University of Minnesota Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2020

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University of Minnesota President  Joan Gabel
Joan Gabel
66 Ratings
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  • "Low pay but good work environment(in 73 reviews)

  • "No cons, a lot can depend on the lab you work for(in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Good option"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Minnesota part-time

    Pros

    I go to this university so it was a good way to get to know the alumina.

    Cons

    The downside is you have to take care of your hours personally and the pay is not much for the amount of work you do.

  2. "Great Work Environment"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Scientist in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Minnesota full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There is a great scope for learning and growth at this academic institution. There are several state of the art technical facilities for experimental techniques in all fields, be it biomedical /pharmaceutical or engineering- based research. You can build an excellent network of contacts in the field of biomedical sciences/ pharmaceutical sciences as there are several excellent, extremely experienced faculty members whom you can easily reach out to at this university.

    Cons

    There are no specific cons of working here, since you get fair employee benefits in terms of insurance and PTO.

  3. "Enjoyable Job"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Orientation Program Assistant in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at University of Minnesota part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Coworkers are great, lots of flexibility in the job

    Cons

    Requires decent amount of knowledge of the orientation process, ambiguity in the role can be a deal breaker for some

  4. "Great work environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Minnesota part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Kind people, flexible hours, can be face paced or slow, close to classes

    Cons

    Again, can be really busy or deadly slow some days, doesn't pay a ton

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  5. "Great place to work at"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at University of Minnesota full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good benefits, great scientists and supervision

    Cons

    Salary was too low for skills required

  6. "Great place"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professor in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Minnesota full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Amazing place great mind and enjoyed every bit of it

    Cons

    Nothing In specula it’s academia

  7. "Meh all around"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Researcher in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Minnesota full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, cool jobs, great locations

    Cons

    low initial wage, hard to get raises

  8. "Leading Labs and Discussion sections for groups of up to 18 students"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at University of Minnesota part-time

    Pros

    Has a good graduate healthcare plan.

    Cons

    Not the strongest support for first time teaching.

  9. "Graduate Student"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at University of Minnesota full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Health Benefits for Grad Students

    Cons

    Very poor pay, but similar to most graduate programs I suppose

  10. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Student Security Analyst 

    I worked at University of Minnesota part-time

    Pros

    Educational environment Coworkers happy to help Flexible and understanding with schoolwork Given freedom and independence

    Cons

    Poor physical working environment - no windows Work at times felt low priority

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