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University of Miami Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
199 Reviews
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199 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, especially health benefits (in 15 reviews)

  • The UM is a reputable institution and has a beautiful campus (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of opportunities to grow and promotion (in 5 reviews)

  • Not the best feedback and room for growth (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    I am graduate student in the department of economics

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Lifestyle, schedule, and the fact that you get paid to learn stuff is pretty sweet! The weather is amazing and the campus looks like a country club.

    Cons

    Schedule can be bad, though, when you have to spend an entire day and night grading. That sucks. Plus the people aren't very nice. College students seem to have become even worse since I left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about your graduate program more. Why keep accepting Chinese students?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Company

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    Current Employee - INSURANCE VERIFIER in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - INSURANCE VERIFIER in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Consistent schedule. Catered and department parties. Nice size work space. Minimal work supervision.

    Cons

    Always changing processes, disorganized work environment. Some supervisors are immature, and can be unprofessional. Work to manpower ratio is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees. We know what works for the department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good work environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Miami full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Gained great work experience at UM.

    Cons

    Low compensation, difficult to get a promotion

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Excellent Benefits, job satisfaction dependent upon department

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I worked at University of Miami full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Salaried, excellent health and retirement benefits, paid vacation, opportunity to see visting lectures & UM events and discount prices, opportunity for career growth throughout the University.

    Cons

    The Development department, unfortunately, was nothing short of a hostile work environment. The harassment and discrimination I personally experienced and witnessed has no place in a professional work environment, much less at an educational institution. The HR department did little to address these issues and complaints were often not handled with confidentiality. Also, although salaried at 37.5 hours a week, I often worked 50-60 hours a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This particular department of the university has gained a reputation (both within and outside of UM) over the last decade of being a hostile work environment. Several members of the supervising staff were well known for displaying this behavior; so much so that jokes were often made by senior management in staff meetings about the poor behavior of other senior management. My humble advice is to appropriately and discretely address employee concerns.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Student Assistant

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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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    As a student you get real on hands experience. I worked in the area of facilities management for almost 3 years. Great group of people that appreciate everything you do for them. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    No growth opportunity. Lack of motivation of some employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    benefits, work life, balance, people and salary

    Cons

    professional development, outdated systems, lazy people, work load

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A good place to establish collaborative relationships to develop new science

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant

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

    Pros

    The weather, the culture is relaxed yet progressive; faculty members are very accessible, understanding and approachable; the ability to establish collaborative research studies are endless with the UM School of Medicine as well as Bascom Palmer Eye Institute; work-life balance is good

    Cons

    Not much really wrong with this institution; management can be cliquish at times; weather is unpredictable

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Laid Back Job

    Current Employee - Student Patrol Aide in Coral Gables, FL
    Current Employee - Student Patrol Aide in Coral Gables, FL

    I have been working at University of Miami part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Laid Back job where you can do homework

    Cons

    Personal Growth and promotions, Management is good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is good

  10.  

    Good university to work for - sometimes too political.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    The hours were pretty good, most people left around 5 or 6pm, and you can't beat the location of Miami.

    Cons

    They may you pay for things like parking. The vacation policy is pretty standard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a more flexible work at home policy or maternity leave policy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Wonderful enriching experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Miami, FL

    I have been working at University of Miami part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -location if you're a student
    -good pay
    -flexible hours

    Cons

    Not very much growth, however it's a great part time while in school

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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