University of Miami Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala
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Pros
  • Good benefits, especially health benefits (in 15 reviews)

  • A few great professors, beautiful campus (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • There is no opportunities to grow (in 5 reviews)

  • Slow career advancement, low salary (in 6 reviews)

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  1. senior medical collector

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    Current Employee - Senior Medical Collector in Coral Gables, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Medical Collector in Coral Gables, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    because they centralized business office now we have to work with all specialties.

    Cons

    because they centralized business office now we have to work with all specialties.they need to chance the management .probably it is too much to focus in 180 peoples. they need to hire people with a lot experience how the have to lead with so many different cultures.


  2. By the way, i'm employed.

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Miami (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great for studying. Lots of idle time & easy work to do. A great in-between job.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement. The experience is almost useless. And the pay is extremely low.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. This job does exactly what it is supposed to do: its gas and "vexed" money.


  3. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, co-workers and boss.

    Cons

    No cons. Loved it there.


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  5. Adjunct Position

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    Former Contractor - FLORIDA in Miami, FL
    Former Contractor - FLORIDA in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The university offers a rich course catalogue and fantastic professors to learn from. The majority of students are engaged in learning and take their studies seriously.

    Cons

    Refused to pay for parking for non-faculty positions and parking can be upward of $300 per semester. The rate for a adjunct or lecturer is already very low that the least they could do would be to provide all instructors with passes.


  6. Postdoctoral Fellow

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow In Data Curation in University of Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow In Data Curation in University of Miami, FL

    I have been working at University of Miami full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of freedom in project development.

    Cons

    Bad vacation policy for postdocs. The health insurance is purportedly great, but I find it hard to navigate.


  7. Adjunct Professor

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Coral Gables, FL
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Coral Gables, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Miami (Less than a year)

    Pros

    University of Miami has a beautiful campus, great equipment in the classrooms. It's scenic and at the same time shows it's history and it's "miami" attitude. Besides the Gables campus, the Key Biscayne Campus is also top-of-the-line.

    Cons

    For being such a great place, I was really let down as an adjunct there. I did not feel like a part of the greater school at all. I hardly ever ran into any other professors during my time there.

    Advice to Management

    Change how adjuncts are part of the school, integrate them more with full-time staff. Don't make adjuncts feel like "cheap labor" to the school.


  8. Adjunct Faculty- School of Nursing

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    Current Employee - ARNP in Delray Beach, FL
    Current Employee - ARNP in Delray Beach, FL
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Miami (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great experience to ease into academics, most of work is from home and at clinical sites

    Cons

    low paying, depending on students clinical sites, can be a lot of driving


  9. Things move very slow

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Miami full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Ethical Environment. Nice weather :)

    Cons

    Poor management. Lack of interrelationship within departments.

    Advice to Management

    Try to upgrade the system to current challenges.


  10. Terrible Place

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    Current Employee - Service Coordinator in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Service Coordinator in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great health insurance and 401k matching programs

    Cons

    Never get a raise only 2% increase every 2 years.


  11. Donor relations manager

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    Former Employee - Donor Relations Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Donor Relations Manager in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Miami (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great education benefits, stable company, up to date software.

    Cons

    totalitarian system, if you try to work outside of the box, you will be chastised. If you make a mistake, they send you an email and cc human resources. Felt like I was working in a glass house. No communication between execs and staff whatsoever

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up people.- treat subordinates with respect. open lines of communication between staff and upper level management. Allow people to be thinkers



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