University of Missouri Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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  1. Great experience at doing my own research

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Chemical Engineering Intern in Columbia, MO
    Former Intern - Chemical Engineering Intern in Columbia, MO

    I worked at University of Missouri as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The internship was well paid, I had flexible hours, I got to do my own research, and it was a respectful work environment

    Cons

    Felt unsafe at times in the laboratory, could be better kept, not much communication among employees, the department was disorganized

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time having meetings among all employees and interns and also make sure that the department is well organized and relies more on communication

  2. It's complicated.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Lab Technician in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Research Lab Technician in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at University of Missouri full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Professionalism
    Access to resources when needed
    Supportive staff that I directly report to
    Some free exchange of ideas
    Decent healthcare coverage

    Cons

    Diversity issues
    Staff support issues with fair wages
    Little to no wage increases
    Expected to work more than 40 hour work weeks

  3. reasonable workload, but limited career advancement opportunities...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Laid back working culture
    Supportive staff. Most staff members are very profession and have done great jobs.
    Work - life balance
    Majority of people are friendly and great to work with

    Cons

    Very few opportunities for professional growth or advancement
    Some admin/faculty see employee/staff as dispensable items or THE HELP
    The payment is lower than the average rate
    Politics

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employee as organization assets and allow them to grow. Need more communication horizontally and vertically.

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  5. 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  6. Nice Place to Learn

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Missouri

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  7. Do more with less

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  8. work as a programmer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  9. Student Development

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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 Missouri

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities to network with colleagues

    Cons

    Low pay, inconsistent expectations and duties

    Advice to Management

    Pay more and support your people

  10. Large university offers better advantages to staff and faculty than students

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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 Missouri full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    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.

  11. It's like working for the government.

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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 Missouri full-time (More than a year)

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

    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 Management

    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.

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