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Updated Jul 6, 2022

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4.2
84%
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74%
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University of Minnesota President  Joan Gabel
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462 Ratings

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Pros
  • "The one thing that is good there is the great benefits; discounted school and insurance.(in 364 reviews)
  • "Great people to work with and super interesting(in 206 reviews)
  • "Flexible hours and fun to do research(in 125 reviews)
  • "Flexible scheduling and good depending on who your advisor is(in 54 reviews)
Cons
  • "The pay was low and there were often tedious projects to do that didn't seem to have much end value.(in 280 reviews)
  • "Long work hours and low salary(in 125 reviews)
  • "Parking is expensive so it is best if you live near campus and can take a bus in.(in 54 reviews)
  • "Poor management and organization of labs(in 43 reviews)
  • "Professors are not trained to be good managers, but this is true at all research universities(in 21 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Graduate Instructor

    Jul 4, 2022 - Staff Writer 
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    Pros

    They paid me to teach Creative Writing, wich was a priveledge

    Cons

    Absoultely nothing I can think of.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    good

    Jul 2, 2022 - Good 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    good place to work in Minnesota

    Cons

    none that i know of

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Work culture is excellent

    Jun 29, 2022 - Graduate Student 
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    Pros

    Employee well-being, as well as diversity & inclusion, are important aspects at the U. Better work-life balance than many other universities.

    Cons

    The pay could have been a bit higher but the university invests in many services that are also useful.

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee

    RA at Map Libary

    Jun 29, 2022 - GIS Research Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
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    Pros

    They offered tuition benefits that will cover most of your tuition. And they cover the insurance for you.

    Cons

    Even though you can practice a lot, it does not have much improvement for your skills.

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Good experience

    Jun 29, 2022 - Teaching Assistant 
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    Pros

    Flexible hours, good experience for implementing engagement.

    Cons

    Pay was low when I worked there but now it’s higher.

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  6. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Job Experience

    Jun 26, 2022 - Provider Enrollment Specialist 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Diversity, Inclusion, Great benefits (Health Insurance, days off, sick days), Unions

    Cons

    Can be unstructured at times.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    good job

    Jun 26, 2022 - Postdoctoral Research Associate 
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    Pros

    good supporting environment, good in research

    Cons

    work hard. need vacation time

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee

    good atmosphere

    Jul 6, 2022 - Marketing Coordinator in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommend
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    Pros

    great people, great campus environment

    Cons

    low pay, parking can be an issue

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great to work here

    Jun 21, 2022 - Student Office Assistant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    -Kind coworkers -Flexible with course schedule -Great supervisor

    Cons

    -Low pay -University pay is generally lower than minimum wage

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  10. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Strat Comm TA

    Jul 5, 2022 - Teacher´s Assistant 
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    Pros

    Flexible hours. Typically you’ve taken the class and done well if you’re a TA. In this class, the professor changed with the new class every semester or two and so did the class ever so slightly. Same concepts different experience was really nice.

    Cons

    Would’ve been nice to do more hands-on strategic communication work, but I was a TA, so grading papers and taking attendance was what I signed up for when taking the role.

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