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Updated April 26, 2017
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  • Low pay and lots of bureaucratic nonsense (in 39 reviews)

  • Lower wages than private sector (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Student Administrative Support Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Minnesota part-time

    Pros

    Very friendly working atmosphere, close to classes, had time to do homework on the job

    Cons

    Lack of challenges at work


  2. "Good Experience"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Strict training of statistical methodologies and applications.

    Cons

    Not much research on the advanced theoretical statistics.


  3. "Technology Help Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Informal work community, mainly co-workers are students
    Fast-paced environment (might be cons or pros, depends on your work style)
    Learn a lot while working, always continually build knowledge of new products and service offerings

    Cons

    Starters might get stressful at the first couple of weeks because you will get calls asking about XYZ issues that you have know idea. After that, specialists will get the hang of it as well as escalation technique

    Advice to Management

    Organizing more team-bonding events for people to get to know each other, rather than just working and coming home. Overall, management team seems to be very understanding and helpful.


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  5. "Student Athlete Tutor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Student Athlete Tutor in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Student Athlete Tutor in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Very flexible hours
    Relatively easy work
    Get to choose topics which you tutor

    Cons

    Generally work short shifts
    Sometimes have time between appointments where you aren't getting paid but can't just go home (30 min - 1 hour)


  6. "Benefits"

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

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

    Pros

    Medical and dental benefits are best, and very good retirement benefits.

    Cons

    Salary is less, sometimes long working hours

    Advice to Management

    best place to work


  7. "Engineering Grad Student"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Grad Student in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Engineering Grad Student in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Friendly folks, decent wage for a grad student. Excellent health plan.

    Cons

    Large institution barriers, facilities constantly under repair


  8. "U of M not a great place to work for"

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Minnesota full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    U of M offers good benefits

    Cons

    U of M doesn't offers small salaries


  9. "Friendly environment with intelligent people"

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

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

    Pros

    Cost of living is rather low for a major city, and graduate students are paid a reasonable amount to study and work here. Also, the health care provided on campus is excellent and can be accessed very convenient.

    Cons

    Winters can be long. However, people are supportive!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "We need more equality and equal opportunities in every department at the U of M"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent CME benefits and sick leave.

    Cons

    Lack of ethnic diversity faculty and professional staff; cliques; hierarchy and preferential treatment.

    Advice to Management

    Communication needs to improve. Make it a priority to increase diversity in staff/faculty in all departments. Increase salaries for mental health therapist. And, be willing to accept and implement input from staff and give feedback to management on how they can improve as well.


  11. "Great for students with extra time"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Stockroom Attendant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Stockroom Attendant in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very laid back, understanding when obligations like exams or career fairs come up

    Cons

    Very basic work that is often boring


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