University of Missouri Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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  1. Great place to work, but they're super cheap

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    Current Employee - Media Producer in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Media Producer in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at University of Missouri

    Pros

    Very laid back work space
    Nice people
    Paid time and a half for overtime and double for holidays
    A very very secure job for film
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Their rate of pay is severely lower than the average rate of pay for this profession in Missouri or elsewhere. Their initial offer was only $13 and hour, but I was able to use some leverage to budge them up to $17 during salary negotiations. The woman in charge of the video department was extremely rude always.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Nice Place to Learn

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Missouri

    Pros

    Real time experience in the field of engineering and teaching.

    Cons

    Requires a lot of dedication and takes a lot of time in pre-lab sessions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Do more with less

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    Former Employee - Dining Room Manager in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Dining Room Manager in Columbia, MO

    I worked at University of Missouri

    Pros

    There are some very nice and hard working people at the University Club.

    Cons

    Very little direction from upper-management. Communication was lacking. Often worked 60-70 hours per week.

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  5. work as a programmer

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst Specialist in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst Specialist in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at University of Missouri (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work-life balance is very good.
    The job is very stable. I think it is kinda hard to get fired here.
    After all, there is no real competitor.

    Cons

    If you want to learn new technologies, this is not the ideal place.
    If you want to do something creative, this is not the place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn technology or just find a good one with decent knowledge to manage your team.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Student Development

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Missouri

    Pros

    Great opportunities to network with colleagues

    Cons

    Low pay, inconsistent expectations and duties

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more and support your people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Large university offers better advantages to staff and faculty than students

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Missouri full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Research institution
    Diversity
    location
    Ability to move upward in positions

    Cons

    Large classes
    College of Liberal Arts Career center is understaffed and mostly offers peer assistance to students (undergraduates who are not professionals).
    Lack of quality instruction and guidance in writing
    Lack of quality instruction and guidance in critical thinking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incorporate writing and critical thinking into more classe materials.

    Look at getting the career center more in align with other colleges and universities who do not rely so much on peer professionals and are managed by individuals with a career-counseling backgrounds.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. It's like working for the government.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Missouri full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Hard to get fired.

    Cons

    Very siloed. No communication. No collaboration. The attitude is, "This is the way we've always done things, so this is the way it's done." If you haven't worked here for at least 10-20 years, you don't have the back-story, the history, the advantage. That is a real disadvantage. The pay is half what you should get in the real world (Academia not being the real world).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle Management is a roadblock to improvement (CYA). Bring in some new blood there. Look carefully at long-time employees and how they are stifling innovation. There is hope with Senior Management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. system administrator ok but not good enough

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Missouri

    Pros

    work atmosphere is good , good view around street, good people,nice to very one, good recreation facility

    Cons

    very good facility here, people were nice, don't bother each other, have no competitve atomosphere

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. experience as graduate student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Missouri

    Pros

    Quiet, not expensive, nice people.

    Cons

    Too quiet, sometimes it is even boring if you don't work

  11. Great atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Clerk in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Clerk in Columbia, MO

    I worked at University of Missouri full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Many different changing rules at one time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing a great job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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