Work/Life Balance is good, but lacks just about everything else
Staff (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – November 8, 2017
This is a good place to work if your main focus is work/life balance. Staff work 4-80s in the Summer to have Fridays off and overtime is usually frowned upon unless you are in an exempt position. In which case, you are almost expected to be accessible as needed. Faculty usually don't work in the Summers unless teaching. It is a family-friendly environment where some people bring their children to work if needed.
This is not the ideal place to work if you want, need, or expect policy and procedures to be followed, are looking for a place with career advancement opportunities, would like professional development opportunities to be made available via the workplace, or are focused on salary progression (or any progression for that matter). Attending outside professional development opportunities might be possible if it is in the budget. Professional development opportunities can certainly be sought after outside of work, on your own time, and at your expense.
Work/life balance, on-site cafeteria with good food, beautiful campus scenery, pleasant people.
Possible snake encounters, low pay, lack of advancement opportunities, extreme lack of professional development opportunities.