A typical day at work consists of answering multiple line phone, transferring calls accordingly, scheduling meetings, reserving rooms for faculty, place catering orders as needed, give building tours, distributing mail, keeping the work rooms stocked, and any other job duties as assigned.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the people. The faculty and staff are wonderful and the students are always friendly and very respectful.
Was offered a temporary position with the misconception that when the contract ended the position would be modified then offered as a full time position. Instead the position was made into two seperate part time postions
The University is an effecient and respected place of employment.
My supervisor was not present or approachable and provided no oversight or training on the position
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Memphis, TN – May 7, 2017
The university of Memphis is a renowned institution in Tennessee. I had to build tools to support the research projects and also used my expertise in Computer science to suggest improvements for more efficient solutions.
LINE COOK/PREP COOK (Former Employee) – Memphis, TN – May 1, 2017
Typical day at work, I would come in and immediately have to start preparing the meal of the day, even tho i did my prep the day before. the day shift would use the night shifts prep. Management did not care how they treated the employees, nor did they get out and help when needed.
Large public university with many types of employment. Benefits are average, salaries vary depending on type of position. Raises only occur annually across the board and are typically a 1 to 2 percent increase.
I ensure that students swipe in when they enter the dorms. I learned that you have to be nice no matter what type of day you have. I love the interaction. The hardest part of the job is when your shift hours are during the day.
Graduate Research assistant (Current Employee) – Memphis, TN – April 18, 2017
I learned development skills, management skills. UoM provides very good training for project specific skills and it was great experience to work for such a big organization. Training and skill enhancement sessions(apart from curriculum) provided by organization helped a lot to enhance the working skills
Clerk (Former Employee) – Memphis, TN – April 6, 2017
A typical day at work was relaxed and slow paced most of the time. I would sit at my desk and answer phone calls, process transcripts, send emails, run errands and assist students with the transcript process.
You are able to do school work while you work. This job put your schooling first. Fun work environment. The boss actually cares about her workers. Not much goes on such as fights, arguments and things with the residents.
Human Resources Training Manager (Former Employee) – Memphis, TN – March 13, 2017
The University of Memphis can be a very good company to work for...especially, if you are politically driven. If you cannot handle the office/organization's politics and the possibility of working hard and MAY not be supported because of your actions of integrity, etc., this might not be the best company for you.
Housekeeping/Maintenance (Former Employee) – Memphis, TN – March 13, 2017
Keeping ur surroundings beautiful and functioning properly is mandatory at the U of M.Sports facilities. Class rooms etc must be kept at a high level.A fun work Environment with. Opportunity to Succeed
Working as a Lab Attendant on campus is probably one of the best student employment opportunities to pursue if you're looking for part-time work on campus. A typical day at work includes assisting students in the use of Windows-based PCs or Apple iMac computers or both depending on the lab. You are there basically to supervise and to answer questions about how to use programs on the computers, report technical malfunctions, and restock paper, ink cartridges, staples, etc. Depending on what shift you work, you could also be responsible for opening or closing the lab.
The work environment is very relaxed and the best part of the job is that you often have the free time to get some of your own homework done if no one is in need of assistance!
Management is fairly lax at most labs and student employees are generally given a good amount of independence. The hardest part of the job really depends on your personality and which lab you work in. Obviously, if you're someone who doesn't like talking to people, you may be uncomfortable in this position. Likewise, if you're easily overwhelmed by being around or needing to assist large amounts of people back to back, then you may want to work at a smaller computer lab in one of the humanities' halls. Buildings housing sciences generally have larger labs.
The Tech Hub in the University Center is a great lab to work in because you can take your breaks downstairs at any of the various restaurants if you're hungry. The lab is equipt with several printers, scanners and both Dell PC and Apple iMac workstations and can serve well overmore... 50 students at once. Should you choose to work there, be prepared to be very active and knowledgeable about the lab's policies and services because people, especially the crowds of freshman, will ask you tons of questions!less
Easy and fun job, relaxed environment, great customer service experience opportunity, decent pay
Assistant Director of Operations (Current Employee) – Memphis, TN – February 9, 2017
No two days are the same and that is the best part. I learn new things about the NCAA everyday. The work culture is very diverse. I have learned a lot about women's basketball. My main sport is women's volleyball.