University of Minnesota Employee Reviews about "great benefits"
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(393 total reviews)
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- "The one thing that is good there is the great benefits; discounted school and insurance." (in 408 reviews)
- "Great people to work with and super interesting" (in 251 reviews)
- "Flexible hours and fun to do research" (in 140 reviews)
- "Great connections and coworkers." (in 76 reviews)
- "Great work environment and resources" (in 67 reviews)
- "The pay was low and there were often tedious projects to do that didn't seem to have much end value." (in 352 reviews)
- "Long work hours and low salary" (in 154 reviews)
- "Parking is expensive so it is best if you live near campus and can take a bus in." (in 58 reviews)
- "Poor management and organization of labs" (in 49 reviews)
- "Poor leadership." (in 27 reviews)
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Updated Dec 6, 2023
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- 5.0Jun 20, 2023Research AssistantFormer Employee, more than 1 yearMinneapolis, MN
Great benefits and the pto was on the better side
Expensive parking and pay was low for requiring a college degree
- 4.0Nov 23, 2020Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsMinneapolis, MN
Benefits are pretty great and the business school runs more like a corporation than most schools on campus
Somewhat bureaucratic, and very much hierarchical
- 4.0Oct 30, 2016Medical TechnologistFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsMinneapolis, MN
Great health benefits including full coverage of mother's and new baby's hospital stay. The reimbursement for graduate courses was 75%. Pension plan and 403B. Provided ergonomic workstations including desks that went up and down.
Assigned to a "civil servant" job class which has strict guidelines as what can be performed in your daily duties. Have to pay for parking.
- 4.0Jul 23, 2021Human Resources GeneralistCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsMinneapolis, MN
Great medical benefits and retirement plans for full time staff members
Lack of professional development opportunities forces you to move on to other jobs.
- 3.0Feb 1, 2022PhD Student - StipendCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsMinneapolis, MN
Health Care Benefits are great (grad students get same insurance as faculty for a fraction of the price) Tuition remission is a plus
Administration doesn't always do what is in the best interest of grad students Grad students are treated as students when that is more convenient for the university and as staff/faculty when that is more convenient for the university
- 3.0Apr 2, 2014End User SupportCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsMinneapolis, MN
The University has a regent scholarship program that pays employee one hundred (100%) tuition for the first bachelor degree and pays seventy five(75%) tuition for the next one. It has great benefits (health and time off) for the employee and the spouse and children as well. The longer you work the more hours you get for time off. People stays here for a while because of that. Depending on your supervisors, you can have a pretty flexible work hours as well. You are surrounded by lots of smart people that you can learn and ask questions. The people I work with, I consider them family and they treat me as such.
The promotions tends to be difficult considering there are many people worked longer than you. You will need to move to different colleges or departments to be promoted. It can be slow pace sometimes, unless you are willing to work on projects that will certainly take a lot of your time but no pay raise. Your salary is pretty much depended on the the number of students enrolled in your college and sometimes it can be frozen (no pay raise) if the college budget is not healthy.
- 5.0Jun 26, 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
The University of Minnesota has great benefits and offers a lot of flexibility with schedules. It is an excellent place for career growth.
No cons about working here, it is a wonderful place to be for a lifetime career. Would highly recommend the U of M.
- 1.0Aug 12, 2021ManagerFormer EmployeeDuluth, MN
The one thing that is good there is the great benefits; discounted school and insurance.
Nepotism and favoritism is bad there. Very toxic environment; I was miserable the whole time I worked there. HR is useless there.1