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Updated June 20, 2017
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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. "Temp Worker"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Research Assistant in Coral Gables, FL
    Current Contractor - Senior Research Assistant in Coral Gables, FL
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Miami as a contractor

    Pros

    Great environement!
    Amazing place to network
    Valuable experience attained

    Cons

    Not many...the only one I have has more to do with my work status that the actual work or nature of the work. As a temp worker, the hours aren't great and job security is just not there....However, if you're diligent and prove yourself valuable in that currently Temp position, it will pay dividends later on when interviewing for FT/PT employment with the U.


  2. "Its a very Diverse environment."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Miami full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and great campus environment. Good Gym

    Cons

    Nepotism, no promotion, bonus, employees are not appreciated. complaints to HR go unheard. Faculties can commit ant atrocities and employees have to just put up.

    Advice to Management

    Strengthen the HR. Investigate on employee concerns and complaints. Please don't do anything and bend everything for certain faculties just for NCI accreditation

  3. "Great coworkers, beautiful campus, decent pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Miller School of Medicine campus houses several state-of-the-art scientific facitlities. Buildings are all well-maintenance as is the landscaping. Certain positions give employees considerable latitude in how they conduct their work.

    Cons

    Pay inequities accross positions.


  4. "Like a Hurricane!"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Coral Gables, FL
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Coral Gables, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Miami part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Diversity at many, many levels; Awesome Weather year-round!, Opportunities vs. competition for them makes it possible to know more about what is available to do, teach, or learn.

    Cons

    Local rents are skyrocketing; Parking is becoming a premium; Wages are relatively stagnant; Job descriptions don't always match job realities (and typically, the GA ends up doing far more than they are supposed to, and supervisors look away to avoid having to address these realities); no hiring/promoting from within.

    Advice to Management

    Be more cognizant of financial realities and trends in the larger Miami community; Do not assume that all diversity is equally celebrated; Try to break down the walls between Graduate students, Staff, and Faculty, since GAs serve all these functions and they are falling under artificial technicalities so that they receive relatively few benefits that they probably deserve.


  5. "Graduate Teaching Assistantship Fine Arts"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Coral Gables, FL
    Current Intern - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Coral Gables, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Miami as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good health car benefits, access to the library and gym

    Cons

    TAs don't perform expected tasks.

    Advice to Management

    TAs should be teaching.


  6. "UM for GRAD STUDENTS"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to start collaborations, campus is beautiful. Very friendly people.

    Cons

    The school is a bit disorganized with the paperwork and bad with timelines (as you would expect based on it size)


  7. "Research at School of Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    New facilities opening that will advance research

    Cons

    not enough equipment to perform hands on experiments in mechanical engineering

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues and a good place to work. Competitive research but funding is not that high. Can create a lot of impact to society

    Cons

    Politics. Because of the lack of funds and high competition, science is negatively affected. Can get more state of the art facilities


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Not bad, not incredible"

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Coral Gables, FL
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Coral Gables, FL
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at a university is exciting and you're exposed to new ideas and topics. The benefits are pretty good, co-workers are great.

    Cons

    Terrible salary, not competitive at all. Can barely keep up with the living standards in Miami with what the university pays you. It's a private university, so you would expect to be paid decently, but unless you're very high up in the system, don't expect to get paid enough to survive.

    No growth at all within my division.

    Advice to Management

    Genuinely value your employees, rather than arming with HR with cheesy platitudes.


  10. "Donate your brain today"

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

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

    Pros

    The work we do at the Brain Bank is incredible and will lead to so many amazing discoveries that will eventually prevent, slow, or cure various neurological diseases.

    Cons

    Employees are not happy

    Advice to Management

    Avoid yelling at employees or public humiliation. It will reduce the sentiment of fear, anger, and resentment towards members of authority within the company.


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