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University of Missouri Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
227 Reviews
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227 Reviews
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University of Missouri President Timothy M. Wolfe
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • flexible schedule , great working environment and people (in 18 reviews)

  • Good benefits including retirement, time-off leave, and holidays (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • My biggest complaint at Mizzou is the upper management (in 4 reviews)

  • Politics, Budget Cuts, Pay vs Private Sector, (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Career Specialist  in  Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Career Specialist in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at University of Missouri full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work/life balance is a great. I really enjoy working here. I suggest it to anyone. The culture is relaxed and easygoing.

    Cons

    No cons. It is a wonderful place to work and the work/life balance. Work/life balance is a great. I really enjoy working here. I suggest it to anyone. The culture is relaxed and easygoing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great town, unfortunately bureaucratic

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Missouri

    Pros

    The opportunity to be apart of one of the country's best universities. Columbia is an amazing town and the atmosphere on game day is unreal.

    Cons

    Budget cuts, other governmental spending cuts, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to treat your employees the way you currently do

  3.  

    Student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Missouri

    Pros

    Great diverse programs. Great staff working hard everyday to prepare you for your future.

    Cons

    Need more helpful resources for students.

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  5.  

    Good experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Missouri

    Pros

    Flexibility, lots of professional development opportunities, great for passionate educators, opportunities for partnership building skills.

    Cons

    Lots of travel if assigned several counties, not paid as well as academic faculty but then do not bear same responsibilities either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay faculty better

  6.  

    Great place to work as a student

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Missouri

    Pros

    Great people depending where you work.

    Cons

    Work on gamedays sometimes, Division among student workers.

  7.  

    Campus IT positions

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    Former Employee - Student Technical Assistant  in  Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Student Technical Assistant in Columbia, MO

    I worked at University of Missouri part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Employers worked around class schedules very well. I worked for 4 years in different IT departments and all were well ran for the given resources.

    Cons

    During the beginning and end of semesters it is a madhouse almost everywhere. Especially being a student while working can really stretch a person thin.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Suitable environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Missouri full-time

    Pros

    A decent campus with benefits to match - mostly given autonomy to pursue career interests

    Cons

    Salary - few opportunities to advance as merit-based pay is mostly disregarded

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good start point but not for the creative and outside box thinkers or long term career.

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    Former Employee - Facility Coordinator  in  Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Facility Coordinator in Columbia, MO

    I worked at University of Missouri full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice perks of working with Rec Services. Very good training programs. Lots of social functions and student development activities. Lots of conference attendance allowed.

    Cons

    Very rigid and fixed system of doing things. Very stuck in tradition. Do not utilize peoples experiences and expertise as much as they should. Communication not always made clear on what is expected. Opportunities for personal professional development is minimal and narrow to those that benefit only the department. Pay is far below what work is being put in for time alone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to listed to your front line staff and hold more focus groups with input from students and coordinators across the board to make sure all are on board and in agreement through one collective voice. Involve your members as often as you can to gauge honest feedback vs skewed and less then helpful surveys.

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

    Positive environment to keep focusing on research!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at University of Missouri full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very friendly working environment. The faculties are interested in sharing their knowledges with students unconditionally. Beautiful campus, surrounds with great parks. Easily to keep a balance life.

    Cons

    The payment is highly determine on the advisor's fundings. Sometime lacking of sufficient payment can be a tuff issue to deal with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I worked as tutor here.

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    Former Employee - Tutor  in  Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Tutor in Columbia, MO

    I worked at University of Missouri part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I had flexible hours and a great boss. The work environment was pleasant with computer access and plenty of resources.

    Cons

    The only con that I can think of with my experience working for University of Missouri was that the pay was significantly less than if I had done the work freelance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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