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University of Missouri Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
254 Reviews
3.9
254 Reviews
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University of Missouri President Timothy M. Wolfe
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Review Highlights

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.  

    PDP STUDENT FACILITATOR

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional Development Class Facilitator in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Professional Development Class Facilitator in Columbia, MO

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance was great. If you like to speak with different college students on a daily basis, this is a perfect job for you. Everyone in the office/team was more like family instead of colleagues.

    Cons

    Only for Junior/Senior business students at Mizzou.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not the "real world" but a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Office Support Associate in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Office Support Associate in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at University of Missouri full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits including retirement, time-off leave, and holidays. Depending on the department, it can be a low stress environment. Most people are friendly and want to do a good job.

    Cons

    Raises are rare so always negotiate the highest salary possible. Employees are reviewed annually, but it is difficult to reward good employees with small raises and in many cases no raises. Unfortunately, the only way to get a raise is to have an offer and sometimes they will match to keep you if you are a good employee. Management listens to employees, but seems powerless to enact improvements which often come at a snail's pace. Long-term employees are not valued. New employees without experience are often paid nearly the same as long-term employees. Many employees are burnt out and have little to no incentive to improve or move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees. Trust them to make the right decision. Don't impede progress. Fight for decent raises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    University System is a Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retirement Specialist in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Retirement Specialist in Columbia, MO

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

    Pros

    The section of the University System that I worked in had great co-workers. Everyone is polite and friendly. The University provides great benefits as well. There are opportunities for job growth and advancement. Continued education is encouraged.

    Cons

    Lower pay compared to what you would get working elsewhere, but is made up for with the benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience with Mizzou

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Missouri

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to be able to learn

    Cons

    A bit of a superiority complex within organization

  6.  

    Great experience and opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Columbia, MO

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

    Pros

    Gave me the opportunity to do exciting work, meet interesting people, and lead to the contacts that put me on my current career path.

    Cons

    I cant think of any worth mentioning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good school to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Missouri

    Pros

    They have a lot of departments

    Cons

    Non, typical state university. I have a great advisor who is well funded which makes things nice

  8.  

    Good starting point, but the talented, ambitious people move on

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Missouri full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits package. College atmosphere can be fun. It seems like during the summer the work slows down across campus, so that is relaxing.

    Cons

    Budgets are tightening so everyone is expected to do more with less. It seems like a lot of people are unhappy and stressed, but are not willing or able to look for employment elsewhere. Bureaucracy stifles growth and new ideas.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Research Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Missouri (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Employees are not charged for tuition.

    Cons

    I worked as a contract employee and not continously

  10.  

    good experienced for graduate in engineering

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    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    good infrastructure, enthusiastic staff/ teachers, good projects

    Cons

    very hectic coursework and qualifier requirements as compared to other schools

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    mid level management crisis.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Not for me

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    Former Employee - CSA in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - CSA in Columbia, MO

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

    Pros

    Supervisors showed you what to do...if they had time. Customers were good, coworkers were funny or at least understanding

    Cons

    Supervisors are rushed and if you are even two minutes late you'll receive an angry call. Not a lot of courtesy for outside life - we're students!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take it easy on the rookies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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