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Updated February 20, 2017
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  • Due to declining enrollment and budget cuts, the faculty are having to take on larger class sizes and staff is worried about layoffs (in 12 reviews)

  • Frequently a fight to maintain benefits for the graduate students (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great folks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Missouri part-time

    Pros

    Friendly work environment
    Close to campus buildings

    Cons

    Keep up the good work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  2. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Missouri part-time

    Pros

    Friendly people, organized work structure, and flexible management.

    Cons

    An abundance of red tape.


  3. "Office Support Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Missouri full-time

    Pros

    Great location and benefits. There are lots of opportunities if you are willing to look for them. The support system and the health benefits are top notch.

    Cons

    It's hard to work for a company that does not support its employees and generally overworks them. Often employee positions are not filled when they open up and their work now falls on those left in the office.

    Advice to Management

    Look for ways to improve morale while still maintaining a tight budget. Just because the budget must be cut doesn't mean that the employees need to be unhappy.


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  5. "Undergraduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Missouri part-time

    Pros

    Fair money for the easy work.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  6. "Great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Research Specialist in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Research Specialist in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health benefits are fantastic.
    I have flexibility in my lab.
    I enjoy the people I work with.

    Cons

    Funding has and will continue to be tight, which makes me worry about my job.
    Lots of bureaucratic nonsense.
    Pay is pretty low, even for public sector.
    Very difficult to get hired on.


  7. "University of Missouri-Kansas City"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work, flexible hours to work

    Cons

    Very less number of hours given for students


  8. "RA Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Missouri part-time

    Pros

    Friendly people, Good working environment, Lots of Things to learn

    Cons

    opportunities limited, only 10 hours offered


  9. "Ellis Library is A Great and Quiet Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    VERY friendly staff. My coworkers made me feel at home at Special Collections. The jobs you do there differ greatly and sometimes present challenging opportunities to learn new things. And they truly have amazing collections that anyone would find something of a particular interest!

    Cons

    Might be extremely quiet and then the day might go very slow. Also, again, assignments differ greatly, so you might end up helping taping boxes all day long, or assisting with dumping water from the air conditioning system in the toilet.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up great work!


  10. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Missouri part-time

    Pros

    good place to learn and work

    Cons

    nothing as such. I have not found any.


  11. "Graduate researcher in Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Columbia, MO

    I have been working at University of Missouri part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The University is located within walking distance of downtown Columbia and the cost of living in the area is among the cheapest in the nation (although housing rates have been increasing lately)

    Cons

    The Engineering department does not currently guarantee stipends to PhD students. Your income is entirely dependent upon whether your immediate advisor has sufficient funding to cover your stipend. You also will likely graduate without any teaching experience, so good luck applying for positions in academia.

    Advice to Management

    Guarantee PhD students a nationally competitive stipend in exchange for teaching introductory courses. This will free up your tenured faculty to teach meaningful courses and perform research.



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