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University of Miami Miami Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala
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  • Salary is low for the Miami area (in 24 reviews)

  • Very little room for growth or any advancement in one's current department (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Student Staff Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Super in Coral Gables, FL
    Former Employee - Super in Coral Gables, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The school pride permeates the entire South Florida community, not just the university community. Working all of the facilities are state of the art, modern, sleek, staff members are friendly and professional, all around great place to work.

    Cons

    Traffic is terrible on US-1 and there are very few main roads to take to advert the traffic. You just have to learn to live with it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the great work


  2. "Student Web Developer"

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Student Web Developer in Coral Gables, FL
    Current Employee - Student Web Developer in Coral Gables, FL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Miami part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent student pay and good environment.

    Cons

    Limited hours given to students


  3. "Associate Director"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Coral Gables, FL
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Coral Gables, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Miami (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tuition remission, great insurance, great retirement benefits

    Cons

    Low salary, well below market rates for similar roles...even in higher education. Restrictions in place to reduce internal mobility -- highly discouraging when you're under poor management.

    Advice to Management

    Reallocate your budgets to retain valuable staff. Turnover is a real time suck, and unfortunate to lose so many good hearted and well intentioned people over a few thousand a year.


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  5. "clinic assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, opportunity to study

    Cons

    too short lunch brakes, traffic


  6. "good"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Miami part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good work conditions and hours

    Cons

    there are no cons i know


  7. "Many postions difficult to promote"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate II Laboratory Manager and Scientist in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Research Associate II Laboratory Manager and Scientist in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Many positions available, great benefits

    Cons

    difficult to climb the ladder.


  8. "Great Part Time Job"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Coral Gables, FL
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Coral Gables, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professors are very flexible, they are willing to take on undergraduates and help them learn how to conduct academic research. They understand that you might not have a significant amount of expertise and are willing to help you get up to speed.

    Cons

    The work is relatively unorganized, so if you are the type of person who needs to have strict deadlines, it might not work out for you. Ideally, they would a more concrete deliverable goal. Also, there is no guarantee that your work will be published, so it is hard to quantify your progress as a research assistant.

    Advice to Management

    I don't really have any specific advice for management other than to make it more of a formal organized process. I simply reached out to a professor at UM and asked if I could be a research assistant, and he was kind enough to offer me a position.


  9. "Great Life Experience and Growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Miami (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Experience
    Team
    Innovation
    Leadership
    Ability to focus on school
    Growth
    Acquire knowledge

    Cons

    Its the only place I work for the longest

    Advice to Management

    More leadership meeting for staff


  10. "Great University!"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Coral Gables, FL
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Coral Gables, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I work in the college of Nursing for a social study and the environment is amiable and inclusive. The work that I do is for a good cause and the interactions that take place off campus with the study participants can be very entertaining.

    Cons

    Parking can sometimes be complicated and in my case I can only park after 4PM otherwise they'll ticket you three times before they tow your vehicle.

    Advice to Management

    To my boss: you're great at what you do and know that everyone on your team respects and admires you for it
    To the former President: maybe you shouldn't have left your students for a failed candidate


  11. "Working at UM"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Public Relations Manager in Coral Gables, FL
    Current Employee - Public Relations Manager in Coral Gables, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    UM offers great benefits to all of its employees along with a great work environment. Being around so many bright minds makes for a fun work environment and gives an employee an opportunity to learn a lot about new trends and best practices.

    Cons

    The pay is below average for the amount of work expected. If you are looking for a high-paying job, UM is not the place for you. However, the benefits are excellent and the hours provied for a very good work-life balance.



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