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University of North Dakota Reviews

Updated January 8, 2018
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Pros
  • Good benefits and competitive pay (3% pay increase guaranteed) (in 7 reviews)

  • Great work environment, good pay, health insurance covered by the school, set your own hours (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Negative climate due to budget cuts, and nickname change (in 5 reviews)

  • Also, pretty low pay (but it's still above minimum so not much to complain about) (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great Support for Student Employees"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours
    Supported students academic goals
    Willingness to train and mentor students in career goals
    Easy jobs

    Cons

    Low wages
    Most places were understaffed
    Hard to get enough hours to sustain a living without working at multiple places


  2. "Life as a Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Grand Forks, ND
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Grand Forks, ND
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Certain faculty members provide excellent feedback and adequate time to complete work. These often include meeting weekly or biweekly to discuss improvements to research and discussion of follow up procedures in research.

    Cons

    One major downside is that professors are people too. They have other obligations and they have a notorious tendency to slinky through the semester. Being hypervigilant and useful in the first few weeks of the semester. Then taking a back seat role with little communication or aid. Then when they feel the semester is nearing a close they present a significant amount of work. This effect has been observed with multiple of my colleagues and across multiple graduate departments.

    Advice to Management

    I do not know if the faculty are too busy or if the expectations are too high. The reason is not important. What is important is when faculty are unable to perform all duties assigned, the students suffer and have to take on more time in school when they could be getting a job. Focus on your purpose which is to educate and then let your students go into the real world and try out what they learned. Don't hold students academically hostage.

  3. "Good Atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of North Dakota part-time

    Pros

    Good atmosphere to work in, most of the time.

    Cons

    Sometimes politics can interfere with learning.


  4. "Great Atmosphere"

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

    I have been working at University of North Dakota part-time

    Pros

    Great flexibility for students employees

    Cons

    Steep learning curve but is once enough experience is gained


  5. "My experience was very good with my professors in the Engineering Department."

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Grand Forks, ND
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Grand Forks, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    When I worked here I graded papers and tests and did research for the University. I learned a lot during my research and I was able to do almost anything I wanted for my research which was great.

    Cons

    My job at the University has very few cons. However, there were multiple times while attending UND I was forgotten for scholarships that I had won. I lost over 15,000 dollars worth of scholarships because my name was missed or not added to a list.

    Advice to Management

    Keep helping your students when they need help.


  6. "UND Aerospace Foundation PHX"

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

    I have been working at University of North Dakota full-time

    Pros

    Great family work environment. Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Managed from a distance. Decisions sometimes take time.

    Advice to Management

    Site visits more often will aid in understanding site.


  7. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Grand Forks, ND
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Grand Forks, ND

    I have been working at University of North Dakota part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good environment for learning. quiet and peaceful place to work.

    Cons

    Lengthy hours. depends on the research

  8. "Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of North Dakota full-time

    Pros

    Interacting with undergraduate students was fun and rewarding.
    The professors are very knowledgeable and they enjoy helping when they can.
    Weekly seminars are usually interesting and meeting the speakers is also informative.

    Cons

    Preparing graduate students for an industry career was not a priority for the department

    Advice to Management

    Find industry connections so that students can practice working with companies
    Make more collaborations for students to practice teamworking skills
    Require students to learn department instruments even if not necessary for their research
    Require a course on polymers including analytical techniques
    Require a course on pharma/medicinal chemistry


  9. "Salad Bar Prep Dining Centre"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of North Dakota part-time

    Pros

    Can have lunch breaks at the dining centre

    Cons

    Schedule times sometimes conflicted with flight lesson times

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Generally good place to work until your department gets gutted"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Grand Forks, ND
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Grand Forks, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at University of North Dakota part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working around classwork
    Laid back atmosphere
    Generally good mid-level management

    Cons

    Upper management makes the worst financial decisions

    Advice to Management

    Stop gutting vital programmes with federal requirements and obligations in order to fund bizarre construction and school spirit initiatives.


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