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Updated June 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits and work life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Somewhat flexible hours, no work on the weekends (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, management designed to limit accomplishment (in 6 reviews)

  • politics, bad overall moral due to upper management secrets about things that aren't important, yet create mistrust among staff, poor pay (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Benefits Specialist in Orono, ME
    Former Employee - Benefits Specialist in Orono, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Maine System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits & very diverse

    Cons

    sometimes there wasn't good communication with staffing


  2. "Bursar"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Augusta, ME
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Augusta, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits, working in education, flexibility, ability to be creative, educational opportunities

    Cons

    politics, bad overall moral due to upper management secrets about things that aren't important, yet create mistrust among staff, poor pay

    Advice to Management

    Be more forthcoming with information.

  3. "PartTimer"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct in Orono, ME
    Current Employee - Adjunct in Orono, ME

    I have been working at University of Maine System part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Orono is a very nice location

    Cons

    Not much overall progress and growth


  4. "Former"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Orono, ME
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Orono, ME
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a great place to work and there is some mobility for those that work hard and put the time in.

    Cons

    The system is very large and it can be hard to connect with students individually. There are at times cuts due to state legislature.


  5. "Research at Umaine"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Orono, ME
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Orono, ME

    I have been working at University of Maine System part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Unique Research Experience
    Small, with a lot of responsibilities

    Cons

    Not straight forward and always running around
    Not enough funding


  6. "Associate Professor"

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Bangor, ME
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Bangor, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Research Opportunities; Dedicated and accomplished peers

    Cons

    Lack of adequate state support


  7. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orono, ME
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orono, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Maine System part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love working for the University of Maine. I'm not contracted to work over the breaks, so it's great to have some time off while still getting paid.

    Cons

    At least for graduate assistants, the first paycheck usually does not come until early October. However, the last paycheck comes in June, even after school/work has ended in May.

  8. "Work experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orono, ME
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orono, ME
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Maine System full-time

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, interesting projects and work

    Cons

    nothing much except the weather


  9. "Instructional Aide"

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    Current Employee - Intructional Aide in Orono, ME
    Current Employee - Intructional Aide in Orono, ME
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Maine System part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I get to opportunity to work alongside with faculty and observe multiple classes in the Business department at the University of Maine.

    Cons

    The pay is not good. The office that I work in is being reconstructed so there is certainly the tension of getting used to the new order. I realize that reconstructing an organization can be quite tricky but still I think this process can be handled in a much better way.

    Advice to Management

    The job description needs to be clearer. The training process needs to be more elaborate, detailed and scheduled as it was certainly vague and inadequate.


  10. "Great student job if you're willing to work"

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    Current Employee - Student Technical Assistant (Ice Rink) in Orono, ME
    Current Employee - Student Technical Assistant (Ice Rink) in Orono, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Maine System (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a very relaxed working environment. Whenever there is downtime you can study for classes or get some homework done. If you work hard, you will be rewarded.

    Cons

    There were some very late nights after hockey games that weren't fun, especially on school nights. Also, management didn't really do anything to weed out or reprimand lazy or unmotivated workers.

    Advice to Management

    At the very least, implement some sort of interview process. As it is, pretty much any student can walk in there and get a job and this creates a fairly lazy working environment.


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