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University of Missouri Reviews

Updated 16 September 2014
Updated 16 September 2014
220 Reviews
4.0
220 Reviews
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University of Missouri President Timothy M. Wolfe
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • flexible schedule , great working environment and people (in 16 reviews)

  • Hours are flexible, working with students is very rewarding (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • At times communication with upper management can be difficult due to frequency of travel (in 4 reviews)

  • I don't think this is a con, but you'd have to enjoy living in a small college town to work here (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work as a student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Missouri

    Pros

    Great people depending where you work.

    Cons

    Work on gamedays sometimes, Division among student workers.

  2.  

    Campus IT positions

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    Former Employee - Student Technical Assistant  in  Columbia, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Student Technical Assistant in Columbia, MO (US)

    I worked at University of Missouri part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Employers worked around class schedules very well. I worked for 4 years in different IT departments and all were well ran for the given resources.

    Cons

    During the beginning and end of semesters it is a madhouse almost everywhere. Especially being a student while working can really stretch a person thin.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Suitable environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Missouri full-time

    Pros

    A decent campus with benefits to match - mostly given autonomy to pursue career interests

    Cons

    Salary - few opportunities to advance as merit-based pay is mostly disregarded

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I worked as tutor here.

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    Former Employee - Tutor  in  Columbia, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Tutor in Columbia, MO (US)

    I worked at University of Missouri part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I had flexible hours and a great boss. The work environment was pleasant with computer access and plenty of resources.

    Cons

    The only con that I can think of with my experience working for University of Missouri was that the pay was significantly less than if I had done the work freelance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Positive environment to keep focusing on research!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Columbia, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Columbia, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    Very friendly working environment. The faculties are interested in sharing their knowledges with students unconditionally. Beautiful campus, surrounds with great parks. Easily to keep a balance life.

    Cons

    The payment is highly determine on the advisor's fundings. Sometime lacking of sufficient payment can be a tuff issue to deal with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Graduate Assistant

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Columbia, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Columbia, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    Good location, small town, peaceful environment for academia

    Cons

    Facilities not so good compared to other good Universities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Comprehensive.

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    Current Employee - Advancement Associate  in  Columbia, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Advancement Associate in Columbia, MO (US)

    I have been working at University of Missouri full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Rotate through all areas of fundraising: annual fund, alumni association, scholarships, major gifts, planned giving, donor relations (stewardship), etc.

    Cons

    Not enough work in a day, little oversight, stress of a new 'job' (rotation) every month, busy work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Easiest place to get a minimum-wage job as a student.

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    Former Employee - Student Technical Assistant  in  Columbia, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Student Technical Assistant in Columbia, MO (US)

    I worked at University of Missouri part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    On campus, understands student schedules and workloads, provides "homework jobs"

    Cons

    Limited hours, coworkers are your peers (good and bad), no benefits to part-time workers, bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus series to serve students rather than yourselves. Cut the fat off budgets like unneeded workers and equipment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    PDP STUDENT FACILITATOR

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    Current Employee - Professional Development Class Facilitator  in  Columbia, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Professional Development Class Facilitator in Columbia, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance was great. If you like to speak with different college students on a daily basis, this is a perfect job for you. Everyone in the office/team was more like family instead of colleagues.

    Cons

    Only for Junior/Senior business students at Mizzou.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not the "real world" but a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Office Support Associate  in  Columbia, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Office Support Associate in Columbia, MO (US)

    I have been working at University of Missouri full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits including retirement, time-off leave, and holidays. Depending on the department, it can be a low stress environment. Most people are friendly and want to do a good job.

    Cons

    Raises are rare so always negotiate the highest salary possible. Employees are reviewed annually, but it is difficult to reward good employees with small raises and in many cases no raises. Unfortunately, the only way to get a raise is to have an offer and sometimes they will match to keep you if you are a good employee. Management listens to employees, but seems powerless to enact improvements which often come at a snail's pace. Long-term employees are not valued. New employees without experience are often paid nearly the same as long-term employees. Many employees are burnt out and have little to no incentive to improve or move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees. Trust them to make the right decision. Don't impede progress. Fight for decent raises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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