University of Minnesota Reviews

Updated March 22, 2015
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  1. I have worked with eLearning in two Academic Health Center units

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    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Great people, flexible, great benefits, good work environment, promotes work/life balance

    Cons

    Parking is not great--employees need to pay to park and often this results in walking across campus to get to your office; salaries lower than industry

    Recommends
  2. Graduate Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Fee waiver and additional money payment every month, Good insurance too

    Cons

    Tough with the class hours colliding and tensions in the end

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow some slack in the final exams time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Very nice research institute, good place to study, work and live

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Minnesota

    Pros

    People are nice, environment is good

    Cons

    Weather too cold during winter....

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  5. Flexible and good pay

    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and good pay for student workers

    Cons

    Not getting enough hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow students to work more hours if wanted

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Student Employee

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

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

    Pros

    great student experience in an office setting, with the mindset of developing career oriented skills and responsibilities. sincere interest in a growing individual

    Cons

    common frustrations associated with large universities and public sector - bureaucracy, teamwork and accountability.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. I worked in the Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Lab and everyone was very nice and seemed motivated.

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    Current Intern - Research Assistant in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Intern - Research Assistant in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at University of Minnesota as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Large size, financial benefits, good customer service

    Cons

    Location (cold), large campus, tough to get promoted

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. Teaching Assistant

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at University of Minnesota

    Pros

    This is a relatively easy job for the amount of tuition waiver + bi-weekly compensation you get.

    Cons

    You have to be prepared for intense grading especially at the time when you yourself have exams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think this job is quite perfect at the UMN

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Overall a great experience .. friendly academic environment ... just what one wants for doing good research.

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Health insurance plan is pretty good.. University facilities (gym, etc.) are great

    Cons

    Winters are harsh in Minnesota !! But it's not something the University can really help about...

    Recommends
  10. Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Minnesota

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn on the job

    Cons

    Poor salaries as well as limited opportunities for promotion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Good place to do research

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of resources available to do research at the U. Professors are friendly and interesting to talk to.

    Cons

    The classes in the electrical engineering department are somewhat limited in a lot of areas. Come here for the research, not the classes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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