University of Minnesota Employee Reviews

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Intellectually challenging
GRAD 8102, Practicum for Future faculty Internship (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNFebruary 3, 2016
My internship involved lecturing to several classes of music students about the Schillinger System of Musical Composition, and how it can be utilized in music medicine and music therapy settings.

The experience validated the importance of the material I presented and increased my confidence in my ability to successfully delivery the data.

Professors were very supportive, as were the students.

The hardest part of the job was finding a parking place.

The most enjoyable part of the experience was receiving positive feedback from the students and professors involved in the classes.
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Fun place to work
Student Development Representative (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNJanuary 31, 2016
I learned a lot of people skills here, really fun place to work and make money while going to school, I would definitely recommend it.
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Great escape from hectic studies
Student Custodian (Part-time) (Current Employee) –  Yudof Residential Hall, Minneapolis, MNJanuary 15, 2016
Assignments are not easy but relaxing compared to studies, met new friends from different countries here.
Usual work tasks include vacuuming, trash cleaning.
Cleans rooms and room flip over during semester breaks.
Perform cleaning projects such as carpet cleaning using machinery included carpet extractor and carpet buffer.
Pros
Good co-workers and management
Cons
Can be exhausting during semester breaks
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No direction
Project Associate (Current Employee) –  Morris, MNJanuary 8, 2016
Great place to work if you are faculty or considered a professional in your field. Not so good if you are staff. No ability for staff to gain promotions only lateral movies within departments.
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Great atmosphere and flexible work schedules
Student custodian (Current Employee) –  Morris, MNJanuary 2, 2016
The office of residential life for UMM has been a great work experience for me. My employers and fellow employees are very understandable about work schedules for students, single parents, workers with mental health needs, etc. If someone is sick and unable to make it in to work everyone is willing and able to come together and share extra work duty so everyone is able to go home on time. Training and safety is taken very seriously and handled with great care. Everyone is required to attend all trainings that are relevant and applicable to specific equipment and job positions within the university.
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Adequate breaks, friendly atmosphere, employee appreciation events
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Good place to do research
Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNDecember 20, 2015
UMN provides post-docs with excellent resources for signal processing and machine learning research. The requirements are high so people must work hard in digital technology center.
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Revolving door at the top
Patient Relations Manager (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNDecember 14, 2015
Leadership changes lead to quite a change in culture. This has since been corrected, but during my time there, they did "more with less" to the point it was unhealthy.
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Good place to work/gain an education
REUSE PROGRAM STUDENT EMPLOYEE (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNDecember 12, 2015
Provides many opportunities for its students to acquire job positions around campus that provide flexible hours to facilitate studying and schoolwork completion.
Pros
Great co-workers
Cons
Lower than average pay
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Productive place
Postdoctoral Researcher (Current Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNDecember 8, 2015
People motivated to translate the discoveries from the science bench to applied field.
The university has great structure and human resources to develop and innovate in several areas.
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good for fresh phd
Postdoctoral Research Associate (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MNDecember 7, 2015
Good location where you can find nice work/life balance. Especially, you are a sports fan. You can find Vikings, Twins, Wilds, and Timberwolves here.
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Instructors have little job security
Instructor (Former Employee) –  Duluth, MNDecember 6, 2015
Master's level Instructors have little job security and at the "mercy" of the tenured faculty in terms of scheduling and course offerings.
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Provides a good balance of classroom and industry experience
Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNDecember 3, 2015
Workplace provides challenging and rewarding projects to work on. It has given me the unique opportunity to work with various outside companies while at the same time going to school and performing research for the University.
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Insecure job for P&A emplotees
external relations (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MNDecember 1, 2015
Excellent work/balance
Different to utilize professional dev services

There are many different types of employment and awareness of the types and benefits associated with each type is important when accepting a position
Pros
work/life balance
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Great Lab work place
Volunteer Lab Assistant (Former Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNNovember 9, 2015
I learned many techniques from volunteering at one of the environmental science labs in the University of Minnesota. The Professor and post-docs were all more than willing to accept my volunteer and help me learn how to assist them in research.
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Difficult
office manager (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNNovember 5, 2015
Staff not treated appropriately in my previous work area. HR involved, but no satisfactory outcome. Integrity is questionable in certain adminstrators. Students are amazing.
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Typical Graduate School Experience
Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNNovember 5, 2015
Long hours and interesting science. Able to do what you want and explore your interests. Friendly co-workers and staff.
Pros
Healthcare
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large organization
Human Resources Manager (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNNovember 4, 2015
Like most places, there are good people to work for and some not so good. Many great people, but a few really bad apples. Compensation is lower, but benefits are greater than many places.
Pros
benefits
Cons
too large
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Good place to work
Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNNovember 4, 2015
I left because of a particular department and the management. It was not a good atmosphere, but I came back to the University because I was always proud to work at the University of Minnesota. My current department is so much better!
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Higher Education
Supervisor of Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Duluth, MNOctober 29, 2015
The University of Minnesota Duluth is an equal opportunity employer and educator, located in Duluth Minnesota on the hill overlooking Lake Superior. The University of Minnesota Duluth offers a number of programs and degrees to both graduate and undergraduate students.
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communication disaster
postdoc (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNOctober 15, 2015
The communication between administration and staff is poor to nonexistent. Promises are regularly broken and even keeping an email record won't protect you.
Pros
good health insurance
Cons
lack of communication, administration
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