University of Minnesota Employee Reviews about "umn"

Updated Oct 29, 2021

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Pros
  • "Stable longer term employment with great benefits(in 194 reviews)

  • "Flexible work environment with strong administrative support(in 141 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Very challenging program with low pay(in 135 reviews)

  • "Cold winters of Minnesota; very quite city(in 59 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      resources

      Oct 29, 2021 - Postdoctoral Fellow 
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      Pros

      UMN has many computational resources

      Cons

      Recently many crime reported around campus

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Inclusive

      Oct 18, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      UMN has been an inclusive and supportive university to work for.

      Cons

      Like many large institutions, there is a lot of red tape. A successful individual will learn how to navigate the university's democracy to enact positive change.

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Some positions are massively underpaid

      Oct 10, 2021 - Student Developer 
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      Pros

      Convenient for UMN students. A few positions are well compensated. My job was paid very well.

      Cons

      Most student positions are metaphorically criminally underpaid. Since the university is on state property rather than a part of Minneapolis, they are not subject to the minimum wage of Minneapolis and are instead subject to the Minnesota minimum wage. Also, housing and other expenses in the area are much greater than most parts of Minneapolis. These two factors together make a pretty scummy employment strategy.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Great student support, not great staff support

      Aug 6, 2021 - Academic Advisor in Minneapolis, MN
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      Pros

      UMN is fun to work for, the students are great, it is a big 10 school with a lot of opportunity and people to connect with.

      Cons

      They pay is not equitable for experienced advisors and the promotions are slow or non existent. They stretch you way too thin and then some.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Flexible workplace with great benefits

      Jul 16, 2021 - Program Manager in Minneapolis, MN
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      Pros

      Flexible work environment with strong administrative support. UMN offers great benefits, including highly reduced tuition rates.

      Cons

      Massive organization, one's experience is largely dependent on their unit/department.

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great supervisor, incredible mentor and supportive coworker

      Jun 30, 2021 - Research Assistant 
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      Pros

      I worked as an RA at UMN during my undergrad. The PI who I worked with was super supportive and my coworkers were very helpful.

      Cons

      Really cannot think of any

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great campus and city

      Apr 4, 2021 - Research Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
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      Pros

      Good location. Nice people if you ever heard the term "Minnesota nice". They are indeed nice. The UMN Twin cities campus is huge and really convenient. It is between the two biggest cities of Minnesota. Hence, there are several things to do outside the campus. Of course, it is an unfair comparison if one puts Minneapolis in the table with other big cities like Chicago. However, as a medium-sized city, it is perfect for those who neither like a populous city like New York or in village like Duluth.

      Cons

      The stipend of graduate students depends on the department. Some pay really well like Chemical engineering, some a little bit lower in the salary spectra like Chemistry or Education to the best of my knowledge. Of course, the winter is another thing to complain about. Rather than that, if you are okay with it, the summer and the fall are beautiful.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great place to start your research career

      Feb 23, 2021 - Assistant Professor in Minneapolis, MN
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      Pros

      UMN provides a good research environment and great facilities, especially the Genomics and Imaging centers. Investigators are usually collaborative and there is a strong research community focusing on hematopoietic and cardiovascular disorders, including resources for translational studies.

      Cons

      It is hard to recruit.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Supportive Community at the UMN

      Feb 16, 2021 - Research Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
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      Pros

      The UMN provides all the standard support structures you would expect for Ph.D. programs and research projects. All the faculty and staff will go out of their way to make your life easier.

      Cons

      The winters are too cold.

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great Place

      Dec 22, 2020 - Student Assistant 
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      Pros

      Flexible, self-directed, balanced, and room for promotion

      Cons

      I had no negative experiences working for the UMN

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