A typical day at work consisted of several hours of outside-classroom lesson planning before teaching a 2 hour class, 3 days a week. Outside of class, I was required to hold 3 hours of office hours, and spend several hours grading student work. My co-workers were fellow graduate students, and we had a cooperative work environment where we shared quizzes and teaching strategies. The most difficult part of the job was the work/life balance-- assistant instructors are paid for 20 hours of work, but the actual workload was much higher, closer to a 40 hour work week. The insurance benefits were the most worthwhile part of the job. Assistant instructors received full benefits, partially covered by the employer.
Management is comprehensive and flexible hours to work. It is a great work environment with supportive coworkers. Everyone shows great customer service skills when helping people who come to game days. We care for the overall experience of the people coming to the events and will be of service on any possible way. The boss is really supportive, energetic, and understanding towards the employees, and will look out for them. The most enjoyable part of the job is helping people and seeing that this job is worth it because you bring them happiness and comfort. The hardest part of the job is to handle a difficult problem that comes across when you do not have the answer to the question but I have learned to figure it out and come up with solutions.
Encouraging environment, the boss is open to hear the opinions of others
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.
Research Engineering Technician (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – May 19, 2015
The Separation Research Program at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus was a fantastic place to work. A very small group of highly intelligent and resourceful people, the SRP team produces work and research data of the highest caliber.
Highly intelligent and personable staff, workplace culture the best I've ever seen, mentally engaging work and overall atmosphere.
No employee benefits unless an appointed staff member (PHD, etc.) Limited advancement opportunity.
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
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 of Texas is a very demanding place to work, especially for the lack of compensation one gets. I have met a lot of nice people working here and the atmosphere is by far not the worst that I have been in. However, I think the amount of work that is asked of us and the amount that we get paid is very lopsided. Do not expect to get raises or bonuses here, because that is rare.
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.
A solid place of employment where one can explore many carreer paths within the academic community
Administrative Associate of Finance (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – November 25, 2014
I was privileged to work with faculty, staff, students, and guests of The University from various backgrounds, races, creeds, colors and orientations to support and assistant in furthering their education, academic career, research and areas of study while fostering a culture of community, activism and raising a conscious awareness of our cultural differences that make us unique and creative.
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.
Transcript Evaluator II (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – July 27, 2016
The culture devolved. high stress, hear more about failures than successes. High stress and I end up in tears at night. It started out positive, but something changed along the way. I can't pin point it.
Social Work Intern at Nix Behavioral Health (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – August 17, 2016
I am reviewing this as a visitor. I was a student at UTSA not Austin. I am unsure on why this site is asking me to review places that I have not worked or participated in. Keeping in mind that, the results would be skewed.