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Miami University Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2019

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Miami University CEO David C. Hodge
David C. Hodge
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  • "Far from a city so it makes it difficult to commute if you don’t live right in the town of oxford(in 19 reviews)

  • "Extremely low pay for the work you are doing(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Great School"

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      Current Employee - Student 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Miami University full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Their is a great academic and social atmosphere Beautiful College Good academics

      Cons

      N/A I don't have any standout Cons besides how expensive the food can be on campus

      Miami University2019-03-01
    • "Great Job"

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        Former Employee - Resident Assistant 

        I worked at Miami University full-time

        Pros

        Develop strong leadership skills while being able to enhance the life of the residents you come into contact with.

        Cons

        Not applicable for this position. You know what you are signing up for.

        Miami University2019-06-13
      • Helpful (1)

        "Care more about students/renovations than employees"

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        Current Employee - Program Associate 
        Doesn't Recommend

        I have been working at Miami University full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Excellent healthcare/dental benefits and depending on your supervisor, they're very flexible and understanding if you need to take a day off for appointments, etc. Vacation and sick time are accrued at an awesome rate, I've never had an issue being able to take time off if I needed it. Benefits are legitimately the only plus I can think of (as they offer a tuition waver, yes, but you are still footed with hundreds of...

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        Cons

        Miami University in general is not anywhere I would recommend anyone work, however. Getting raises is nearly impossible - you must participate in something called "job enrichment" and reach a set amount of points (by taking classes or reading material on things like how to become a better manager and taking tests on it, primarily) - but only every six months. The first time you complete your JE, you get a $550 bonus....

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        Advice to Management

        Start caring a little less about drawing in international students (because they offer a bigger payout) and try to make Miami into a place your employees are actually proud to work

        Miami University2019-06-12
      • "Solid Employer"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Miami University full-time for more than 10 years

        Pros

        -Good benefits (health insurance, dental, vision, OPERS, vacation, sick leave, tuition waiver) for staff. -Depending on department, flexible hours are available -Alot of good, down to Earth people from middle management down to the front line staff. -Hard-working, dedicated, veteran people in specific departments (HDRBS, PFD) that are willing to show new staff how to do the job the right way.

        Cons

        -Upper-level/senior management for major departments (HDRBS, PFD) don't communicate well and don't know what the average employee does on a daily basis. -Lack of leadership from senior management -Labor shortages are becoming the norm (doing more with less) -Lack of quality training programs means loss of new hires within a year (no retention of quality hires) -Staff don't feel appreciated from senior management (no...

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        Advice to Management

        Walk around campus; meet and talk to the front line staff and get to know them; LEARN what they do; be honest and transparent with your employees; show you care about them

        Miami University2019-06-13
      • "If I could give zero on the review I would"

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        Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Oxford, OH
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook

        I worked at Miami University full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        Miami has good benefits with sick leave and vacation. Health benefits were excellent but is sliding to poor. Also if you have good management in your department it’s great. So some people can be happy. However with high turnover bad managers get hired and that can make a job you love an awful job. Co workers and people are mostly nice.

        Cons

        In bad weather they still want employees to come in no matter what the weather conditions are. It’s dangerous because most people live out of town & have a healthy commute. No parking and most employees live outside of town so with a 45 minute drive & parking far away in awful weather I got a manager who was angry if I clocked in at 8:01 am instead of 8:00 am. Ridiculous micromanaging especially when I had...

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        Advice to Management

        Work with your staff as a team & learn their jobs before you evaluate ~ you can’t evaluate what you don’t even understand. As a Supervisor that is your job. Bullying & harassment have no place in the work force & even if HR doesn’t do anything about it ~ it’s not okay. Don’t micromanage time to the minute for your employees when you yourself never work a full week. We are humans treat us with respect and...

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        Miami University2019-06-17
      • "Good place to work"

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        Current Employee - Assistant Director in Cincinnati, OH
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Miami University full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        Nature of the work is engaging - working with students always presents something new and keeps work from being mundane beautiful setting for work, the grounds and buildings are visually appealing and comfortable benefits (insurance, discounts, etc) are very good

        Cons

        Overall pay below upper level administration is not great and promotions/raises are rare and minimal. Sometimes thankless job. Can be bureaucratic in processes. Work/life balance is only ok

        Miami University2019-05-02
      • "Lots of beaurocracy"

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        Current Employee - Associate Director 

        I have been working at Miami University full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Great students to work with

        Cons

        So much micro-managing by senior leadership at all levels

        Miami University2019-04-23
      • "Good Student Work"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Miami University part-time

        Pros

        - Teaching makes you better at what you know - Flexible - Get to be known more in the department

        Cons

        - A poor professor can lead to a poor experience

        Miami University2019-04-07
      • "A Good Place to Start"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Miami University full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        It's a good place to start your academic life. Research-Teaching balance is well honored.

        Cons

        There is no pretty much to do in the college town. But you can find almost anything you want 40 min away in Cincy.

        Miami University2019-03-18
      • "Designer"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at Miami University part-time for less than a year

          Pros

          Flexible Hours and great coworkers

          Cons

          Unorganized at times and low pay

          Miami University2019-03-06
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