Texas A M Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Texas A&M University (Texas A&M, A&M, or TAMU) is a public land-grant research university in College Station, Texas. It was founded in 1876 and became the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System in 1948. As of 2020, Texas A&M's student body is the second largest in the United States. Texas A&M's designation as a land, sea, and space grant institution—the only university in Texas to hold all three designations—reflects a range of research with ongoing projects funded by organizations such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research. In 2001, Texas A&M was inducted as a member of the Association of American Universities. The school's students, alumni—over 500,000 strong—and sports teams are known as Aggies. The Texas A&M Aggies athletes compete in 18 varsity sports as a member of the Southeastern Conference.
Current Employee - Assistant Professor says"I have been working at Texas A & M University - Central Texas full-time for more than 3 years Cons: No governance. Wide open rules and standard administrative procedures that the administration uses to their advantage over faculty. Micromanagement by administration. No academic freedom."
Former Employee - Assistant Professor says"I worked at Texas A & M University - Central Texas full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Highly toxic and dysfunctional environment. Very low salary. You will get 55-65% of the national average for your position. Very high turnover. 80-90% of assistant professors cannot make it to tenure at the College of Business Administration. We have only one faculty that is tenured in the last 20 years. Most faculty leaves as the working conditions are unacceptable. Extremely tough working environment for minorities and immigrants. Understaffed. University doesn't have resources to fill positions. You will be assigned to a lot of tasks which is not part of a faculty job description. Very limited research funding. Extremely high course load(10-12 courses per year). They will tell you the course load is 7-8 per year. Unfortunately, they are not very honest in the interview process. You will find a completely different work environment when you start. University has a 100% acceptance rate for students. Anyone that can fill out the application form is accepted. Roughly 35-40% of students cannot answer the following question correctly: 3+3/3 =? At least 20-25% of your students do not know the difference between "they are" and "their". No salary raise for several years. We have faculty who hasn't got a salary raise for 12 years. The last time most of the faculty got salary raise was 2015. I am writing this review in 2019. I believe there won't be a salary increase in the next 2-3 years due to budget cuts in Texas. Oftentimes, you need to bring your own computer to the campus. They do not upgrade or buy equipment that you need for your job. I had an extremely bad laptop that the university provided and it takes 20 minutes to start. They just ignore my upgrade requests. Some faculty had computers more than 10 years old. There is no teaching assistant for your classes. Most of the students are related to the military. Majority of them have PTSD. Some even went on doing crazy things. You should carry a concealed gun on campus for your own safety. Yes, it is legal and allowed. You can easily invade a small nation with the guns that you can collect in this university's campus. The university is located in Killeen where you will definitely have problems. Google "Killeen KKK" so that you can see the active groups in town. The university offers very limited healthcare insurance. As no one wants to live in Killeen, medical facilities cannot keep doctors for long. If you want to see your family doctor, you need to wait 3-4 months for an appointment. Dental insurance covers almost nothing. It is a joke."
Former Employee - Former Employee says"I worked at Texas A & M University - Central Texas full-time for more than a year Cons: No room for advancement and extremely hard to get rehired if you are not in the right group. The upper management is very cliquish."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Texas A & M University - Central Texas full-time for less than a year Cons: A lot of work politics, and racial discrimination. A&M has a reputation to be non-minority friendly, and Central Texas campus is no exception. They will let you get a degree with them, but they won't hire you."
Current Employee - Staff says"I have been working at Texas A & M University - Central Texas full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Upper management and HR ignores reports of misconduct, hostile work environments, and discrimination. Document everything! Never trust upper-management and get things in writing."
says"I have been working at Texas A & M University - Central Texas Cons: EEO is non-existent. Staff employee's of color are treated like second hand citizens from upper management. The staff do not feel comfortable bringing up concerns because past issues have never been resolved. And any discrimination or unfair treatment get's swept under the rug. There is only promotion, advancement, and job security for the Caucasian sector."
Senior Administrative Assistant says"I worked at Texas A & M University - Central Texas Cons: I will say, that some of these things depend heavily upon who your supervisor is. That being said, the University on the whole doesn't value more than the top 5-10% of their employees. For example, I saw a job posting not long ago that wanted a master's and five years of experience and they wanted to pay the position $35K - and this is after they did a salary study and raised a lot of salaries, especially their admin staff (but not by much). The admin staff, on the whole, is not treated well and is grossly undervalued. Considering that it is an institution of higher education, they don't place much value on those that have degrees. A lot of positions, especially the lower level positions, don't require more than a high school diploma and part of that has to do with the fact that they don't want to pay anyone anything. If you look on Texas Tribune, you can see that there is a huge difference in the top staff and the bottom (who do a TON of work) and not a lot of middle ground. If you don't like office politics, you will hate this. There is a ton of it."
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I have been working at Texas A & M University - Central Texas part-time Cons: work time not too long,work time not too long,work time not too long"
Current Employee - Student says"I have been working at Texas A & M University - Central Texas part-time Cons: The tuition prices are high"
says"I worked at Texas A & M University - Central Texas Cons: Several members in upper administration are viewed as very political with big egos who are only out for how much power their departments will have over other departments. Very high staff turnover at the university."