University of Missouri Reviews

Updated April 15, 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. Solid benefits and great atmosphere - limited advancement opportunities

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

    I have been working at University of Missouri full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's an institute of higher learning, so the atmosphere is great - generally nice people, beautiful surroundings. Good benefits - spouse / children reduced tuition, nice amount of vacation, health insurance is well subsidized. I'm on the old (better) retirement plan, so I can't speak to the new one.

    Cons

    There can be limited advancement opportunities, because a lot of people are fairly entrenched in their positions, and unlikely to go anywhere before retirement. This speaks well of the University, but it can be kind of frustrating. There are certainly opportunities, but one often has to move between departments if you want to get anywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Not much advice to give senior administration. Salaries are low relative to the private sector and other state Universities, but the state government is funding the university system at a pretty low level and constantly withholding or threatening to withhold funding. Advice to Missouri legislature, recognize the value of higher education - it benefits the students directly but has tons of secondary and tertiary benefits throughout many sectors of the state economy.

  2. Postdoctoral Fellow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Missouri full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great University, downtown area with a reasonable cost of living

    Cons

    Some research facilities need to be updated.

  3. I worked part time as Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant at UMKC. I was fun to know the new things

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Gave me a chance to learn and help students in structural analysis course

    Cons

    I was new to this environment of research but then I got used to it.

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  5. Assorted jobs at the University of Missouri

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Various in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Various in Columbia, MO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They understand work/life balance, especially school/work balance. Diversity ranging from people from all over the world to people from small-town Missouri.

    Cons

    Sometimes the political correctness can be a bit suffocating, particularly in Reslife.

  6. Ability to make impact

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Extension Associate in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Extension Associate in Columbia, MO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, autonomy, making a difference in community

    Cons

    Low pay, lack of direction

    Advice to Management

    Increase incentives for production

  7. Solid employment with advancement opportunities.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support Systems Analyst in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Support Systems Analyst in Columbia, MO

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

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

    Pros

    Variety of work, lots of options, steady promotions

    Cons

    Amount of work is a little variable, political infighting, junior faculty sometimes make extra work.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on a plan for 5-10 years, but review it frequently. Too many direction changes make it hard to plan.

  8. It's complicated.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Research Lab Technician in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Research Lab Technician in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at University of Missouri full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Professionalism
    Access to resources when needed
    Supportive staff that I directly report to
    Some free exchange of ideas
    Decent healthcare coverage

    Cons

    Diversity issues
    Staff support issues with fair wages
    Little to no wage increases
    Expected to work more than 40 hour work weeks

  9. Electrical Engineering MST

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    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 Management

    Enlarge campus, More department and housing for the graduate students

  10. reasonable workload, but limited career advancement opportunities...

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Laid back work space
    Work - life balance
    Majority of people are friendly and great to work with

    Cons

    Very few opportunities for professional growth or advancement
    Some admin/faculty see employee/staff as dispensable items or THE HELP
    The payment is lower than the average rate
    Politics

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employee as organization assets and allow them to grow
    The culture of favorism should be removed from this University

  11. Good benefits, flexibility

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

    I worked at University of Missouri

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Work to understand the work of those you manage

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