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University of Miami Reviews

Updated 26 February 2015
Updated 26 February 2015
208 Reviews
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208 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, especially health 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.  

    Large academic environment with many areas of employment.

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Miami, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, salary ok, easy to transfer within the institution. Room for growth. Educational benefits are very good for those looking to gain a degree through their employer.

    Cons

    Can be challenging environment to succeed in depending on where you work. Very political environment. Hard to make changes with the structure due to multiple layers of leadership. Somewhat stuck in old thinking, or the "we've always done it that way" mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote thought on ways to make the system better, and break out of the top down management mentality. Diversity should be rewarded instead of penalized. Look from within and find those who should advance. Rethink the salary structure compared to your competitors and the expensive cost of living in South Florida.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Undergraduate student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Miami

    Pros

    great school environment, moderate academic level, good community involvement

    Cons

    some of the professors are not really responsible, the ranking of the school is relatively low

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Assistant

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

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

    Pros

    People are great, the students are wonderful. I really like the corp culture.

    Cons

    Just stay away from drama and be professional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I have enjoyed my time here. The pay is on the lower end but the benefits are really quite good.

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    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Miami, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment with many opportunities for professional development at the beginning of your career. Great health care benefits.

    Cons

    Slow to advance and when advanced only given a percentage increase of your salary. Difficult to advance salary in a meaningful way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great opportunity to expand my abilities and education. I felt I gained the skills to excel. I we constantly challenged

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Miami

    Pros

    Room for growth; great team; flexible schedule; incredible benefits; excellent networking with other disciplines; constantly challenged in positive ways

    Cons

    Temporary position during a holiday break

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Flexible scheduling with exceptional management

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    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor in Coral Gables, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor in Coral Gables, FL (US)

    I have been working at University of Miami

    Pros

    Friendly work atmosphere with a beautiful campus to work at. Facilities are top of the line and provide all necessary equipment and training.

    Cons

    Communication between departments and within departments is lacking in many areas. Some staff members do not take the time to learn the basics of other areas of business which leads to sometimes poor customer service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a more comprehensive training program to better inform employees of other aspects of business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Reservations Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Miami

    Pros

    Great family feel for all work study employees. The U really cares about its students.

    Cons

    No parking. Other than that, great!

  9.  

    I worked at the UM Architecture Library while I was a student. It was a great place to work with flexible hours.

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

    I worked at University of Miami

    Pros

    My hourly pay was increased each semester that I continued to work at the library. There were only two full-time employees of the library but they were great to work with and the rest of the employees were students.

    Cons

    Although it increased with each semester, the pay was still not very high. However, it was enough to live on as a student.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Graduate Student, Humanities

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of top-notch, productive, publishing, creative people in the Humanities faculty. Some will be better at teaching than others. Lots of money, lots of resources. Administration is not a fan of the Humanities (None of the Deans are, themselves, Humanities profs), so expect financial cutbacks and shrinking of resources.

    Cons

    Job Prospects: A problem with the Humanities is that, those who are faculty now got their jobs probably before the Higher Ed Crisis, meaning, they don't know about the bleak job market, and so don't truly prepare you for it. You have to really prepare not to become an Academic with your PhD, and instead go into what is called "alternative academic" careers.

    Climate: As UM moves to more of a coporate model, it will become more and more of a cutthroat environment: grad student against grad student, faculty in it for themselves. If you are a competitive type, channel those instincts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    uh, academics are famously not open to "advice."

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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