University of Missouri Reviews

Updated July 27, 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. Solid mid Missouri job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Staff Assistant in Ashland, MO
    Former Employee - Executive Staff Assistant in Ashland, MO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, beautiful campus, decent benefits, many opportunities to learn and advance skillset

    Cons

    As an hourly employee in order to get decent wage increases you have to transfer around, as most departments don't give bonuses and raises are typically less than 3%.

    Advice to Management

    As this college is not unionized in most departments, you should work your labor budget to allow for better merit wage increases to at least keep up with cost of living increases in order to retain talent.


  2. Great environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Support Analyst in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Software Support Analyst in Columbia, MO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The environment of the university is a great.

    Cons

    Pay is mediocre compared to private sector.

    Advice to Management

    My supervisor in particular was not great- poor communication and just generally very resistant to any sort of change.


  3. Campus Dining Services

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Highly respectful of class schedules, plenty of feedback if requested, good pay

    Cons

    High employee turnover, partially due to demands placed upon current (insufficient) staff; little time for routine paperwork (raises, annual reviews)


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  5. Overall great experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web & Social Media Administrator in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Web & Social Media Administrator in Columbia, MO

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    If you like a higher-ed environment, Mizzou is great. From my experience as a graduate student and then full-time employee, people enjoy working for the university. It's an upbeat, friendly and focused environment and in my experience there, working with students was great. The Student Affairs Division is a lot of fun. Benefits are good, lots of staff development opportunities, access to great campus amenities.

    Cons

    Standard politics that come with a state institution. Plenty of talk around money, enrollment, how departments are expected to invest in the greater university, etc. It's not unusual to find employees who should have been let go a long time ago. Depending on the department, there's not much room for growth within the department; growth potential if you're willing to move around the university. Due to budget restrictions many schools face(d), Mizzou had a hiring and raise freeze while I was there. If I remember correctly, employees received the standard 2% raise once in a five year period. Plus side is that the school was committed to 1) raising tuition as little as possible and 2) not eliminating staff positions. You may not have gotten a raise, but I never felt like my job was in jeopardy.


  6. Great Part time experience

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

    I worked at University of Missouri

    Pros

    Had an Amazing experience while I was working

    Cons

    Had to work on Sundays

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  7. Fine institution

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Missouri

    Pros

    Mizzou is a unified, higher education system. I'm proud to be a Tiger. The environment encourages constant learning and growing from one another.

    Cons

    Fortunately the cost of living in CoMO is affordable. Although my hourly pay wasn't much, it was enough to support me life outside of school.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to foster growth within the system. Lead by example. One Mizzou. Every true son.


  8. Boring job, more concerned with big donors than employees

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Missouri full-time

    Pros

    great benefits, tons of sick time, nice coworkers

    Cons

    stuffy office, little opportunity for advancement, organization spent more time patting itself on the back than fixing problems, inefficient and old-fashioned workplace practices.

    Advice to Management

    Modernize! Just because things have always been done a certain way doesn't mean they're being done efficiently


  9. University of Missouri

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people. Good amount of autonomy. Benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. Teamwork was talked about a lot, but it was not done well. The division that I worked in, tried to do too much with too few resources.


  10. Overall Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at University of Missouri

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits (healthcare, wellness incentive, plenty of HR support), opportunities to move around laterally, things move at a fairly slow pace. Working on a college campus is fun, there's lots going on all the time.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive with corporate jobs, although some colleges and departments are much better than others. Slow pace, inefficient processes, and lots of red tape can be frustrating if you have never worked for a public institution before.


  11. Desk Attendant

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Desk Attendant in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Desk Attendant in Columbia, MO

    I worked at University of Missouri

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours and good learning opportunities

    Cons

    Little room for growth, limited hours



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