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Updated January 16, 2018
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  • Rather low pay, sometimes unpredictable direction for department (in 9 reviews)

  • No cons for working at the University (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people. Good benefits. Low cost of living in Memphis.

    Cons

    UofM is an excellent option for first generation students but they aren't always very well prepared for the demands of university. Money is tight for the Arts. We are always trying to do more with less.


  2. "HCD Fellow"

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    Current Intern - HCD Fellow in Memphis, TN
    Current Intern - HCD Fellow in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Memphis as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great experience, it pays for your tuition

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to balance masters coursework with 20 hrs/week work

  3. "University of Memphis: Science Learning Center - Tutor and Supplemental Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Supplemental Instructor and Science Tutor in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Supplemental Instructor and Science Tutor in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Memphis part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The orientation and training required before starting provide essential skills for anyone interested in teaching. This experience taught me many skills such as overcoming barriers in communication, time management, leadership and delegation, and collaborating with professors and colleagues.
    As an hidden bonus, teaching others prepared me for professional entrance exams which I aced!

    Cons

    Due to limited positions and working around class schedules there were many instances that the tutors were overwhelmed with students needing help. This was particularly true towards the end of the semester.

    Advice to Management

    Consider hiring additional tutors near the end of the semester in order to meet the increasing amount of students.


  4. "Receptionist"

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    Former Employee - Receptionist in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Memphis part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The school itself is great, and the people who managed me were seasoned, experienced, respectful, and competent. Everyone took their job seriously, no matter what their title was. I was impressed by how much I learned on the job.

    Cons

    Could not work more for them due to my college schedule

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  5. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    The university has good research opportunity and environment.

    Cons

    I wish the pay was a bit better.


  6. "Good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most people here are dedicated to the students and advancing the cause of higher education

    Cons

    There are not enough people to do all the work

    Advice to Management

    Put adequate funding into hiring additional staff to handle the workload


  7. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Instructor in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Memphis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Collegial environment and friendly people

    Cons

    Crime around the area and not much to do.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  8. "Undergraduate Lab Instructor at UoM"

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Lab Assistant in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Lab Assistant in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Memphis part-time

    Pros

    Teaching labs provides a great introduction to teaching students.

    Cons

    One can find connections to other universities easier than to industry positions.


  9. "Graduate Assistant for University of Memphis"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a Great Place to work with wonderful benefits and great staff.

    Cons

    University Sector limited experience doesn't translate easily to working in public or private sector jobs.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice for management. Great job!


  10. "Good work experience and colleagues"

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    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Memphis, TN

    I worked at University of Memphis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Diverse work place and location

    Cons

    Lack of state support. Isolated departments.

    Advice to Management

    Demand more state support and encourage collaborative efforts.


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