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Updated June 21, 2017
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  • Low pay and lots of bureaucratic nonsense (in 41 reviews)

  • Pay is below average compared to the private sector (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "PhD Graduate student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Minnesota full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing healthcare insurance. Stipend is enough to live comfortably in the Twin cities

    Cons

    Tough work life balance. This also depends on your advisor.


  2. "Research Assistant"

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

    I have been working at University of Minnesota full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    U of Minnesota is big research university, We are supported with big resources.

    Cons

    Big university in the middle of the city. Parking is very expensive.

  3. "alright"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Security Monitor in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Security Monitor in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    it was competitive pay with increasing pay with time worked. Some good desk time depending on the shifts you worked

    Cons

    the hours were pretty tough. They are almost all over night and long shifts.

    Advice to Management

    just to be a little more flexible as its hard to do this with full time classes as well.


  4. "Student Event Staff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Student Event Staff in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Student Event Staff in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The culture at McNamara is wonderful. Although I did not work there full time and was a student at the time, I still felt like I was a big part of the team and making an impact on the events taking place in the venue. Great experience to enter the event world!

    Cons

    The shifts can be long hours but if you want to be in the event world that is part of the work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do.


  5. "Finance Professional 3"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Accountant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Accountant in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities for growth or lateral job changes

    Cons

    Stuffy environment. Staff is quiet and boring.


  6. "Good student job"

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    Former Employee - 1-Help Support Technician in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - 1-Help Support Technician in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got to work on homework when not answering tech support calls

    Cons

    Occasionally too laid back to the point of disorganized, but not bad


  7. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Teaching is great, tons of support.

    Cons

    The pay is barely enough to live on- trouble reaching work/life balance

  8. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in University Park of Mankato, MN
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in University Park of Mankato, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open environment
    Opportunity of learning

    Cons

    Cold weather
    Less salary
    Extra work

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  9. "Research associate review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    The research projects are exciting and stimulating. You can obtain a lot of experience with data collection and analysis.

    Cons

    The pay is lower than what you can get from an industry position. Some of the skills are not transferrable to industry job.


  10. "Great experience Student Job"

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    Former Employee - Student Web Developer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Student Web Developer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing supervisors, unstressful job envrionment

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for promotion as a student


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