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Western Michigan University President John M. Dunn
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48 Ratings

    Nothing special here. Lots of hardworking people, also lots of wasted money on useless high-rankers.

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    Current Employee - Staff in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Staff in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Western Michigan University full-time (more than 8 years)


    Jobs are relatively stable, particularly if you mean well. Jobs can vary widely in workload across campus, and I feel most people are, at least, not bored. Half-way decent benefits if you have them. Lots of (somewhat diverse) students, if you like students. I believe most departments are pretty friendly within themselves.


    Very poor top admins who don't trust departments, and don't seem to fight on anyone's behalf except saving money and catering to student-appeal projects instead of the best faculty and equality. Faculty/administration labor disputes highlight the tensions. Like most colleges, too much emphasis on just getting students in the door and athletics. No staff union = no power. Lackluster wages and no departmental autonomy. Hideously inefficient business practices and bureaucratic hangups. Short staffing and reliance on temps.

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    Fire half the overpaid admins and replace them with people that will DO WORK. Just in general, quit being cheap. Allow employees to be rewarded for good work and loyalty, instead of forcing them out or into a position of incompetence, and let department who KNOW the work people are doing make those decisions, not disconnected and out-of-touch admins.

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