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Great Student Experience

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Current Intern - Student Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
Current Intern - Student Assistant in Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at University of Minnesota as an intern (more than a year)

Pros

For their student worker positions they understand you are students first workers second. They go out of their way to ensure that they create a schedule that works for you.

Cons

Job scope creep. I have been here for a few years and they continue to give me more and more responsibilities. Normally not a bad thing, but I'm now doing most of the work a retired employee with little compensation increase.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take notice of strong student workers. They do a lot.

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  1. Academia can produce a weird culture

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    Current Employee - Administrative Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Administrative Director in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at University of Minnesota full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Flexible hours (usually)
    -Great benefits
    -Tons of opportunity for advancement
    -Job security driven by political will vs. market uncertainty
    -Tons of resources if you know where to look
    -Open-minded culture

    Cons

    -Certain departments are critically understaffed to be effective
    -(Tenured) Professor's as managers tend to be highly politically and egotistically driven
    -Stagnant pay unless you change jobs a lot
    -"Lifers" can be difficult to motivate
    -Too large of an organization to manage consistently

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kahler is doing a great job making the University more business friendly, as well as mission driven to bring innovation to the public. Professors that have only worked and lived in academia can be a bit naive regarding how the outside world works. While progress is being made to make the University less of an Ivory Tower, there is still room for improvement. Businesses, local community, and other external powers (State, Fed Gov) can be as much of a tower themselves -- unique approaches are needed for every interaction.

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  2. The U of M is an extremely pleasant place to work.

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    Current Employee - Executive Office & Administrative Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Executive Office & Administrative Specialist in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at University of Minnesota full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Colleagues are very welcoming; communication is fantastic; education/tuition benefits can't be beaten.

    Cons

    To date, I haven't found any cons about working at the U of M!

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