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University of Minnesota Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
455 Reviews

4.1
455 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 19 reviews)

  • Employees have access to great benefits and are generally well compensated (in 27 reviews)


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

  • Low pay for the amount of education (but hey, it's academia, what's new) (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Academic, health care plan is great

    Cons

    Weather is not that good

  2.  

    I have had a excellent working experience at the career services center

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Intern  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Graduate Intern in Saint Paul, MN

    Pros

    The staff are extremely talented, skilled and professional. They are passionate about career development work and help students move forward in their career path. They are a dynamic team of individuals who are committed to helping each other develop professionally and committed to high quality work. They have a strong commitment to ongoing development of cultural competency and advocacy through professional training and engagement with students. The Director provides wonderful leadership and a there is a good work life balance in the office. Lots of opportunity to be creative in your work and to grow professionally.

    Cons

    As an intern I would have like to have stayed on permanently however these are such good jobs in such a good environment it is rare that anyone ever leaves their position. So job openings are rare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to support and build your career development staff. Allocate as much money as you can to add new staff to covering the ever growing and expanding demand for career services

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very pleasant and easy-going culture.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personnel Specialist  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Personnel Specialist in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    Nice people, work-life balance, beautiful grounds.

    Cons

    Boring work, not a lot of interaction between employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build a more collaborative work environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    A good place to start

    Current Employee - Custodian
    Current Employee - Custodian

    Pros

    One of the good things about working here is the culture of the organization. Staffs are friendly, and there's a sense of togetherness between the different departments

    Cons

    Facilities should consider going for an upgrade.

  6.  

    Tons of Oppurtunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Saint Paul, MN

    Pros

    Easy to get offer, professors are kind and patient, tons of opportunities to get research assistantship.

    Cons

    Minnesota is too cold, winter is too long, bad for field research

  7.  

    Collaborative reseach environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    Chemistry department offers excellent research facilities and highly collaborative environment. Graduate student health insurance has great coverage.

    Cons

    You may end up spending significant amount of time in teaching assistantship, depending on the adviser and funding situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TA and RA salaries need to be increased every year to account for inflation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Operator  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Systems Operator in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    The people are awesome. So many students, great environment for learning.

    Cons

    No room for promotions. Pay kind of sucks for part-timers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing campus and good place for research

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

    Pros

    Good campus facilities, amazing libraries
    Great Chemical Engineering program, other schools also highly competitive
    Minneapolis is a great city, good commute to St. Pauls and a beautiful downtown

    Cons

    Minneapolis get very cold in winter

    Recommends
  10.  

    Childcare worker at Childcare and development center

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    Former Employee - Childcare Worker  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Childcare Worker in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    They really work well with your schedule and understand when something comes up and you can't make your shift.

    Cons

    Sometimes you just can't get enough hours do to personal schedules and the center not being open on weekends but it's also awesome that the center isn't open on weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Research Assisant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    This is a great academic institution where learning is fostered by research and teaching.

    Cons

    There are no pros. Great place to be in!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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