University of Miami Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala
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Pros
  • Good benefits, especially health benefits (in 15 reviews)

  • A few great professors, beautiful campus (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • There is no opportunities to grow (in 5 reviews)

  • Slow career advancement, low salary (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Adjunct Position

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    Former Contractor - FLORIDA in Miami, FL
    Former Contractor - FLORIDA in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Miami as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The university offers a rich course catalogue and fantastic professors to learn from. The majority of students are engaged in learning and take their studies seriously.

    Cons

    Refused to pay for parking for non-faculty positions and parking can be upward of $300 per semester. The rate for a adjunct or lecturer is already very low that the least they could do would be to provide all instructors with passes.


  2. Donor relations manager

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    Former Employee - Donor Relations Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Donor Relations Manager in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Miami (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great education benefits, stable company, up to date software.

    Cons

    totalitarian system, if you try to work outside of the box, you will be chastised. If you make a mistake, they send you an email and cc human resources. Felt like I was working in a glass house. No communication between execs and staff whatsoever

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up people.- treat subordinates with respect. open lines of communication between staff and upper level management. Allow people to be thinkers


  3. Office Climate is Depressing

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Miami full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a wanna-be corporate environment with too many office politics. The benefits come in great packages - health insurance, sick days, and PTO are great.

    Cons

    Underpaid. Office climate is awful - everyone always looks so unhappy. You sit in a cubicle all day, in a building with no windows; it's depressing. MD's and PhD's treat those who do not have the degrees like second class citizens. They are disrespectful and entitled. There is no team work here - you learn as you go because no one takes the time to train you on anything but they love to place blame when there's a mistake. If you like the stuffy facade of a corporate office, this place is perfect for you.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage better - be leaders not just managers going through the motions. UM staff come to work because they need a paycheck, not because they believe in what you are doing. Faculty gets paid SO much for all kinds of bogus titles; which they believe gives them the right to treat staff like scum. Fix this office climate and teach your managers how to be leaders, how to not be rude, and how to present themselves as professionals.


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  5. Good and Bad

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    Current Employee - Patient Access Representative
    Current Employee - Patient Access Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits. An environment that teaches you medical and administrative skills.

    Cons

    No room for growth. Too many favorites. Not enough opportunities between departments. No interest in developmental strategies for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Invest time on your employees to grow. You wont know the talent you have if they don't get the chance.


  6. Sr Medical Technologist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Miami full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, good vacations/holiday benefits

    Cons

    Low salaries, lack of growth opportunities, expensive parking, no raises, understaffed, overworked,

    Advice to Management

    Be more humane with your team, look from within and give the opportunity to a higher position to your employees first, rethink the salary structure, too big the salary gap between managers and supervisor.


  7. Program Coordinator

    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Coral Gables, FL
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Coral Gables, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Miami (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Able to work independently, opportunity for professional development, supportive direct supervisor

    Cons

    No job security; no union, no fair compensation for work, expensive parking permit yet no place to park

    Advice to Management

    Be more humane


  8. A handful of untenured faculty at first job

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    Current Employee - Professor in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Professor in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at University of Miami (More than a year)

    Pros

    location location location location location

    Cons

    faculty faculty faculty faculty faculty

    Advice to Management

    don't just refurbish un-tenured faculty


  9. Helpful (1)

    UHealth System NOT in good health

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Miami full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    UHealth & 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 Management

    Change 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.


  10. Disappointed

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Coral Gables, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Coral Gables, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Miami full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    No comment! I was very disappointed overall with the company from benefits to pay.

    Cons

    No raises for 2 Years and then once we got one it was only a 2% raise.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to promote from within and allow current employees to learn and grow.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great at the beginning until new management took over

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Coral Gables, FL
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Coral Gables, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Miami full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits vacation time pension plan

    Cons

    Management should give respect to their employees

    Advice to Management

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