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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    RA at Map Libary

    Jun 29, 2022 - GIS Research Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
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    Pros

    They offered tuition benefits that will cover most of your tuition. And they cover the insurance for you.

    Cons

    Even though you can practice a lot, it does not have much improvement for your skills.

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Good place to work.

    Aug 6, 2022 - Undergraduate Research Assistant 
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    Pros

    Flexible schedule can work around academics.

    Cons

    Did not have any cons.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    I love everything about my job except the pay

    Apr 21, 2022 - Researcher II in Minneapolis, MN
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    Pros

    You will not find better benefits anywhere, great people, tons of perks, working on campus is awesome, great coworkers, management depends on where you're working but there's a lot of great people working at the U of MN. I have job security you can't find in the private sector, I know the work I'm doing is important and isn't based on what is going to be profitable to some shareholders or greedy CEO, and I work in an amazing lab. I am technically hourly but I don't have to report my hours. The plus is I can generally go home as long as my work is done, but I also never get overtime pay. Schedule is flexible and environment is relaxed and stress free.

    Cons

    The great benefits mean low take-home pay. Medica gets approximately as much money from the U of MN to pay my health insurance premium as I do (net) as a result of me working full time. If you count other benefits + retirement, the U of MN sends majority of what it costs to employ me to other people/companies. At least I don't get taxed on most of that, but you have to admit it is a bit ridiculous-and it is high time the U of MN negotiate for lower premiums with no cuts in coverage. I spent years in college, and I made more working behind a desk at a hotel than I do working as an accomplished academic researcher.

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