to grow within their on sphere.
The university provides ample research opportunities and a hub of Research
Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – August 29, 2016
I work as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Civil Engineering Department. I find that this is a great platform to perform research and gather knowledge in field related to Construction Productivity.