University of Miami Reviews in Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
155 Reviews

3.7
155 Reviews
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University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala
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84 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The UM is a reputable institution and has a beautiful campus (in 13 reviews)

  • beautiful weather, lovely people, and just an overall great work environment (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of opportunities to grow and promotion (in 4 reviews)

  • No room for growth, poor pay, no incentives to excel (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Coral Gables, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coral Gables, FL

    I worked at University of Miami as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    It's great to work at your Alma Mater in a department of your interest

    Cons

    Employee benefits, such as parking, could be handled better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open door policy to listen to any advice, no matter how small

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    IT is a stable place with benefits and opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Associate/Lab Manager  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Associate/Lab Manager in Miami, FL

    I have been working at University of Miami full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There is room for growth.

    Cons

    The University has to work on it's Culture and values.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Fun place

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    Former Employee - Camp Counselor  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Camp Counselor in Miami, FL

    I worked at University of Miami as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Enjoyed working at summer camp

    Cons

    There was none. It was a great place to work :')

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great for student employment, if you find the right place.

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant  in  Coral Gables, FL
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Coral Gables, FL

    I have been working at University of Miami part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Student assistant jobs allow you to make money without having to schedule your classes around your job - it's the other way around.
    Good for office experience.
    Supervisors in individual offices are usually very kind.

    Cons

    Student assistant pay, especially in the beginning, is very low.
    HR can sometimes be difficult to deal with.
    The usual problems associated with dealing with faculty.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good University

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    Current Employee - PhD Student  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Miami, FL

    I have been working at University of Miami full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I spent two year there for my PHD program. The professors are very good. Most of them are graduated from top 20 universities and good at their own research area. The classes are quiet small.

    Cons

    The program is quiet small, which makes you are the focus of the professors. Sometimes, that is pretty annoying. However, I still love the university and professors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Beautiful city, beautiful people

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Miami, FL

    I worked at University of Miami full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The culture is wonderful, the atmosphere is beautiful, its easy to fall in love with Miami. The professors are great and are really down to earth. The campus is beautiful and has a diverse array of students, faculty and staff. The research is leading and cutting edge.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is difficult as a graduate student but many find time to do the things they want to do. A disciplined work ethic will take you far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Executive Assistant

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Coral Gables, FL
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Coral Gables, FL

    I worked at University of Miami full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Salary, benefits and beautiful campus. President Shalala is friendly and very knowledgeable. I enjoyed my brief encounters with her.

    Cons

    Upper management is lacking in supervisory skills. Interoffice communication very poor. Upper management attended Culture Shaping Workshops. This needs to be continually followed up on as some upper management do not take this training seriously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better. Don't assume everyone is on the same page. Perhaps bi-weekly meetings?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    working and salary

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    Former Employee - Research Associate II  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Research Associate II in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Great work place and nice to live, Good fellow, Benefit is so good. not too much working

    Cons

    Salary is not good. low

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Wonderful!

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Assistant  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Assistant in Miami, FL

    I worked at University of Miami full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It was a very friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    I thought I was underpaid,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Research Intern at the Institute to Cure Paralysis

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    Current Employee - Research Associate I  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Research Associate I in Miami, FL

    I have been working at University of Miami as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment. Everyone in my lab was friendly, worked well together, and was dedicated to their job.

    Cons

    Working in the downtown Miami area means there's a lot of traffic, but other than that the location was great

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