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Updated June 27, 2017
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  • Low pay and lots of bureaucratic nonsense (in 41 reviews)

  • It is a little harder for grad students to have work-life balance (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Usher at Ted Mann Concert Hall"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Usher, Cashier, Box Office Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Usher, Cashier, Box Office Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    None, it is a wonderful place for part time work!


  2. "Working at Baseline Tennis Center"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling and decent pay for a fairly easy job

    Cons

    The closing shifts include cleaning the entire facility by yourself which takes forever. Often, you are there til 1am depending on how long people are playing for that night.

    Advice to Management

    Teach employees how to actually string a racquet
    Have more than one person on for closing shifts to do the cleaning, or split the cleaning between the closing and opening shifts. Its too much for one person.

  3. "Flexibility of career at the U"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at University of Minnesota full-time

    Pros

    Being able to pursue various professional development opportunities at low cost; variety of jobs that allow a flexible career

    Cons

    Huge institution that can be easy to get lost in; Takes a long time to get hired


  4. "Undrgrad RA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Research Assistant 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

    It was a great experience. I was in the HHH School.

    Cons

    Substantive issues tough sometimes for an undergrad RA.


  5. "Systems Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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

    Flexible Hours, and very understanding

    Cons

    Tedious work, early start time


  6. "Good and flexible working hours"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty relax position with lots of flexibility

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility and working hours

    Advice to Management

    Give more flexibility


  7. "great work-life balance, education opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Professional in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Research Professional in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    very friendly and relaxed atmosphere within my smaller department and research team. tuition benefit if you choose to take classes. I completed my masters in 2.5 years paying out of pocket.

    Cons

    work load comes in waves, could spend a long time between research projects really scrounging to find tasks. lots of slow moving employees and procedures.

    Advice to Management

    directed at my research team management: more organization & oversight during projects to facilitate efficiency and work ethic.

  8. "Graduate Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very friendly, interesting, and supportive environment

    Cons

    It may not always fit with your course schedule


  9. "No Innovators need apply"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - U Construction in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - U Construction in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have amazing employee benefits.

    Cons

    If you try new things or attempt to make change, you will find yourself on the losing end.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire smart, motivated people if you don't want smart, motivated people to work for you.


  10. "Lots of Opportunity at The U of M"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Grad Student Researcher in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Grad Student Researcher in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    I think Minnesota culture is prevalent at the University. Minnesotans tend not to be flashy and tend to be reserved but friendly. Huge university with tons of resources no matter what direction you take as a grad student. Minneapolis is a great place to live as well. Highly recommended.

    Cons

    I think you have to take initiative in finding a path to turning your education into a career. The more time it takes to do this, the harder it is.


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