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Updated May 14, 2021

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University of Minnesota President  Joan Gabel
Joan Gabel
219 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits/promotional opportunities(in 158 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours, smart/reliable management, great work environment(in 114 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay and poor career advancement(in 86 reviews)

  • "The winters in Minneapolis are harsh(in 27 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great student job

      May 11, 2021 - Neighborhood Liaison 
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      Pros

      Diverse work experiences, ability to move long-term projects, supportive supervision.

      Cons

      Lower pay than other off-campus employment.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good work-life balance

      May 10, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Flexible workplace with great benefits. Because it's a university, there are lots of opportunities for professional development and learning.

      Cons

      Oftentimes, there are few opportunities for advancement, depending on your college and unit. However, the university is a large place, so there are chances to move elsewhere within the U of M, depending on your skillset/interests.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Large research university with a forward-looking mission

      Apr 28, 2021 - Graduate Instructor in Minneapolis, MN
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      Pros

      Large size/scale offers certain benefits in job security, especially in higher education Tons of opportunities for collaboration Great students Smart, competent, and collegial coworkers Great health insurance Feeling that you can make a difference

      Cons

      Sometimes getting something done can be a maze (especially with funding processes) The size means that it can take a lot of time to learn everything you feel you need to know in your job

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Enjoyable work, good benefits, poor pay

      May 14, 2021 - Instructional Designer in Minneapolis, MN
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      Pros

      Great mission of the organization, challenging and enjoyable work, really good PTO, health, and retirement benefits

      Cons

      Pretty bad pay. They can't really compete with the private sector. So you'll essentially be doing a lot more work for a lot less money.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great experience. Would recommend.

      May 10, 2021 - Research Fellow in Minneapolis, MN
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      Pros

      Solid pay. Great coworkers. Plenty of learning opportunities.

      Cons

      Few cons. Campus/local area can be dodgy.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good for college students

      May 10, 2021 - Customer Service Representative in Minneapolis, MN
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      Pros

      Flexible pay and hours. Fun work environment, build in friends.

      Cons

      Small pay, lots of responsibilities.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good benefits

      May 10, 2021 - Project Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
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      Pros

      Good benefits and great work life balance.

      Cons

      Could have better salaries and more opportunities.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good University

      May 9, 2021 - Data Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
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      Pros

      Secure position with good benefits

      Cons

      Not competitive enough pay compared to other Univerisities

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Postdoc in Neuroscience

      May 6, 2021 - Postdoctoral Researcher in Minneapolis, MN
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      Pros

      It's pretty okay. Good people and projects.

      Cons

      It would be nice if the salary increased every year to keep up with cost of living.

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee

      I was a TA

      Apr 29, 2021 - Marketing in Minneapolis, MN
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      Pros

      I learned a lot from the professors

      Cons

      I was a student the first time I took the class and then I essentially had to take the class again as a TA. Not really a con because two different teaching styles.

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