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University of Minnesota Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
578 Reviews
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University of Minnesota President Eric W. Kaler
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The Director provides wonderful leadership and a there is a good work life balance in the office (in 25 reviews)

  • Employees have access to great benefits and are generally well compensated (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay, little room for growth up the ladder (in 11 reviews)

  • Not as much opportunities for advancement (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great school with great employment opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at University of Minnesota part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Salary is good for college student, hours can easily fit with course schedule, some positions are low-key and you can do your homework there as well.

    Cons

    Being a student and working even part-time can be challenging - make sure you have good time-management skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you're doing! Great opportunities for students at the U!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not bad at all

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Minnesota

    Pros

    You get to study while working

    Cons

    The pay is not really the best

  3.  

    It has been my pleasure to work in public service for the University of Minnesota

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    Current Employee - IT Professional
    Current Employee - IT Professional

    I have been working at University of Minnesota full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I like the opportunity to help young minds make something of themselves. The fact that it's a public institution is just a plus.

    Cons

    It would be nice if the pay was better, but you can't have high expectations and succeed as a civil servant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more training opportunities. This will help with morale and make employees know that you are trying to make them better and keeping up there skills

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Minnesota

    Pros

    very very very very helpful

    Cons

    not that specific and precise

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Close knit, casual, friendly environment

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    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at University of Minnesota part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly and inviting. They make you feel like part of a family.

    Cons

    High turnover rate for managers. This results in constant change of direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No micromanaging, adapt to the culture of the company you are entering

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is a great place to go to graduate school and work as a RA and TA.

    Current Employee - PhD Student in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at University of Minnesota

    Pros

    The University is filled with world-renowned faculty and extremely smart fellow graduate students.

    Cons

    Graduate students are low man on the totem pole. But that is true no matter what school you go to.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Provides valuable job experience for student workers, along with flexibility for class schedules

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    Current Employee - Tour Guide in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Tour Guide in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Flexibility of schedule, which is great if you are a student with and gives you the ability to have a second job if you need it.

    Cons

    Salary level isn't always comparable to the amount of training you've had in comparison to other student jobs on campus; it really depends on which department you're in and how much funding they have

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Information Technology Professional in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Information Technology Professional in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at University of Minnesota part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Working at the University while studying is a good thing. Improved communication skills.

    Cons

    Long time working required. Not technical job. No technical experience. Relatively low salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NO.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience, lots of development opportunities in short period.

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    Current Employee - Student Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Student Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at University of Minnesota part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Focus heavily on student development. Room to move up in a place with lots of short term turnover. Flexible with scheduling

    Cons

    Management is sometimes not in tune with what's going on at each store.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Teaching Specialist

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Minnesota

    Pros

    After TA'ing as an undergrad I was able to roll into the teaching specialist position as I worked on my Master's degree.

    Cons

    You do the same amount of work that the PhD students do but get paid less for it.

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