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A good place to get a PhD

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Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  College Park, MD (US)
Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in College Park, MD (US)

Pros

I was a science graduate student, and received good mentorship. Most of the people that I knew in my program were very happy with their experience. Graduate student life is lots of work, but the pay at UMd is enough to live on (if you're careful) and the school isn't taking in more science students that it can afford to support to graduation (which is sometimes the case at Ivy League schools). There's good health insurance because you receive state employee benefits. I would recommend working as a graduate student at UMd.

Cons

As is typical for graduate school, there were no official family leave or maternity leave policies. Traffic can be a mess, but that's not unusual for the DC area.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You're doing a good job supporting science graduate students, both with decent pay, good benefits, and good mentoring. Please expand your family leave/ maternity leave policies to graduate students.

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    Researcher in theoretical particle physics

    Former Employee - Research Associate  in  College Park, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in College Park, MD (US)

    Pros

    Great research group, with renowned professors creating successful collaborations.

    Cons

    The offices were too old at the time of my position, but a new building should be completed in 2013.

    Recommends
  2.  

    good

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    Current Employee - Housekeper  in  Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Housekeper in Baltimore, MD (US)

    Pros

    the benifits are very good

    Cons

    the benifits are expensive to get

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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