University of Southern Maine

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Hard working dedicated people, mostly working for peanuts, except for those at the top.

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Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Portland, ME
Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Portland, ME

I have been working at University of Southern Maine full-time (More than 8 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Pros

Nice relaxed work environment, dedicated co-workers.

Cons

Unless you are an overpaid administrator or dean, you will work for peanuts with little if any raises.

Advice to Management

Pay living wage to those on the bottom.

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  1. I worked as a graduate research assistant in the Biology Department

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    Former Employee - Student Research Associate in Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Student Research Associate in Portland, ME

    I worked at University of Southern Maine full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The staff and faculty are supportive and enthusiastic about teaching. The student to staff ratio in labs and lectures is excellent. It is a good environment to conduct research with high level biomedical instrumentation.

    Cons

    It is a small program that had few specialists in my field. There are not as many opportunities for graduate level coursework.

    Advice to Management

    Facilitate stronger connection to the UMaine system to enable enhanced coursework.

  2. Great colleagues, lots of interesting interactions, very poorly managed at top levels

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME

    I have been working at University of Southern Maine

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Interacting with students and coworkers keeps the work interesting, great benefits package including tuition waivers, more laid back environment than corporations, opportunities for extra-curricular activities like fitness or adult education

    Cons

    There has been a noticeable shift in the last decade from a much more supportive, engaging workplace, to a place where cost efficiency is the only consideration. Also, there is limited opportunities for promotion unless you apply for a new job in another department, but this may be true of many public institutions.

    Advice to Management

    Investing in your employees and supporting their growth will pay off in their loyalty and willingness to do more for the university.

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