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University of Missouri Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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  • Currently going through budget cuts (in 13 reviews)

  • Frequently a fight to maintain benefits for the graduate students (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Leadership On All Fronts"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    There are many fine professional individuals working on behalf of the university. Poorly acknowledged on a campus where faculty and leadership offer no support or respect for the efforts of non-academic professionals, many dedicated fundraisers and administrative leaders continue to work on behalf of local students striving to achieve the dream of higher education.

    Cons

    Although the need for a strong commuter campus is clear to those living within the metropolitan area, the faculty arrogance and the leadership from Chancellor to Chairs is sadly lost in ego. Dollars are appropriated for vanity faculty projects for leader's spouses and/or favored few faculty and the fundraising leadership follows along this unethical path without comment. Ultimately one is asked to obtain philanthropic dollars from the community at an unrealistic rate, to be spent in an unethical manner.

    Advice to Management

    Come down from the ivory tower and treat you capus professionals with respect. Include these individuals in your planning and actually listen to their comments.


  2. "The University treats graduate students like cheap labor rather than trainees"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Columbia, MO
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Columbia Missouri is a very nice, affordable place to live. The University does have an excellent selection of learning opportunities.

    Cons

    I have seen many graduate students exploited by their "mentors" as cheap technical labor. These mentors often make no effort to move the student toward gradation, and instead slow the student down as to keep them in the lab for a couple of extra years.

    Advice to Management

    Institute policies to ensure that all graduate students are steadily progressing toward a degree.

  3. "Arrogance, harassment, nastiness, lying, attempting to steal $$$ from students in a bad economy!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at University of Missouri full-time

    Pros

    the students are kind and helping them is satisfying

    Cons

    No resources, cheap & tyrannical administration, do it yourself atmosphere that borders on crazy (like "paint your own office so we don't have to get union labor involved")

    Advice to Management

    grow up and stop trying to control everyone who works there


  4. "Patient Service Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Missouri full-time

    Pros

    They have extremely great benefits

    Cons

    If you do no keep your mouth shut and just do your job, you will get pushed out and it's almost impossible to fight them

    Advice to Management

    What comes around goes around.


  5. "Poor trajectory"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Faculty and students are outstanding.

    Cons

    The administration is stripping the budget to line its own pockets. This institution will not survive another 20 years.


  6. "Peer Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Compensated with room and meal plan, you meet great people, and you get to print things for free from the RAP office

    Cons

    Several Hall Coordinators are awful to work with, Peer Advisors aren't compensated extra for having to teach your FIG, compensation per hour worked actually adds up to less than minimum wage.

    Advice to Management

    Standardize your practices across the different res halls so everyone involved knows what to expect, and make sure your PAs are compensated better than CAs!


  7. "disgruntled grad student"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Columbia, MO
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Missouri (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice campus. People in my department were friendly

    Cons

    Ongoing disbutes between graduate students and university leaders.

  8. "Director of Event Services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Missouri full-time

    Pros

    great health benefits, well at least it started out that way

    Cons

    benefits are chipped away in financial struggle, raise freeze for all but 2 years of my 15 year tenure, security in your job however that is true for all employees regardless of job performance which makes getting the job done for those who care about the job difficult

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the employees who invest n the organization and cut the dead weight and things will run much smoother and morale will improve greatly.


  9. "great staff, upper management hard to work for"

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

    I have been working at University of Missouri full-time

    Pros

    Great staff and team to work with

    Cons

    Tough boss to work for


  10. "Lost Organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of Missouri full-time

    Pros

    Furthering Higher Education, Great Healthcare Benefits

    Cons

    Low Pay, Poor Leadership, Threatening Environment, Not Strategic, Secretive

    Advice to Management

    Create an open-door policy, bring more constituents to the actual decision making table, watch out for your interim HR leadership.


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