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"The University treats graduate students like cheap labor rather than trainees"

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Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Columbia, MO
Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Columbia, MO
Doesn't Recommend

I have been working at University of Missouri full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Columbia Missouri is a very nice, affordable place to live. The University does have an excellent selection of learning opportunities.

Cons

I have seen many graduate students exploited by their "mentors" as cheap technical labor. These mentors often make no effort to move the student toward gradation, and instead slow the student down as to keep them in the lab for a couple of extra years.

Advice to Management

Institute policies to ensure that all graduate students are steadily progressing toward a degree.

Other Employee Reviews for University of Missouri

  1. "University of Missouri is in a college town called Columbia, Missouri"

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    Current Employee - Systems Support Analyst in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Systems Support Analyst in Columbia, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a low key, not too demanding job.

    Cons

    Benifit is definitely not as good as working in good IT company.


  2. "Well organized and supportive atmosphere for scientific research."

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Columbia, MO
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Autonomy is the key. As a research scientist I was given leeway to explore projects in my own ways, and there was support when I needed it, both from my supervisor and from the office staff.

    Cons

    I don't think this is a con, but you'd have to enjoy living in a small college town to work here. That being said, I truly enjoyed Columbia as a city. They are very forward-thinking despite their size and location in the middle of nowhere.

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