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University of Minnesota Duluth Reviews

Updated November 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people and overall good experience (in 4 reviews)

  • Great people, good experience and prof growth (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. "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
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    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


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "Professor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Budget issues and getting proper funding from UM system

    Advice to Management

    Treat all with respect.


  7. "Student Worker- ITSS Network Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, lots of flexibility regarding schedule, good variety of work and a fair amount of independence.

    Cons

    Salary isn't great and there is very little opportunity to get a raise. The hours are 8-4:30 (no working earlier or later is allowed).

    Advice to Management

    The jobs you offer to students provide them with good experience and some income while also providing great benefit to ITSS.

  8. "UMD Pool"

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    Current Employee - Swim Teacher
    Current Employee - Swim Teacher
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Coworkers
    Can get hours you asked for
    Make good money for private lessons

    Cons

    Minimum Wadge
    Harder to get shifts covered


  9. "A/V Technician"

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

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities for training and on-the-job learning

    Cons

    I didn't have any negative experiences at all.


  10. "Nice temporary job while you search for internships/full-time employment"

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    Former Employee - Facilities Management - Student Worker
    Former Employee - Facilities Management - Student Worker
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Management was helpful and understanding if you're a student that is searching for an internship and/or full time employment.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement.


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