University of Miami Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
156 Reviews

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156 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The UM is a reputable institution and has a beautiful campus (in 13 reviews)

  • beautiful weather, lovely people, and just an overall great work environment (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of opportunities to grow and promotion (in 4 reviews)

  • No room for growth, poor pay, no incentives to excel (in 6 reviews)

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    Teaching Assistant

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Miami, FL (US)

    I have been working at University of Miami part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great professors and students to work with. Nice campus. Compensation is good although the living expense here in Miami is also high.

    Cons

    I spend most of the time on Marine campus, which is about 10 miles away from the main campus. Sometimes it feels like just a research center instead of university. It is good for research, but meanwhile feels like segregated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Coral Gables, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coral Gables, FL (US)

    I worked at University of Miami as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    It's great to work at your Alma Mater in a department of your interest

    Cons

    Employee benefits, such as parking, could be handled better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open door policy to listen to any advice, no matter how small

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Miami

    Pros

    nice people that i worked with

    Cons

    no cons to articulate at this time

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    IT is a stable place with benefits and opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Associate/Lab Manager  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Associate/Lab Manager in Miami, FL (US)

    I have been working at University of Miami full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There is room for growth.

    Cons

    The University has to work on it's Culture and values.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Fun place

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    Former Employee - Camp Counselor  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Camp Counselor in Miami, FL (US)

    I worked at University of Miami as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Enjoyed working at summer camp

    Cons

    There was none. It was a great place to work :')

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great for student employment, if you find the right place.

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant  in  Coral Gables, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Coral Gables, FL (US)

    I have been working at University of Miami part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Student assistant jobs allow you to make money without having to schedule your classes around your job - it's the other way around.
    Good for office experience.
    Supervisors in individual offices are usually very kind.

    Cons

    Student assistant pay, especially in the beginning, is very low.
    HR can sometimes be difficult to deal with.
    The usual problems associated with dealing with faculty.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A handful of untenured faculty at first job

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    Current Employee - Professor  in  Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Professor in Cincinnati, OH (US)

    I have been working at University of Miami for more than a year

    Pros

    location location location location location

    Cons

    faculty faculty faculty faculty faculty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't just refurbish un-tenured faculty

  9.  

    Good University

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    Current Employee - PhD Student  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Miami, FL (US)

    I have been working at University of Miami full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I spent two year there for my PHD program. The professors are very good. Most of them are graduated from top 20 universities and good at their own research area. The classes are quiet small.

    Cons

    The program is quiet small, which makes you are the focus of the professors. Sometimes, that is pretty annoying. However, I still love the university and professors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Beautiful city, beautiful people

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Miami, FL (US)

    I worked at University of Miami full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The culture is wonderful, the atmosphere is beautiful, its easy to fall in love with Miami. The professors are great and are really down to earth. The campus is beautiful and has a diverse array of students, faculty and staff. The research is leading and cutting edge.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is difficult as a graduate student but many find time to do the things they want to do. A disciplined work ethic will take you far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great opportunity for student employment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Miami part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I worked at the UM Rathskeller, the on campus restaurant/bar. Some pros were that it was super convenient to have a job on campus, I loved the people that I worked with, and the upper management were understanding and sympathetic about school-related schedule conflicts.

    Cons

    The work itself wasn't that fun. Some customers were difficult to deal with. There wasn't much training for the job - I was thrown in there and expected to know what to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more training!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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