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University of Miami Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work life balance -- so far management has been flexible about needing to attend to family issues (in 28 reviews)

  • UM offers great benefits to all of its employees along with a great work environment (in 53 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "University of Miami"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    The onboarding process covers everything: benefits, holidays, retirement savings plan, policies, payroll. Access to UM resources are great!

    Cons

    For most of the job listings for UM, after applying there is no interviews resulting , and you get a response several months later saying the position is filled.


  2. "Logistics"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Helping the people of Haiti

    Cons

    Salary below average, Unqualified Management

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Adm. Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health insurance, college tuition reimbursement, stable income.

    Cons

    long commute time. large organization


  4. "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.


  5. "Like a Hurricane!"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "UM for GRAD STUDENTS"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "The students are wonderful, the administration less wonderful"

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Coral Gables, FL
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Coral Gables, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The students are really smart, respectful, and engaged.

    Cons

    The administration refuses to bargain for salary for anyone but tenure track faculty.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget at the core of education is the desire to help people. That starts with the way you treat your employees.


  9. 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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Not bad, not incredible"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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