University of Minnesota

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Great Graduate Program, Great City

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Current Employee - Research Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Research Assistant in Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at University of Minnesota part-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

It's close to the metro area of Twin Cities, a lot of activities you can go to when you have some precious extra time during graduate school

Cons

Living expense is relatively high

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    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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 an 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!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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