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University of Missouri Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
243 Reviews
4.0
243 Reviews
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University of Missouri President Timothy M. Wolfe
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • flexible schedule , great working environment and people (in 18 reviews)

  • Good benefits including retirement, time-off leave, and holidays (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management doesn't develop staff well, and there's limited room for advancement (in 4 reviews)

  • Politics, Budget Cuts, Pay vs Private Sector, (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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

  3.  

    Great atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    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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  5.  

    Good place to work for research but they overwork all the small jobs for little money.

    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Columbia, MO

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

    Pros

    Getting a degree here is terrible but if you're a TA or RA it works out pretty well.

    Cons

    It has some bad professors that they can't fire.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Department of Student Activities Chair

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    Former Employee - Senior Chair in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Chair in Columbia, MO

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

    Pros

    I was able to be my own boss make huge decisions for campus and create my own schedule

    Cons

    The pay is horrible work hours are irregular

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay value employees more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good start point but not for the creative and outside box thinkers or long term career.

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    Former Employee - Facility Coordinator in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Facility Coordinator in Columbia, MO

    I worked at University of Missouri full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice perks of working with Rec Services. Very good training programs. Lots of social functions and student development activities. Lots of conference attendance allowed.

    Cons

    Very rigid and fixed system of doing things. Very stuck in tradition. Do not utilize peoples experiences and expertise as much as they should. Communication not always made clear on what is expected. Opportunities for personal professional development is minimal and narrow to those that benefit only the department. Pay is far below what work is being put in for time alone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to listed to your front line staff and hold more focus groups with input from students and coordinators across the board to make sure all are on board and in agreement through one collective voice. Involve your members as often as you can to gauge honest feedback vs skewed and less then helpful surveys.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Positive environment to keep focusing on research!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at University of Missouri full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly working environment. The faculties are interested in sharing their knowledges with students unconditionally. Beautiful campus, surrounds with great parks. Easily to keep a balance life.

    Cons

    The payment is highly determine on the advisor's fundings. Sometime lacking of sufficient payment can be a tuff issue to deal with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not for me

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    Former Employee - CSA in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - CSA in Columbia, MO

    I worked at University of Missouri part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Supervisors showed you what to do...if they had time. Customers were good, coworkers were funny or at least understanding

    Cons

    Supervisors are rushed and if you are even two minutes late you'll receive an angry call. Not a lot of courtesy for outside life - we're students!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take it easy on the rookies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Lack of administrative science support.

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at University of Missouri full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent amount of time off.

    Cons

    The biology department is imploding due to lack of administrative support. They've lost so many good faculty over the years due to poor leadership at every level. When I first started, there in the 1990s it was awesome. Thanks to poor leadership at the highest level as well as a board of curators who only know about business, the school has been mostly gutted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get non-business people to run the university. A university is NOT a business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    If only the pay were better ...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Working with university professors and other smart and interesting people.

    Cons

    Pay is not good, with no prospect of improvement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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