University of Missouri Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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University of Missouri President Timothy M. Wolfe
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Pros
  • flexible schedule , great working environment and people (in 18 reviews)

  • Good benefits and decent amount of time off (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management doesn't develop staff well, and there's limited room for advancement (in 4 reviews)

  • Many employees are burnt out and have little to no incentive to improve or move on (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Average pay, good benefits

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    Current Employee - Database Programmer Analyst in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Database Programmer Analyst in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Missouri (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are dedicated employees who readily share information.

    Cons

    Pay is below industry standards but that is common in higher education.


  2. Front Desk

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    Former Employee - University of Missouri Front Desk Worker in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - University of Missouri Front Desk Worker in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Missouri part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Managers were easy to work with and all your duties were clearly laid out.

    Cons

    Lots of phone answering from parents, but you aren't able to answer all questions about their children because of privacy laws- this leads to a lot of frustrating conversations with angry parents. Be prepared for that daily stress.

    Advice to Management

    More training on how to deal with conversations that front desk is not authorized to have


  3. Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at University of Missouri (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun to teach, interact with students

    Cons

    Compared with Research Assistant, it really takes a lot time out of your research


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  5. If you can deal with BS then it is a good job while attending school.

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teachers Assistant in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Graduate Teachers Assistant in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Missouri (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love working with my students and the professors. They did make it worth it. Plus you get paid along with getting your credit hours paid for. So for the little pay that you get it is worth it.

    Cons

    In my department there was A LOT of drama between the professors. It is a small department and rumors and drama always impeded in the learning process

    Advice to Management

    Cut out the petty b*lls**t drama!!


  6. Adjunct Entrepreneurship Professor

    Former Employee - Adjunct Entrepreneurship Professor in Spring Hill, KS
    Former Employee - Adjunct Entrepreneurship Professor in Spring Hill, KS

    I worked at University of Missouri (More than a year)

    Pros

    I am a Certified Entrepreneurship Director from the Kauffman Foundation which lead to UMKC to hire me to teach their beginning Entrepreneurship course to undergraduates.

    Cons

    My time here is subject to full-time Professors teaching the same course. I do not presently have a class assigned to me but could at anytime. I feel that I am a "bull-pen" Professor.


  7. math tutor

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    Former Employee - Tutoring in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Tutoring in Overland Park, KS

    I worked at University of Missouri part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I WAS MATH TUTOR AND I LEARNED EVERYDAY.

    Cons

    it is not full time job.


  8. Lab Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Missouri full-time

    Pros

    Gain valuable experience in almost any research field that interests you. Flexible with time off or scheduling conflicts.

    Cons

    They pay could be a little higher. Sometimes hard to communicate with supervisors who do not speak english well.


  9. Great place to work, employee perks less than some Universities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, decent benefits, discounted tuition for employees.

    Cons

    Underpaid staff has to pay for parking, staff rec center rates are hardly cheaper than most gyms in the area.


  10. Great environment

    Current Employee - Events Coordinator in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Events Coordinator in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at University of Missouri part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the people i worked with were awesome

    Cons

    it had late hours at times during the school year


  11. Good for training but bad for pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Missouri (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They give people a chance to thrive that normally wouldn't get a chance

    Cons

    They have some of the lowest pay rates of any school of their size. If you are a kiss up you can move up, but if you keep your head down and work hard you will most likely stay in place.

    Advice to Management

    Reward knowledge and hard work over going with the flow and not questioning managements decisions. Take constructive criticism and learn to improve. Complacency is not a good thing.



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