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University of Minnesota Employee Reviews about "great benefits"

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83% would recommend to a friend

(393 total reviews)

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4.1

Work/Life Balance

4.0

Culture & Values

4.0

Diversity & Inclusion

3.8

Career Opportunities

3.6

Senior Management

3.5

Compensation and Benefits

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5 stars

42%

4 stars

37%

3 stars

15%

2 stars

4%

1 star

2%

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Pros
  • "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 work environment and resources(in 67 reviews)
Cons
  • "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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    1. 5.0
      Jun 20, 2023
      Research Assistant
      Former Employee, more than 1 year
      Minneapolis, MN
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great benefits and the pto was on the better side

      Cons

      Expensive parking and pay was low for requiring a college degree

      1. 4.0
        Nov 23, 2020
        Anonymous Employee
        Former Employee, more than 3 years
        Minneapolis, MN
        Recommend
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook

        Pros

        Benefits are pretty great and the business school runs more like a corporation than most schools on campus

        Cons

        Somewhat bureaucratic, and very much hierarchical

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        1. 4.0
          Oct 30, 2016
          Medical Technologist
          Former Employee, more than 5 years
          Minneapolis, MN
          Recommend
          CEO Approval
          Business Outlook

          Pros

          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.

          Cons

          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.

          1. 5.0
            Sep 27, 2022
            Researcher 2
            Current Employee
            Minneapolis, MN
            Recommend
            CEO Approval
            Business Outlook

            Pros

            Great PTO/health benefit plans are available

            Cons

            parking/transportation is difficult and expensive

            1. 4.0
              Dec 28, 2021
              Space Planning Data Analyst
              Current Employee
              Minneapolis, MN
              Recommend
              CEO Approval
              Business Outlook

              Pros

              Great if you want a stable job with great benefits

              Cons

              Things change VERY slowly at the University

              1. 4.0
                Jul 23, 2021
                Human Resources Generalist
                Current Employee, more than 10 years
                Minneapolis, MN
                Recommend
                CEO Approval
                Business Outlook

                Pros

                Great medical benefits and retirement plans for full time staff members

                Cons

                Lack of professional development opportunities forces you to move on to other jobs.

                1. 3.0
                  Feb 1, 2022
                  PhD Student - Stipend
                  Current Employee, more than 5 years
                  Minneapolis, MN
                  Recommend
                  CEO Approval
                  Business Outlook

                  Pros

                  Health Care Benefits are great (grad students get same insurance as faculty for a fraction of the price) Tuition remission is a plus

                  Cons

                  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

                  1. 3.0
                    Apr 2, 2014
                    End User Support
                    Current Employee, more than 5 years
                    Minneapolis, MN
                    Recommend
                    CEO Approval
                    Business Outlook

                    Pros

                    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.

                    Cons

                    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.

                    1. 5.0
                      Jun 26, 2015
                      Anonymous Employee
                      Current Employee
                      Recommend
                      CEO Approval
                      Business Outlook

                      Pros

                      The University of Minnesota has great benefits and offers a lot of flexibility with schedules. It is an excellent place for career growth.

                      Cons

                      No cons about working here, it is a wonderful place to be for a lifetime career. Would highly recommend the U of M.

                      1. 1.0
                        Aug 12, 2021
                        Manager
                        Former Employee
                        Duluth, MN
                        Recommend
                        CEO Approval
                        Business Outlook

                        Pros

                        The one thing that is good there is the great benefits; discounted school and insurance.

                        Cons

                        Nepotism and favoritism is bad there. Very toxic environment; I was miserable the whole time I worked there. HR is useless there.

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