University of Miami
3.6 of 5 143 reviews
www.miami.edu Coral Gables, FL 5000+ Employees

University of Miami Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2014
University of Miami – “KSV Langmuir Mini Trough”

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3.6 143 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala

Donna E. Shalala

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76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Research Intern at the Institute to Cure Paralysis

    Research Associate I (Current Employee)
    Miami, FL

    ProsGreat work environment. Everyone in my lab was friendly, worked well together, and was dedicated to their job.

    ConsWorking in the downtown Miami area means there's a lot of traffic, but other than that the location was great

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    UHealth System NOT in good health

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Miami, FL

    ProsPrivate Company supported by Philanthropy.....will not go out of business

    ConsUHealth & Miller School lacks LEADERSHIP. Ethically challenged......dishonest to the board.... The C-Suite executives have NO vision or leadership skills - they have big egos and collect massive paychecks. They don't lead nor make decisions with any consensus. Employee morale is lower than low. Benefits no longer set them apart from other employers. Employees do NOT feel valued. Used to be the BEST place to work!!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange at the top - - from the President down to all the of C-Suite executives at UHealth & Miller school. Value your employees, you are losing competitive advantage for your employees and patients. Compensate employees appropriately.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Life of Graduate Assistant

    Graduate Assistant (Current Employee)
    Miami, FL

    Pros1. Have enough time to plan for rest of career.

    Cons1. Slow pace progress.
    2. No appreciation.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Student work study

    Intern (Current Employee)
    Miami, FL

    ProsThe culture in the lab was extremely laid back and the schedule was very flexible. You could take a day off whenever you needed.

    ConsMachines would break down causing you to rerun samples over and over. Project goals would change that would benefit some but leave others with barely any work hours for a whole semester.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very Good place to work

    Patient Access Representative (Current Employee)
    Miami, FL

    ProsGreat benefits, including Heath insurance and the opportunity to continue your studies at UM, not only that but your kids can go for free once you meet the minimum required years of work, job stability.

    ConsSalaries are not on part with other institutions, very demanding and some times stressful environment which cause a lot of people to quit( working at a hospital is not for everyone), opportunities to grow are sometimes limited.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Enjoy working here

    Associate Professor (Current Employee)
    Coral Gables, FL

    ProsGreat students, great support, salary is good. I enjoy my colleagues. The load is much better than it used to be. My department chair is great, and very fair.

    ConsThe traffic is terrible. Cost of living is high, especially housing. I worry at time about the direction the Dean is taking my school.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo comment at this time. I do worry about our dean's vision.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    UM is a great option for graduate and post doc work.

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Coral Gables, FL

    ProsBeautiful campus with a relaxed atmosphere. There's plenty to do between the numerous on campus events, downtown Miami, Wynwood and of course South Beach. There are many resources to develop professionally at the newly renovated Toppel Career Center and the Alumni Association has many members both in South Florida and internationally.

    ConsThis is a bit unique to my situation but the bureaucracy here can be a bit frustrating when you're trying to get things done. For example, there have a been a few mishaps that led to delaying tuition, work assignments and the paperwork for becoming a research assistant and renewing my contract each year.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Facilities Manager (Current Employee)
    Miami, FL

    ProsFree education
    Competitive salaries
    Great benefits for employees and family members.

    ConsLack of good leaders
    Too many layers of red tape
    The organization is going through some changes and everyone is confuse

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo your best to improve the place

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best place to work

    Desk Assistant (Current Employee)
    Miami, FL

    Prosbeautiful weather, lovely people, and just an overall great work environment. I truly enjoy my job at the University.

    ConsThe only con I have for my job is not being able to work more hours in the week. it is seriously so amazing i love it!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I have learned a lot there but this is not that place to stay if you want to experience any growth in 3-5 years.

    IT Manager (Current Employee)
    Coral Gables, FL

    ProsRelatively slow environment with lots of downtime; good work-life balance; good tuition remission benefits for undergraduate degrees

    ConsLow salaries when compared to the Corporate environment, most staff have been there 10-30 years so there is little incentive and lots of resistance to change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood place to work but many times progress gets bogged down in red tape or people unwilling to make a decision which could make them look bad. There are no repercussions for poor service because most of the time, that is the best you can get at that specific salary range.

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