University of North Dakota Reviews

Updated March 7, 2015
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  1. Payment was good and timely.

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    Former Employee - Embedded Systems Lab Instructor in Grand Forks, ND
    Former Employee - Embedded Systems Lab Instructor in Grand Forks, ND

    I worked at University of North Dakota part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    good pay rate. pay was never delayed and okay for living

    Cons

    my boss was a total bad person

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire better people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Very nice place to work

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Grand Forks, ND
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Grand Forks, ND

    I worked at University of North Dakota

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, freedom of your researches and coworkers like family. My supervisor was very nice.

    Cons

    No guarantee of job security

  3. UND is a wonderful place to work as a pilot.

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    Current Employee - Flight Instructor in Grand Forks, ND
    Current Employee - Flight Instructor in Grand Forks, ND

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

    Pros

    UND takes care of you. The benefits are excellent. Pay is great compared to other flight instructor jobs in the country.

    Cons

    The weather is not ideal in North Dakota. Winter is colder than most places in the country and can last 6 months.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Pretty simple and nice for customer service experience

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    Current Employee - Service Center Representative in Grand Forks, ND
    Current Employee - Service Center Representative in Grand Forks, ND

    I have been working at University of North Dakota

    Pros

    The environment is good and easy for students

    Cons

    It can be boring sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay raise

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Graduate Assistantships are fantastic

    Former Employee - Graduate Service Assistant in Grand Forks, ND
    Former Employee - Graduate Service Assistant in Grand Forks, ND

    I worked at University of North Dakota

    Pros

    At 15-20 hours a week, my pro-rated stipend was higher than my supervisor's salary. I would hit my work quota, then work on school work.

    Cons

    I have no complaints about working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make these jobs more challenging. Practically free money.

  7. Worst experience ever--Earth System Science and Policy Department !!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Forks, ND
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Forks, ND

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

    Pros

    I was working for Earth System Science and Policy Department. The pros I found was that the workplace had small working group, good attitude co-workers.

    Cons

    Professors of the Earth System Science and Policy Department are the real craps. They take personal biases with their fellow co-workers & students and their inflated ego is very hard to deal with. Very negative attitude personnel I ever confronted in my entire life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take care of the professors who are ruling their territory with unkindness, unfairness, inflated ego and injustice to students

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. Choose a different University, unless...

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Grand Forks, ND
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Grand Forks, ND

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

    Pros

    I love the city of Grand Forks. The people are nice, the bars are great, and it is easy to meet quality friends. I grew up in the desert, so the winters were intense, but they are also beautiful. The University has a beautiful campus. The Hockey games are amazing. The Parrots Cay is the best food in this city.

    Cons

    This negative review is only for the College of Engineering and Mines and for Graduate Students. I would advise American born students with engineering degrees to avoid this university. Very few of the professors in this college are Professional Engineers, and many that are registered left the university. Most of the professors are foreign born, lack professional engineering registration, and their academic publications are in subpar journals. As a graduate student I put in roughly 45-55 hours per week just for research, and I was paid for 20. I felt harassed if I did not do additional work. I even had to ask my department for a paycheck they didn't give me, haha. After earning my degree, I obtained professional employment without any recommendations or help from professors at this institution. I would advise potential students to find an opportunity at a better university, taking out loans will be better than working under subpar academic staff. If you want free graduate school, unchallenging work, and a great party town UND CEM is a fantastic opportunity. Also, I felt that this institution attracted numerous people that are trying to get rich off of North Dakota oil, which creates an overall negative situation, but whatever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place more emphasis on hiring American born engineers, hire hard working foreign engineers that get published in well-known journals.

    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Great university, proud of have worked there

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    Former Employee - Enrollment Services in Grand Forks, ND
    Former Employee - Enrollment Services in Grand Forks, ND

    I worked at University of North Dakota full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    High quality institution, supportive environment, opportunities for learning and advancement, great benefits.

    Cons

    Hard work not always financially rewarded; under-performers are rarely let go and often receive similar pay as top performers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. unforgettable

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Grand Forks, ND
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Grand Forks, ND

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

    Pros

    great people, good-work balance, peers are nice

    Cons

    management is not that efficient

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice

  11. Satisfied

    Current Contractor - Graduate Research Assistant in Grand Forks, ND
    Current Contractor - Graduate Research Assistant in Grand Forks, ND

    I have been working at University of North Dakota as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job is Very Satisfactory and No Crime rate

    Cons

    Town has very harsh winters

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