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University of Missouri Reviews

Updated 18 August 2014
Updated 18 August 2014
217 Reviews

4.0
217 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Graduate Assistant

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

    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
  2.  

    Comprehensive.

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

    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
  3.  

    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)

    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
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    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)

    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
  6.  

    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)

    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
  7.  

    Great experience with Mizzou

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to be able to learn

    Cons

    A bit of a superiority complex within organization

  8.  

    University System is a Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Retirement Specialist  in  Columbia, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Retirement Specialist in Columbia, MO (US)

    Pros

    The section of the University System that I worked in had great co-workers. Everyone is polite and friendly. The University provides great benefits as well. There are opportunities for job growth and advancement. Continued education is encouraged.

    Cons

    Lower pay compared to what you would get working elsewhere, but is made up for with the benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience and opportunity

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Columbia, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Columbia, MO (US)

    Pros

    Gave me the opportunity to do exciting work, meet interesting people, and lead to the contacts that put me on my current career path.

    Cons

    I cant think of any worth mentioning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good school to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They have a lot of departments

    Cons

    Non, typical state university. I have a great advisor who is well funded which makes things nice

  11.  

    It was good!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It was good experience. The staff is really good and helps you whenever required. There is always an autonomy to work.

    Cons

    It gets difficult sometimes to work along with your course work.

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