University of Missouri Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
218 Reviews

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218 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 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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  1.  

    Comprehensive.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advancement Associate  in  Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Advancement Associate in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at University of Missouri full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Rotate through all areas of fundraising: annual fund, alumni association, scholarships, major gifts, planned giving, donor relations (stewardship), etc.

    Cons

    Not enough work in a day, little oversight, stress of a new 'job' (rotation) every month, busy work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Not the "real world" but a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Support Associate  in  Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Office Support Associate in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at University of Missouri full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits including retirement, time-off leave, and holidays. Depending on the department, it can be a low stress environment. Most people are friendly and want to do a good job.

    Cons

    Raises are rare so always negotiate the highest salary possible. Employees are reviewed annually, but it is difficult to reward good employees with small raises and in many cases no raises. Unfortunately, the only way to get a raise is to have an offer and sometimes they will match to keep you if you are a good employee. Management listens to employees, but seems powerless to enact improvements which often come at a snail's pace. Long-term employees are not valued. New employees without experience are often paid nearly the same as long-term employees. Many employees are burnt out and have little to no incentive to improve or move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees. Trust them to make the right decision. Don't impede progress. Fight for decent raises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience with Mizzou

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Missouri

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to be able to learn

    Cons

    A bit of a superiority complex within organization

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  5.  

    Good school to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Missouri

    Pros

    They have a lot of departments

    Cons

    Non, typical state university. I have a great advisor who is well funded which makes things nice

  6.  

    Great experience and opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Columbia, MO

    I worked at University of Missouri part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Gave me the opportunity to do exciting work, meet interesting people, and lead to the contacts that put me on my current career path.

    Cons

    I cant think of any worth mentioning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good starting point, but the talented, ambitious people move on

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Missouri full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits package. College atmosphere can be fun. It seems like during the summer the work slows down across campus, so that is relaxing.

    Cons

    Budgets are tightening so everyone is expected to do more with less. It seems like a lot of people are unhappy and stressed, but are not willing or able to look for employment elsewhere. Bureaucracy stifles growth and new ideas.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Research Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Missouri for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Employees are not charged for tuition.

    Cons

    I worked as a contract employee and not continously

  9.  

    It was good!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Missouri

    Pros

    It was good experience. The staff is really good and helps you whenever required. There is always an autonomy to work.

    Cons

    It gets difficult sometimes to work along with your course work.

  10.  

    good experienced for graduate in engineering

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Rolla, MO
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Rolla, MO

    I have been working at University of Missouri full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good infrastructure, enthusiastic staff/ teachers, good projects

    Cons

    very hectic coursework and qualifier requirements as compared to other schools

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    mid level management crisis.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Great University - great place to work!

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

    I have been working at University of Missouri

    Pros

    Quality of life, diversity of experience, collegial atmosphere

    Cons

    Inconsistent leadership, pay, difficulty getting everyone (e.g. University System, Campus Leadership, Division/Departmental Leadership) all pulling the same direction toward a common goal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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