University of Missouri Reviews

Updated August 17, 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. Helpful (1)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    In general, the benefits are good.

    Cons

    Hours are long but pay is below average. They say they are family friendly but only to upper management. Administration tends to lean towards faculty and students when designing policies or giving raises. It is apparent that staff are easily replaceable.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that this is a small community and people talk. If you are moving older employees out, they may have family working here and you may lose some younger, highly educated employees.


  2. Research assistant

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

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

    Pros

    There are good people that work here.

    Cons

    The compensation is very low.


  3. PSR

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    Current Employee - Patient Service Representative in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Patient Service Representative in Columbia, MO

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

    Pros

    I do love working staying busy in a fast environment which this is. Good Culture and Values if everyone would follow.

    Cons

    Its not to bad to work here but what makes it bad is the people that I work around in the ER there's communication barriers between registration and the nurse staff as well as with the doctors which makes is stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Most Management is good.


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  5. Maintenance

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    Former Employee - Maintenance in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Columbia, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The University offers in state tuition with one year of employment. The job provides an option for early morning employment so as not to miss classes.

    Cons

    No pay raises, ever. The deal is no benefits or increase in pay. You can only work March to November since nothing really happens when the course is closed.


  6. 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


  7. goood

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It was nice school for study in addition they pay good for GA position

    Cons

    It is not a lot to survive

    Advice to Management

    Should try to be more generous to staff


  8. Business Support Specialist II

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  9. I have been treated disrespectfully by a boss who plays favorites and penalizes those who she simply does not like.

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    Current Employee - Clinic Nurse in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Clinic Nurse in Columbia, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    weekends and holidays off and average amount of vacation time earned. perks such as discounts on tickets to local sports events, theme parks

    Cons

    no education opportunities despite the fact that it is a "teaching hospital". company values the almighty dollar more than patient care.

    Advice to Management

    Change your priorities. It does not matter how it looks --- what matters is how it is. Poor patient care is poor patient care regardless of what image we have given the public.


  10. wouldn't recommend it to anyone ...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Missouri full-time

    Pros

    There are some truly awesome people who work here. Sadly, none of them are in any position where they could make positive change at this institution. Easy commute if you live in Columbia. Low crime community.

    Cons

    Pay is far below national median No opportunities for career development To get a raise, you have to change departments My supervisor told me when i started, "The University does not care about you. It will chew you up and spit you out and then find a new cog to hire." I should have listened; he was right.

    Advice to Management

    The institution appears to be in the process of gutting its core services as it undertakes five years of budget reallocation to allegedly hire new faculty. Staff have already been laid off, even those who provide services to faculty. More cuts are to come. Why would anyone - faculty or staff - want to come and work in that kind of an environment? Senior management needs to be more actively involved in the campus, rather than just issuing edicts from afar. Rather than just announcing decisions, maybe ask the people in the trenches what they recommend. They know better than you what actually should be done.


  11. Decent first job, just don't stay too long

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    Current Employee - Web Designer in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Web Designer in Columbia, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not very stressful, decent benefits, fun environment, varying project types, ability to take control of larger projects to build portfolio.

    Cons

    Pay isn't anywhere near industry standards, slow-paced environment that leads to boredom at best, and decline in skills at worst. You won't often be challenged, and when you are it's usually when trying to do something new. The university doesn't move as slow as government work, but they're not anywhere near as fast as private industry. You will get rusty and become irrelevant in your industry if you stay too long.

    Advice to Management

    Pay should be competitive and based more on performance to inspire people to work more efficiently. There are so many people who have been working here for a decade or two who literally sit in their office all day and don't do a single thing. It's quite astonishing. Barriers should be removed when it comes to embracing new technologies.



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