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University of Missouri Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
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3.9 210 reviews

94% Approve of the CEO

University of Missouri President Timothy M. Wolfe

Timothy M. Wolfe

(36 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • flexible schedule , great working environment and people(in 16 reviews)

  • Hours are flexible, working with students is very rewarding(in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • At times communication with upper management can be difficult due to frequency of travel(in 4 reviews)

  • I don't think this is a con, but you'd have to enjoy living in a small college town to work here(in 3 reviews)

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    Lack of administrative science support.

    Research Assistant (Former Employee) Kansas City, MO

    ProsGood benefits and decent amount of time off.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementGet non-business people to run the university. A university is NOT a business.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    If only the pay were better ...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Kansas City, MO

    ProsWorking with university professors and other smart and interesting people.

    ConsPay is not good, with no prospect of improvement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was alright

    Academic Advisor (Former Employee) Columbia, MO

    ProsValues
    Office Culture
    The benefits are great for my family. I enjoy the health and dental. Also my oldest son gets 50% off tuition at the school since I work here. That helps out a whole lot.

    ConsThe pay. Don't expect to make much and don't count on raises either.
    Sometimes depending on what happened at the university, you may have to say longer and there were times that I was not paid for my overtime

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't say you are going to do something and then don't do it. Stick to your word because when you don't, you put your employees between a rock and a hard place.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Steady, unexpected overtime

    Psychiatric Aide (Current Employee) Columbia, MO

    ProsPaid for schooling. Gave me flexible hours at times.

    ConsManagement did not always value hourly employees. Planned meetings during sleep.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to understand everyone's off-hours schedule

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    ehhh

    Academic Advisor (Current Employee) Columbia, MO

    ProsThe idea to provide meaningful programs is there, the follow through is sometimes flat. Benefits are good.

    ConsPay is lower than median. Much lower.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more in people, reduce spending on useless software and online education initiatives

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    Graduate School

    Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) Columbia, MO

    ProsThe resources and infrastructure here are amazing. The University does a good job of supporting research and professional advancement of graduate students.

    ConsLong hours, short pay, underappreciation by professors, and lots of verbal abuse unless you pick the right advisor.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider student health more than incoming funding as a rubric for advisor success. Too often, students get thrown under the bus because a professor brings in big cash. I understand you need cash, but good funding is not the only evidence of good science or good scientists.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sometimes frustrating but overall a good place to work

    Business Manager (Current Employee) Columbia, MO

    ProsThe campus is absolutely beautiful and the town of Columbia is a great place to live. There are chances to move up within the University if you are in the top of your field, or connected/related to top administration.

    ConsNepotism is rampant as is the good ole boy mentality. Most promotions and openings are filled by relatives of employees and their friends. The University structure is very fractured and there is little oversight or governance from the top administrators. Staff is generally not highly valued by the top administrators and especially not by the faculty. There is a large baby boomer problem. University funds are tied up by salaries and benefits of the older and overpaid generation who produce very little. This strongly discourages young capable staff members to stay as their chances of moving up are typically blocked.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean house. No one is entitled to a job just because they have been here for years or because their family has always worked here. reward those who produce and continue to invest in themselves in regards to professional development.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Advancement Position

    Advancement Officer (Current Employee) Columbia, MO

    ProsFairly cultivated and passionate alumni base

    ConsTerrible career development
    Fails to promote form within
    Salaries well under market

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent working environment
    nice boss
    friendly colleagues

    Consremote area and bad weather

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    Solid College Part-time Job, Very Low Pay

    Lifeguard (Current Employee) Columbia, MO

    ProsVery flexible hours, relaxed working environment, like-minded co-workers

    ConsVery intense application process, very little compensation, payment and scheduling system need update

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your certified employees more. Department lead should stay in consistent communication with their employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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