University of Memphis Reviews

Updated June 16, 2015
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Pros
  • Some parts of the university promote a good work environment (e (in 11 reviews)

  • There are some really great people who work at the University of Memphis who truly do care about the students (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, Administration is beureucratic, No chance of promotion (in 5 reviews)

  • There are no raises, no personal growth, and no promotions (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Attendant in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Office Attendant in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at University of Memphis

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can do your homework while working

    Cons

    None. Always understanding and allowed me off when I needed to be.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Helpful (1)

    Depends on Department and Supervisor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

    I worked at University of Memphis (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great retirement and insurance benefits as well as payment of tuition at any Tennessee Board of Regents college.

    Cons

    The person I worked for hired me basically to fire me, I believe. She was very rude and did not train me and did not require her two other employees to train me. I am a somewhat older worker and she kept reminding me of that.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your supervisors are not bullying workers and take employee complaints seriously.


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    Associate Director

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - TN - Tennessee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - TN - Tennessee in Memphis, TN

    I worked at University of Memphis

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, vacation and educational opportunities. Insurance benefits used to be better, but they are still pretty good. For salaried employees, it works out to be four weeks of vacation per year plus a week off when the university is closed between Christmas and New Years.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for advancement unless you have a PhD. Many people have been there for years and years, so the culture is pretty entrenched. Compensation is not competitive. Very low wages.

    Advice to Management

    Management is pretty good, although they are very committed to the status quo. There is no incentive to respond to employee concerns.


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  5. Under restructure

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Technician in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Electrical Technician in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at University of Memphis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    restructure is not beneficial the change is not beneficial to crafts.

    Cons

    full time benefits, for full time employees

    Advice to Management

    none at this time will help


  6. Research Assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at University of Memphis part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    No hidded fees, Moderate work environment, Low Living cost

    Cons

    Do not have advanced research facility


  7. Administrative Support

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Support in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Administrative Support in Memphis, TN

    I worked at University of Memphis

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The environment was helping students and employee's.
    Opportunity to continue education.
    Benefits included a retirement plan.
    Involvement in the college football season.

    Cons

    The college is going through a reconstruction phase of the office and staff.
    There is a lot of construction being built on campus which makes parking worse.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership needs to be reviewed for the lack of work production.


  8. Good working place.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at University of Memphis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good environment, friendly co worker.

    Cons

    Does not provide health insurance to grad asst.

    Advice to Management

    Should take feedback from employee.


  9. Good place for a research student

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Graduate Research Assistanyt in Memphis, TN
    Current Contractor - Graduate Research Assistanyt in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at University of Memphis as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Healthy environment. Learning and sharing. Latest trends

    Cons

    No major concerns about University


  10. Respectful employer, interesting things going on

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Memphis, TN

    I worked at University of Memphis part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I suppose it depends which jobs you have. I worked two student jobs- one in the administration building, and another in a department. I felt treated with respect there, was not pushed to do things I couldn't do, and the jobs themselves were interesting in that I got to learn about things going on at the university beyond classes. I enjoyed seeing the behind the scenes operations of the University.

    Cons

    Hm.... I don't like the atmosphere of complaining about work, and the "I deserve everything" attitude I found amongst the employees. I find that in a lot of places, unfortunately.


  11. Urban campus in improving setting

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Adjunct Professor in Memphis, TN
    Former Contractor - Adjunct Professor in Memphis, TN

    I worked at University of Memphis as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Make a difference in local community by enabling affordable college education

    Cons

    The learning gaps students have due to K-12 educational institutions in the area. Adjunct salary is very low as in other places.

    Advice to Management

    Be more focused on quality of education, rather than focusing on adding new buildings. This seems to be the focus at many universities.



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