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Job Satisfaction

Satisfaction with Work

This graph is based on responses to statements that assessed staff's satisfaction with work, such as "Work gives a sense of accomplishment, is satisfying, is challenging."

The results appear to show that a majority of staff across all four campuses are very satisfied with work. It is worth noting that satisfaction with work is reported to be slightly lower among bargaining unit staff compared to those from other job classifications.

Satisfaction with Work by Campus

Satisfaction with Work by Campus

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Satisfaction with Work by Employee Group

Satisfaction with Work by Employee Group

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Satisfaction with Promotion

This graph is based on responses to statements that assessed staff's satisfaction with promotion opportunities, such as "good chance for promotion, unfair promotion policy, promotion of ability."

Overall, satisfaction with promotion was low across all four campuses. Bargaining unit employees showed the lowest satisfaction compared to those from other job classifications.

Satisfaction with Promotion by Campus

Satisfaction with Promotion by Campus

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Satisfaction with Promotion by Employee Group

Satisfaction with Promotion by Employee Group

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Satisfaction with Coworkers

This graph is based on responses to statements that assessed staff's satisfaction with their coworkers, such as "The majority of the people I work with are helpful, intelligent, responsible."

Overall, staff were very satisfied with their coworkers across all four campuses and job classifications.

Satisfaction with Coworkers by Campus

Satisfaction with Coworkers by Campus

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Satisfaction with Coworkers by Employee Group

Satisfaction with Coworkers by Employee Group

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Satisfaction with Supervisor

This graph is based on responses to statements that assessed staff's satisfaction with their supervisors, such as "praises good work, tactful, up-to-date."

Overall, staff were generally satisfied with their supervisors.

Satisfaction with Supervisor by Campus

Satisfaction with Supervisor by Campus

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Satisfaction with Supervisor by Employee Group

Satisfaction with Supervisor by Employee Group

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Overall Job Satisfaction

Staff were asked to select the face that best described how they typically feel as an indicator of their overall job satisfaction.

A majority of staff across all four campuses and job classifications reported fairly high levels of job satisfaction. Specifically, the staff on the Morris campus and bargaining unit employees reported somewhat lower than average levels of overall job satisfaction, while staff on the Crookston campus reported slightly higher than average levels of overall job satisfaction.

  Face #1 (Large Smile) Face #1 (Large Smile) Face #1 (Large Smile) Face #1 (Large Smile) Face #1 (Large Smile)
University-wide 26% 44% 19% 9% 3%
Crookston 40% 45% 15% 0% 0%
Duluth 32% 42% 16% 7% 4%
Morris 26% 44% 14% 10% 6%
Twin Cities 26% 44% 19% 8% 3%
Bargaining Unit 24% 40% 22% 10% 4%
Civil Service 24% 46% 18% 8% 3%
P & A Staff 32% 43% 16% 7% 2%

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Would you recommend employment at the University to a friend?

A majority (70%) of staff reported that they would recommend the University as an employer.

Would Recommend Employment at U of MN to a Friend

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If I were doing it again, I would accept a position at the University.

Almost 80% of staff would seek employment with the University again.

Would Accept Another Position at the University

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