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University of Missouri Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
220 Reviews
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220 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • flexible schedule , great working environment and people (in 16 reviews)

  • Hours are flexible, working with students is very rewarding (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • At times communication with upper management can be difficult due to frequency of travel (in 4 reviews)

  • I don't think this is a con, but you'd have to enjoy living in a small college town to work here (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Grateful for everything a large university has to offer students!

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Columbia, MO

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

    Pros

    Extensive resources for students and staff!

    Cons

    Paperwork is processed slowly and sometimes lost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more low-cost housing available for Graduate students.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very supportive of student employees

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

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

    Pros

    I kept the same job with the university for my whole undergraduate career and could not have been more pleased. Work-life balance was much better than my friends who held jobs off campus. In addition, I had a reputable name on my resume before I even graduated.

    Cons

    Typical university bureaucracy - sometimes hard to get things accomplished!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Steady, unexpected overtime

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    Current Employee - Psychiatric Aide  in  Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Psychiatric Aide in Columbia, MO

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

    Pros

    Paid for schooling. Gave me flexible hours at times.

    Cons

    Management did not always value hourly employees. Planned meetings during sleep.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to understand everyone's off-hours schedule

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    ehhh

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    Current Employee - Academic Advisor  in  Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor in Columbia, MO

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

    Pros

    The idea to provide meaningful programs is there, the follow through is sometimes flat. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than median. Much lower.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in people, reduce spending on useless software and online education initiatives

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Graduate School

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

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

    Pros

    The resources and infrastructure here are amazing. The University does a good job of supporting research and professional advancement of graduate students.

    Cons

    Long hours, short pay, underappreciation by professors, and lots of verbal abuse unless you pick the right advisor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider student health more than incoming funding as a rubric for advisor success. Too often, students get thrown under the bus because a professor brings in big cash. I understand you need cash, but good funding is not the only evidence of good science or good scientists.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sometimes frustrating but overall a good place to work

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    Current Employee - Business Manager  in  Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Columbia, MO

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

    Pros

    The campus is absolutely beautiful and the town of Columbia is a great place to live. There are chances to move up within the University if you are in the top of your field, or connected/related to top administration.

    Cons

    Nepotism is rampant as is the good ole boy mentality. Most promotions and openings are filled by relatives of employees and their friends. The University structure is very fractured and there is little oversight or governance from the top administrators. Staff is generally not highly valued by the top administrators and especially not by the faculty. There is a large baby boomer problem. University funds are tied up by salaries and benefits of the older and overpaid generation who produce very little. This strongly discourages young capable staff members to stay as their chances of moving up are typically blocked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house. No one is entitled to a job just because they have been here for years or because their family has always worked here. reward those who produce and continue to invest in themselves in regards to professional development.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Advancement Position

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    Current Employee - Advancement Officer  in  Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Advancement Officer in Columbia, MO

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

    Pros

    Fairly cultivated and passionate alumni base

    Cons

    Terrible career development
    Fails to promote form within
    Salaries well under market

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A lot of resources and help is over there.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Missouri

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, nice and warm-hearted staff. Historic buildings, great community. Very international-studenet-friendly.

    Cons

    Email system needs update. I have missed tons of important mass emails. One of them was to tell me my diploma was going to be mailed back to my country internationally unless I changed the address. I did not get that email, you know the rest of the sad story.

  10.  

    University of Missouri - International Center - Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Columbia, MO

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

    Pros

    - Exciting to work with international students, one of MU's fastest growing markets
    - Fantastic coworkers
    - Coworkers were not only well-trained for their jobs and subject-matter experts, but also cared about their customers and believed in the importance of their work
    - Culture of hard work and positive attitudes
    - Senior leaders and employees gave me support to succeed in my work

    Cons

    - Low hourly pay (offset by free tuition)
    - Lots of time in a cubicle
    - Repetitive work
    - Few growth opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Research Fellow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Missouri

    Pros

    This is a great place to work.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to report

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have nothing to offer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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