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Updated May 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work environment with good guidance from the supervisors and allow you to learn new stuff by providing opportunities (in 16 reviews)

  • rEALY GOOD ENVIRONMENT and best learning (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Rather low pay, sometimes unpredictable direction for department (in 8 reviews)

  • No cons for working at the University (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "IT Helpdesk"

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    Former Employee - IT Help Desk Technician in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - IT Help Desk Technician in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back job, homework can be done in downtime.

    Cons

    Clients calling in can be a bit rude at times,

    Advice to Management

    N//A


  2. "Good working place"

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

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

    Pros

    Good environment. Good people around.

    Cons

    Need to be more relaxed about working.


  3. "Graduate assistant"

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    Former Employee - Grading Assistant in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Grading Assistant in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    They're paying for your education. It's a position that you hold as a condition for your scholarship in graduate school (in this case in the history department).

    Cons

    The department is venal. Students are given preference even in instances in which they're being physically intimidating; the administration will but the blame on the offended party. There simply are not controls. I had a student make a pass at me (I didn't care--I just know how things can get); thus, knowing that administrators don't make reasoned or integral decisions is unnerving. Grades are also consistently manipulated in order to keep funding (via retention rates) up. It's obvious that this is a game. Money is involved in everything worldwide, but the voluble nature of the faculty response to the situation is disturbing.

    Advice to Management

    Get new people. Faculty is controlling and students aren't being advised properly. Faculty members will be purposefully illogical so as to win "arguments" with students; this is not an appropriate learning environment.


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  5. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    Good daily support from administration

    Cons

    Rather low pay, sometimes unpredictable direction for department


  6. "My view-"

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    Current Contractor - Programmer Analyst in Memphis, TN
    Current Contractor - Programmer Analyst in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    Job Satisfaction is very commendable.

    Cons

    Not a valid question to review for me.

    Advice to Management

    Good work.


  7. "Great job overall."

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    Former Employee - ITS Service Desk – Technical Assistant in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - ITS Service Desk – Technical Assistant in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy job. Plenty of time to do schoolwork if you work at night.

    Cons

    It could be better organized

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on documentation, and more on quality of calls.


  8. "Very Good Work!!"

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    Former Employee - Service Desk Associate in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Service Desk Associate in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    You're in a great environment where the people care about others.
    They make you feel like you have a second home away from home.

    Cons

    They'll get on you about the smallest of issues.


  9. "Every department is different"

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    Former Employee - Advisor in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Advisor in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked in an academic department in the College of Arts and Sciences that was small, friendly, and committed to our students. It was a great experience.

    Cons

    Rare to get a pay raise from the state of Tennessee.


  10. "Academic Advising Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Academic Advisor in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Academic Advisor in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good coworkers, great location, very good benefits, most areas flexible.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up in administrative positions and salary.

    Advice to Management

    Equatable pay


  11. "Lecturer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technology works really well for those who use the online systems.

    Cons

    Memphis is a racist city, so you deal with sneaky racist individuals. Student are a miserable product of no child left behind.


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