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University of Miami Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2014
University of Miami – “KSV Langmuir Mini Trough”

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3.6 147 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala

Donna E. Shalala

(81 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Beautiful city, beautiful people

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

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsWork-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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great opportunity for student employment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementGive more training!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    UHealth System NOT in good health

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Miami, FL (US)

    ProsPrivate Company supported by Philanthropy.....will not go out of business

    ConsUHealth & Miller School lacks LEADERSHIP. Ethically challenged......dishonest to the board.... The C-Suite executives have NO vision or leadership skills - they have big egos and collect massive paychecks. They don't lead nor make decisions with any consensus. Employee morale is lower than low. Benefits no longer set them apart from other employers. Employees do NOT feel valued. Used to be the BEST place to work!!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange at the top - - from the President down to all the of C-Suite executives at UHealth & Miller school. Value your employees, you are losing competitive advantage for your employees and patients. Compensate employees appropriately.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    working and salary

    Research Associate II (Former Employee) Miami, FL (US)

    ProsGreat work place and nice to live, Good fellow, Benefit is so good. not too much working

    ConsSalary is not good. low

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Wonderful!

    Senior Staff Assistant (Former Employee) Miami, FL (US)

    ProsIt was a very friendly atmosphere

    ConsI thought I was underpaid,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Research Intern at the Institute to Cure Paralysis

    Research Associate I (Current Employee) Miami, FL (US)

    ProsGreat work environment. Everyone in my lab was friendly, worked well together, and was dedicated to their job.

    ConsWorking in the downtown Miami area means there's a lot of traffic, but other than that the location was great

     

    very pleasant

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosthe working environment is very pleasant and have a great work life balance, The weather and the location are also good reasons to work here.

    ConsThe salary is competitive to other entry level jobs but there is more space to raise.

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    Run fast

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTuition benefits are great if you need an undergraduate degree, graduate degrees become very pricey

    Cons1. Poor Leadership
    2. Poor managers are permitted to stay beyond their time and thus create toxic environments
    3. Salaries border on slave wages

    Advice to Senior ManagementReevaluate salary bands, and really analyze managers to see if they truly are successful or merely creating smoke and mirrors

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Life of Graduate Assistant

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

    Pros1. Have enough time to plan for rest of career.

    Cons1. Slow pace progress.
    2. No appreciation.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Student work study

    Intern (Current Employee) Miami, FL (US)

    ProsThe culture in the lab was extremely laid back and the schedule was very flexible. You could take a day off whenever you needed.

    ConsMachines would break down causing you to rerun samples over and over. Project goals would change that would benefit some but leave others with barely any work hours for a whole semester.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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