University of Missouri Reviews

Updated March 24, 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 including retirement, time-off leave, and holidays (in 11 reviews)

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

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

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  1. Electrical Engineering MST

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Rolla, MO
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Rolla, MO

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

    Pros

    Great research facility, related course work offered every semester, outstanding collection of book, research paper, important scientific software, good campus

    Cons

    Small city & don't have any recreational ground to enjoy, doesn't offer any university housing for graduate students

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enlarge campus, More department and housing for the graduate students

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Good benefits, flexibility

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Missouri

    Pros

    Flexible hours, a lot of freedom

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities for professional growth or advancement, inept people at the top

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to understand the work of those you manage

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Intern at Bradford Farms Research Center

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Missouri

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to learn different disciplines in the conservation and resource management fields. Really enjoyed the diversity of people and research opportunities.

    Cons

    There really was no cons to this position. Everyone i worked with was patient and knowledgeable when questions arose. If given the opportunity to work here, i would highly recommend it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would stress that they maintain their high level of enthusiasm and dedication to training the next generation of environmental, conservation, and resource scientist.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great place to work, but they're super cheap

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    Current Employee - Media Producer in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Media Producer in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at University of Missouri

    Pros

    Very laid back work space
    Nice people
    Paid time and a half for overtime and double for holidays
    A very very secure job for film
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Their rate of pay is severely lower than the average rate of pay for this profession in Missouri or elsewhere. Their initial offer was only $13 and hour, but I was able to use some leverage to budge them up to $17 during salary negotiations. The woman in charge of the video department was extremely rude always.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Business Support Specialist II

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Missouri

    Pros

    Mostly nice people to work with. Working in administrative departments MUCH better than working in academic departments.

    Cons

    Some academics have a view of staff that is not at all like in the real business world. Some professors see staff as merely expendable minions and do not show respect for staff's talents and time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Set up some type of mentoring program for mid level admin staff. 2. Before putting professors in charge of departments give those professors some type of supervisor training and an overview of how admin staff works across campus. Putting someone in charge of staff without any training leads to great dissatisfaction for everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Nice to work ..

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at University of Missouri

    Pros

    Study and work type jobs ..

    Cons

    Nothing to say..Everything is good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Nice Place to Learn

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Missouri

    Pros

    Real time experience in the field of engineering and teaching.

    Cons

    Requires a lot of dedication and takes a lot of time in pre-lab sessions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Undergraduate Research

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Research in Columbia, MO

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

    Pros

    Great environment for planning, recording, and testing out engineering projects you're interested in

    Cons

    Not always up to date equipment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Missouri

    Pros

    really good school, provide you with all knowledge you need for your future

    Cons

    lack of staff and communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. I have only been working for several months but overall it has been a great experience so far.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Missouri

    Pros

    Everybody is extremely friendly and willing to help if you ask
    Columbia has a lot of great restaurants (surprisingly)
    Work is flexible and administration is willing to work with you no matter when it is that you request for several days off

    Cons

    Everything IT. WiFi, websites, online training, it all needs a lot of work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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