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University of Miami Reviews

Updated 22 October 2014
Updated 22 October 2014
172 Reviews
3.8
172 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good people, flexible hours, great environment, cutting edge technology, good benefits (in 15 reviews)

  • The UM is a reputable institution and has a beautiful campus (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Lack of opportunities to grow and promotion (in 5 reviews)

  • Not the best feedback and room for growth (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Laid Back Job

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

    I have been working at University of Miami part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Laid Back job where you can do homework

    Cons

    Personal Growth and promotions, Management is good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is good

  2.  

    A good place to establish collaborative relationships to develop new science

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant

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

    Pros

    The weather, the culture is relaxed yet progressive; faculty members are very accessible, understanding and approachable; the ability to establish collaborative research studies are endless with the UM School of Medicine as well as Bascom Palmer Eye Institute; work-life balance is good

    Cons

    Not much really wrong with this institution; management can be cliquish at times; weather is unpredictable

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good university to work for - sometimes too political.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Miami, FL (US)

    I have been working at University of Miami full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The hours were pretty good, most people left around 5 or 6pm, and you can't beat the location of Miami.

    Cons

    They may you pay for things like parking. The vacation policy is pretty standard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a more flexible work at home policy or maternity leave policy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful enriching experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Miami, FL (US)

    I have been working at University of Miami part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -location if you're a student
    -good pay
    -flexible hours

    Cons

    Not very much growth, however it's a great part time while in school

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I tutored at the academic services, was very rewarding experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tutor
    Current Employee - Tutor

    I have been working at University of Miami part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, on campus job, fair pay, communication skills. great way of reasserting your knowledge, helping fellow students is very encouraging

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to be very patient to and be willing to start from high school level to actually teach college level course reviews

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very helpful, willing to help you all the time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Like anywhere there are Pros and Cons, the Pros outweighed the Cons.

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

    I worked at University of Miami full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tuition Remission, Medical Benefits, Strong Network of Alumni, There are quite a few star staff members who are willing to mentor

    Cons

    Sometime gets too political, many are looking out for themselves first, so make sure you do what you need to do to keep you and your work protected from those who are trying to make themselves look better. A lot of red tape to get things done. Everyone needs everyone else's approval before action is taken.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    First, find out who your star employees are and keep them, don't reward those who are playing the political game best... in the department I worked in there was a gentleman that has been at the university for 20+ years and I have no idea how he has been able to keep a job as good as he has for as long as he has, other than by playing the system... he honestly isn't that strong of an employee.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Respectable academic institution

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Miami, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, especially health benefits. Good culture, and great climate if you like warm temperatures all year around. Respectable academic institution for undergraduate and graduate students. UM has a good pool of well-known researchers

    Cons

    Salaries are quite low compared to other institutions, and it's very difficult to get raises and promotions. There are not that many opportunities to grow in most departments.
    In another note, the bureaucracy is ridiculously slow.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fair and Considerate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Coral Gables, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Coral Gables, FL (US)

    I have been working at University of Miami full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good leaders; great people; amazing teamwork focus

    Cons

    Not the best feedback and room for growth

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Hazardous Materials technician

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    Former Employee - Hazardous Materials Technician in Miami, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Hazardous Materials Technician in Miami, FL (US)

    I worked at University of Miami full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work for its environment, the people and the benefits are phenomenal.

    Cons

    Pay is usually US$ 10,000 lower than comparative industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not believe too much the administration, they tend to be politically correct and if they want your business there will not be so much diplomacy and will be a straight forward deal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Writer in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Writer in Miami, FL (US)

    I have been working at University of Miami full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    UM offers pretty good benefits, especially if you or a family member wants to take classes there--you can save thousands of dollars through tuition remission.

    Cons

    Like most universities, it is highly bureaucratic and slow to adopt change. Also, it seems like they're trying to prevent people from advancing or moving within the University--HR has instituted policies that make it very hard to apply to other departments, which severely disadvantage employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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