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Updated February 14, 2019
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  • "Low pay and lots of bureaucratic nonsense" (in 53 reviews)

  • "Sometimes, it is hard to find the work/life balance on the job" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Great opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Access Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Access Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Minnesota full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible role with a lot of learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Pay could be higher but is comparable to on campus positions.


  2. "Great school with world class professors"

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

    I worked at University of Minnesota full-time

    Pros

    Great school with world class professors

    Cons

    Stressful sometimes but overall it’s ok

  3. "Grad school"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Manage your own time, learn from the best

    Cons

    Pay was lower, parking was expensive


  4. "Great work culture"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant

    I have been working at University of Minnesota part-time

    Pros

    professional and friendly work culture

    Cons

    None at all. Very nice experience.


  5. "Postdoc"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, great research facility

    Cons

    winter is extremely cold here.


  6. "Great Benefits and Time Off"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, sick time, and time off

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities for advancement within my department.


  7. "It was ok"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at University of Minnesota part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of resources at major research university, but position very dependent on department and its personalities.

    Cons

    University system somewhat overwhelming, discrepancy of support between teaching assistants and other employees... academia in general

  8. "Amazing collage that offer excellent classes"

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

    I have been working at University of Minnesota part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really a good place to be

    Cons

    There is really nothing to say that is bad

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "On campus job, decent pay"

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

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

    Pros

    On campus job, decent pay

    Cons

    There is nothing to complain about.


  10. "Researcher 6"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    good benefits, dental, HSA, and medical
    good PTO
    flexible hours

    Cons

    lot of work
    not enough compensation