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"Gained a lot of hands on experience, but commuting can be annoying"

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Former Employee - Research Assistant in Saint Paul, MN
Former Employee - Research Assistant in Saint Paul, MN
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I worked at University of Minnesota part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Great experience. Gain exposure to many different research techniques and areas of research. Post-docs are very helpful, knowledgeable and approachable.

Cons

If you do not live on or near campus, commuting can be a hassle. Even if you live on campus, the commuting during weekends can be a annoying since you often have to wait a long time for the bus. Often to get your foot in the door, you have to willing to perform tedious tasks

Advice to Management

Continue to expose researchers to new techniques

Other Employee Reviews for University of Minnesota

  1. Helpful (1)

    "University of Minnesota Physicians"

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    Current Employee - Senior Patient Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Patient Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Minnesota full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    *Fair pay for your first year of employment

    Cons

    *Not a lot of opportunity for professional growth
    *Horrible benefits
    *After your first two years of employment the pay scale is inadequate
    *Corporate philosophy does not seem to keep employees in mind (with the exception of the Physician staff).

    Advice to Management

    *If you don't provide employees with incentive to stay with the company you will continue to have a high turn over rate and the need for a workers union will never go away. The incredibly low cost of living increases and ridiculous criteria for merit raises (when applicable) give this company one of the lower standards in health care employment. The employee insurance plan could be better as well.


  2. "mixed experience"

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is freedom to pursue a wide range of intellectual interests. There are many highly-dedicated individuals. Administration is competent.

    Cons

    Like all universities, the emphasis is on building institutional prestige, as measured by metrics that have little to do with addressing pressing social issues and rewarding those whose work addresses those issues.

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