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Updated January 17, 2018
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  • It's still a student job; still have to deal with people, get paid minimum wage (in 3 reviews)

  • HR needs to do a better job of on boarding new employees on what their benefits are and how to use those benefits (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "GTA"

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    Current Employee - GTA in Duluth, MN
    Current Employee - GTA in Duluth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great experience to work here

    Cons

    No issues working here these days

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Mediocre University on a Great Lake"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Minnesota Duluth full-time

    Pros

    Get to live in Duluth

    Cons

    Never had a raise above inflation level.
    Leadership values are confusing and presented with obvious lies

    Advice to Management

    Upper level administration needs complete replacement with people that understand this business.

  3. "Prep Cook"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Minnesota Duluth part-time

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful managers in the kitchen

    Cons

    Requires standing most of the time


  4. "Friendly environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relatively small campus keeps everyone connected. Student and community focused education and research makes UMD a good place for engineering student.

    Cons

    Too cold outside during winter. If you look for other activities like soccer or anything, you will find it difficult here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing good.


  5. "Technology Professional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Minnesota Duluth full-time

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities to take on projects outside of the workers traditional roles.

    Cons

    The work environment is very rigid. There is not a lot of flexibility in work hours.


  6. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Minnesota Duluth part-time

    Pros

    There are plenty of opportunities available. But the cycling of professors is very quick which makes it hard to settle in.

    Cons

    There are more students than TAs and the faculty is not always focused 100% of student success. They focus more on their own research.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to hire professors who focus solely on teaching so there is a balance between research professors and teaching professors.


  7. "Overall its good and you see nice people around"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Duluth, MN
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Duluth, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful place. Teachers are considerate, prepared , flexible and punctual.

    Cons

    Not research focused. Professors have handful of funding and usually they are indifferent to innovative research

  8. "Student Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Minnesota Duluth part-time

    Pros

    Flexible with student schedule, implements real-world skills

    Cons

    Minimum wage for student employees


  9. "Graduate assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Minnesota Duluth part-time

    Pros

    Great people, good experience and prof growth

    Cons

    If you don't live in MN be prepared for the cold


  10. "Technology Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Technology Assistant in Duluth, MN
    Former Employee - Technology Assistant in Duluth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good working environment.
    Good training.
    Good co-workers.
    Flexible time.

    Cons

    Everything was perfect for me. No cons.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for hiring me and all the support. Keep up the good work.


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