University of Missouri Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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University of Missouri President Timothy M. Wolfe
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Pros
  • flexible schedule , great working environment and people (in 18 reviews)

  • Good benefits and decent amount of time off (in 11 reviews)

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

  • Many employees are burnt out and have little to no incentive to improve or move on (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Front Desk

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    Former Employee - University of Missouri Front Desk Worker in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - University of Missouri Front Desk Worker in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Missouri part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Managers were easy to work with and all your duties were clearly laid out.

    Cons

    Lots of phone answering from parents, but you aren't able to answer all questions about their children because of privacy laws- this leads to a lot of frustrating conversations with angry parents. Be prepared for that daily stress.

    Advice to Management

    More training on how to deal with conversations that front desk is not authorized to have


  2. Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Columbia, MO

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

    Pros

    Fun to teach, interact with students

    Cons

    Compared with Research Assistant, it really takes a lot time out of your research


  3. If you can deal with BS then it is a good job while attending school.

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teachers Assistant in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Graduate Teachers Assistant in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love working with my students and the professors. They did make it worth it. Plus you get paid along with getting your credit hours paid for. So for the little pay that you get it is worth it.

    Cons

    In my department there was A LOT of drama between the professors. It is a small department and rumors and drama always impeded in the learning process

    Advice to Management

    Cut out the petty b*lls**t drama!!


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  5. Adjunct Entrepreneurship Professor

    Former Employee - Adjunct Entrepreneurship Professor in Spring Hill, KS
    Former Employee - Adjunct Entrepreneurship Professor in Spring Hill, KS

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

    Pros

    I am a Certified Entrepreneurship Director from the Kauffman Foundation which lead to UMKC to hire me to teach their beginning Entrepreneurship course to undergraduates.

    Cons

    My time here is subject to full-time Professors teaching the same course. I do not presently have a class assigned to me but could at anytime. I feel that I am a "bull-pen" Professor.


  6. Great place to work, employee perks less than some Universities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, decent benefits, discounted tuition for employees.

    Cons

    Underpaid staff has to pay for parking, staff rec center rates are hardly cheaper than most gyms in the area.


  7. Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO

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

    Pros

    Collaboration, Diverse, Highly Educated Crowd, Fully Funded, Great Campus

    Cons

    Bare minimum stipend, TA assignments are not based on skill in the graduate program


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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Missouri part-time

    Pros

    It provides a good education

    Cons

    Its a two hour drive to a big city


  9. Graduate Student

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Tuition waived, Salaried research or teaching through out gradschool. Cost of living in Columbia MO is low. The town is actually cool.

    Cons

    it snows a lot in Missouri


  10. Solid mid Missouri job

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    Former Employee - Executive Staff Assistant in Ashland, MO
    Former Employee - Executive Staff Assistant in Ashland, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Missouri (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great environment, beautiful campus, decent benefits, many opportunities to learn and advance skillset

    Cons

    As an hourly employee in order to get decent wage increases you have to transfer around, as most departments don't give bonuses and raises are typically less than 3%.

    Advice to Management

    As this college is not unionized in most departments, you should work your labor budget to allow for better merit wage increases to at least keep up with cost of living increases in order to retain talent.


  11. Great environment

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    Current Employee - Software Support Analyst in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Software Support Analyst in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The environment of the university is a great.

    Cons

    Pay is mediocre compared to private sector.

    Advice to Management

    My supervisor in particular was not great- poor communication and just generally very resistant to any sort of change.



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