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    A public University dedicated to research, education and service.

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    Current Employee - Program Associate  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Program Associate in Minneapolis, MN

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


    The University of Minnesota prides itself in being a great research institution dedicated to excellence, equity and opportunity. The hours are more than reasonable (8 hours each day is expected for full time staff) and flexibility of hours is pretty grand (depending on your department). The benefits package is one of the best I have seen making the University of Minnesota a wonderful place to work. The culture is typically more casual and laid back making it comfortable for most people. Almost every employee values education and research and are happy to be supporting a public institution excelling in these areas.


    Pay is not the greatest and it is very difficult to get a raise or pay increase. One of the only ways for this to happen is to get another job offer and hope they match it, someone leaves or someone retires. Being a public institution everyone's pay is public knowledge creating another potential for employee dissatisfaction. It takes time to get training (and there is quite a bit of it) for access to different systems and there are many times people are unclear of the process to follow to obtain access to do their job. Once you have the key contacts you are good to go though. There is just a bit of digging at first.


University of Minnesota Interviews

Updated Aug 31, 2014
Updated Aug 31, 2014

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Getting an Interview


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    Program Associate Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at University of Minnesota.

    Interview Details

    Can take very long since this is essentially working for the state. LOTS of applicants for every job. Applicants are initially screened by Central HR to see if you meet the basic requirements. Then, applicants are sent to the departments for review. I have worked in a few departments at the U now and I noticed that positions that are in the Academic Health Center or Medical School is much more rigorous when it comes to the interviewing process then in the Liberal Arts or something else.

    Interview Questions
    • What was one thing you did in your old job that demonstrated innovation?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Department went through HR so that they did not need to have that "difficult conversation" about salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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Headquarters Minneapolis, MN
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1851
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
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More than 67,000 students come seeking higher education in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. A major land grant university system, the University of Minnesota (U of M) offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in approximately 370 academic fields. It employs some 4,100 faculty members across five campuses located around the state. The university's Twin Cities campus, with about 50,000 students in attendance, ranks among the largest in the country in terms of enrollment. U of M's other campuses are located in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester. Originally founded in 1851 as a... More

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