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University of Minnesota Duluth Reviews

Updated July 30, 2018
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  • "It's still a student job; still have to deal with people, get paid minimum wage" (in 3 reviews)

  • "No cons to speak of in my department" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Various Roles"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great People! Super understanding and kind and great to work with.

    Cons

    No downsides that I can think of!


  2. "Grad school"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It's a smaller school so I feel like my voice can be heard when need be. Lots of good opportunities to participate in student committees and leadership roles.

    Cons

    No cons to speak of in my department. Others may be different though.

  3. "Where are the hours"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good location in Duluth

    Cons

    Not enough hours, don't have competitive pay vs the cities while my rent is nearly the same. No one leaves their job so openings are hard

    Advice to Management

    pay more


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good place for graduate students with families"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Duluth, MN
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Duluth, MN
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is nice that the school is connected by tunnels so you do not have to walk outside in the winter. It is in a beautiful location and the campus is really nice in the summer when you can be outside. There are many community-building events and outings for undergraduates.

    Cons

    The parking is atrocious and the school keeps taking parking spaces away due to construction. Some departments/facilities are really run-down, but there is a nice student union. It is very expensive to live in Duluth and hard to find somewhere to rent that is affordable.

    Advice to Management

    Build a parking ramp! Graduate students at Duluth do not have the same opportunities and services available to them than Twin Cities does. We do not have time (nor money!) to attend athletic events/use all the facilities that we have to pay huge student fees for. Don't charge extra for gym classes when we already pay an athletic fee.


  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "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.


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