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University of Miami Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
182 Reviews
3.9
182 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good people, flexible hours, great environment, cutting edge technology, good 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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    UM Regulatory

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Miami

    Pros

    There are a lot of learning opportunities at UM. I feel like an important part of my team.

    Cons

    There is a lack of processes and consistency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be a clean up crew in place to resolve all previous projects with compliance issues before new projects are started.

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    Graduate Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Miami, FL

    I worked at University of Miami part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    My adviser was amazing, but graduate research assistant stipends are pretty low. Most students take on extra work to pay for basic living expenses. The work day is flexible and it's an excellent research institution.

    Cons

    Research assistant stipends are low and they hire a lot of adjuncts to teach courses. There is a lot of beaurocratic red tape

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase graduate student stipends

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Benefits are great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Miami

    Pros

    The benefits are great, in terms of insurance

    Cons

    Growth can be difficult within certain departments

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    nice place to go

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Coral Gables, FL
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Coral Gables, FL

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

    Pros

    good benefits, nice people and easy life

    Cons

    You have to get used to the work pace in south florida and get used to weak environment here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    staff should do their job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    research assistant

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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 part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    projects are really excited. A lot of projects from NOAA and NASA

    Cons

    relatively small area. Hard to find jobs in industry

  7.  

    Great experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Miami

    Pros

    Good culture values in every place.

    Cons

    You are expected to work long hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Teaching Assistant

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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 part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great professors and students to work with. Nice campus. Compensation is good although the living expense here in Miami is also high.

    Cons

    I spend most of the time on Marine campus, which is about 10 miles away from the main campus. Sometimes it feels like just a research center instead of university. It is good for research, but meanwhile feels like segregated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Ok place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Coral Gables, FL
    Current Employee - Director in Coral Gables, FL

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

    Pros

    Some areas are flexible, beautiful campus, access to many activities (lectures, exhibits, etc). Expectations are low - so if you do not like to work, its easy.

    Cons

    Culture holds much favoritism toward friends. Nepotism is very prominent, salary is low not many opportunties for growth. rules and expectations are not universal - different rule for different people, areas, depts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    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 (less than an 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
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    manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Miami

    Pros

    nice people that i worked with

    Cons

    no cons to articulate at this time

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