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- "The one thing that is good there is the great benefits; discounted school and insurance." (in 406 reviews)
- "Great people to work with and super interesting" (in 243 reviews)
- "Flexible hours and fun to do research" (in 141 reviews)
- "Great connections and coworkers." (in 78 reviews)
- "Great work environment and coworkers." (in 70 reviews)
- "The pay was low and there were often tedious projects to do that didn't seem to have much end value." (in 365 reviews)
- "Long work hours and low salary" (in 150 reviews)
- "Parking is expensive so it is best if you live near campus and can take a bus in." (in 60 reviews)
- "Poor management and organization of labs" (in 45 reviews)
- "The dining hall managers are bad" (in 27 reviews)
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- 3.0Aug 24, 2023IT ProfessionalCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
Great Benefits. Meet Lots of cool people and users around campus. Amazing work and life balance.
Lack of Communication. Procedures and Policies are not concrete and not very well informed to employees.
- 4.0Nov 26, 2016Graduate Research AssistantCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsMinneapolis, MN
Good campus, nice buildings and equipped gym, nice health and dental insurance.
The work/life balance for graduate students is terrible especially in hard sciences such as Physics and Astronomy. There is almost no control on the student/advisor interactions. If you're lucky and work with a good advisor then good for you. If faculties doesn't care about their graduate students or can't guide them then the poor student will be blamed for everything.1
- 5.0Jun 26, 2008Web DeveloperCurrent EmployeeMinneapolis, MN
A great laid-back atmosphere. There was undesirable work to do, but it was low stress on loose deadlines. Long lunches at nearby restaurants are very nice. It's a government job, so once you're out of probation it's next to impossible to be fired if you're competent. There weren't many secrets in my department and the larger organization was very transparent and communicated well. It's possible to set expectations and have a very decent work life balance (even while on-call 24/7... if you're good).
The bureaucracy can be very annoying. Salaries are 30% lower than the technology job average.
- 4.0Oct 15, 2017Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Very flexible with hours and having a work life balance
Often get stuck in one way of thinking and has a very decentralized organization that often causes confusion on responsibilities.1
- 4.0Oct 10, 2022Graduate Research AssistantCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsMinneapolis, MN
Graduate Assistant Health Care plan is absolutely fantastic and affordable. Research opportunities can be amazing depending on department and professor.
Work life balance can be miserable depending on department and professor.
- 3.0Jul 22, 2022Veterinary Technician SupervisorCurrent Employee
Work with variety of animals, complicated cases, and advanced diagnostics. High standard of care.
24/7 environment. Poor staff morale. On call expectations. High turnover. Lack of support from administration for work/life balance and family life.
- 4.0Dec 17, 2022Research Project SpecialistCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsMinneapolis, MN
Good benefits, particularly employer retirement contributions
Work environment and work/life balance greatly depends on department