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University of Minnesota Reviews

Updated February 17, 2015
Updated February 17, 2015
153 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The Director provides wonderful leadership and a there is a good work life balance in the office (in 25 reviews)

  • Employees have access to great benefits and are generally well compensated (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay, little room for growth up the ladder (in 11 reviews)

  • Not as much opportunities for advancement (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is a great place to go to graduate school and work as a RA and TA.

    Current Employee - PhD Student in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at University of Minnesota

    Pros

    The University is filled with world-renowned faculty and extremely smart fellow graduate students.

    Cons

    Graduate students are low man on the totem pole. But that is true no matter what school you go to.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Great experience, lots of development opportunities in short period.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Student Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at University of Minnesota part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Focus heavily on student development. Room to move up in a place with lots of short term turnover. Flexible with scheduling

    Cons

    Management is sometimes not in tune with what's going on at each store.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Teaching Specialist

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Minnesota

    Pros

    After TA'ing as an undergrad I was able to roll into the teaching specialist position as I worked on my Master's degree.

    Cons

    You do the same amount of work that the PhD students do but get paid less for it.

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  5.  

    great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Professor Emeritus in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Professor Emeritus in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at University of Minnesota

    Pros

    good employer to work for

    Cons

    none that i can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Overall I would recommend, great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Minnesota

    Pros

    Friendly environment with good benefits. I worked with a small research team and learned a lot of skills.

    Cons

    It's very cold in Minnesota! If you can handle the cold, the Twin Cities is a nice area to live.

  7.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Minnesota (more than a year)

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, good organization, good work-life balance, great pay

    Cons

    Some jobs are repetitive and doesn't give much space for personal growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    phd student of mechanical engineering

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Minnesota

    Pros

    professors are typically nice and supportive to your reserach

    Cons

    lack of funding is a common issue here for some research

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    worked in a CBS lab as research assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at University of Minnesota

    Pros

    flexibility with schedule, interactive work, stimulating

    Cons

    sometimes repetitive, intimidating, lack of structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Very nice research institute, good place to study, work and live

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Minnesota

    Pros

    People are nice, environment is good

    Cons

    Weather too cold during winter....

  11.  

    Teaching Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at University of Minnesota

    Pros

    This is a relatively easy job for the amount of tuition waiver + bi-weekly compensation you get.

    Cons

    You have to be prepared for intense grading especially at the time when you yourself have exams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think this job is quite perfect at the UMN

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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