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"Great Student Experience"

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Current Intern - Student Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
Current Intern - Student Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at University of Minnesota as an intern (More than a year)

Pros

For their student worker positions they understand you are students first workers second. They go out of their way to ensure that they create a schedule that works for you.

Cons

Job scope creep. I have been here for a few years and they continue to give me more and more responsibilities. Normally not a bad thing, but I'm now doing most of the work a retired employee with little compensation increase.

Advice to Management

Take notice of strong student workers. They do a lot.

Other Employee Reviews for University of Minnesota

  1. "Academia can produce a weird culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Administrative Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Minnesota full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Flexible hours (usually)
    -Great benefits
    -Tons of opportunity for advancement
    -Job security driven by political will vs. market uncertainty
    -Tons of resources if you know where to look
    -Open-minded culture

    Cons

    -Certain departments are critically understaffed to be effective
    -(Tenured) Professor's as managers tend to be highly politically and egotistically driven
    -Stagnant pay unless you change jobs a lot
    -"Lifers" can be difficult to motivate
    -Too large of an organization to manage consistently

    Advice to Management

    Kahler is doing a great job making the University more business friendly, as well as mission driven to bring innovation to the public. Professors that have only worked and lived in academia can be a bit naive regarding how the outside world works. While progress is being made to make the University less of an Ivory Tower, there is still room for improvement. Businesses, local community, and other external powers (State, Fed Gov) can be as much of a tower themselves -- unique approaches are needed for every interaction.


  2. "Scientist at the U of M, had good experience."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Scientist in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security is good for long term employment.

    Cons

    little pay, very little room for growth

    Advice to Management

    look for young people who are willing to work hard

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