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The University of Missouri views its graduate students as grant and patent generating workers rather than as students.

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Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Columbia, MO
Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Columbia, MO

I worked at University of Missouri full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

They do provide decent classroom instruction as well as adequate research facilities. A few of the tenured professors are genuinely concerned with student learning.

Cons

The organization cares very much about the revenue that a student can help bring in by working on grant-funded research. However, very little effort is made to ensure that students graduate on time or that they have decent career prospects. As a result, I know many students who finished with a PhD who can not find jobs.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest more heavily in career development for your graduate students. Using graduate students as underpaid techs is a short-sighted strategy that will harm the image and reputation of the institution.

Doesn't Recommend
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    OK

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    Current Employee - Senior Res Specialist  in  Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Res Specialist in Columbia, MO

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

    Pros

    Good people a the town

    Cons

    low pay and a small town

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Most laid back and fun job I've ever had

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    Former Employee - Staff  in  Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Staff in Columbia, MO

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere was great! Everyone working there was friendly and fun to be around. The job itself was fun and easy (making copies, printing out things, doing various projects)

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours would go by slowly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you're doing!

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