University of Michigan
4.0 of 5 557 reviews
www.umich.edu Ann Arbor, MI 5000+ Employees

University of Michigan Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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93% Approve of the CEO

University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman

Mary Sue Coleman

(319 ratings)

91% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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The work is challenging, intellectually rewarding and inspiring, despite the unsupportive environment & unequal status.

Lecturer II (Current Employee)
Ann Arbor, MI

I have been working at University of Michigan full-time for more than 10 years

ProsCollaboration opportunities and resources at UM are excellent if you seek them out aggressively.

ConsAdvancement opportunities and professional development are limited; teaching salary for same work is less than half of a tenure-track employee. Benefits are less than equal to that of tenure-track employees or administrative staff. Review standards for non-tenure and tenure track are unequal, with a heavier burden of proof placed upon the former to show consistently high levels of expertise and excellence in performing similar tasks.

Advice to Senior ManagementEqual pay for equal jobs, opportunity to earn merit pay, annual cost of living raises equivalent to tenure-track and administrative staff, medical benefit costs in ratio to actual salary (same percentage), raise opportunities for advancement and professional development. All faculty enjoy the equivalent levels of performance scrutiny every year (or three). Greater transparency of management activities, vetting, and decisions. Serious effort to include non-tenured track employees in departmental planning, vetting and activities.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent care of patients, not so much with employees

Lead Clerk (Former Employee)
Ann Arbor, MI

I worked at University of Michigan full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat benefits, always something going on so you don't get bored, meet a lot of interesting people

ConsParking is a hassle and you have to pay to park. Leadership is somewhat distant and hard to please. A lot of employees fighting for the top position

Advice to Senior ManagementRemember that you had to start new and learn your job. Maybe compassion workshops would be a great idea.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Device Support Specialist- University of Michigan Hospital

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Michigan

Proswork/life balance, job security, structure, fair wages

Consdifficult to get promoted, poor culture

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

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at University of Michigan

Prosdepartment , training, office culture, mentorship. funding opportunities for graduate students

Conscorporate university structure, lack of diversity in student body, bad job market, but no or little training about alternate careers for PhDs outside of historian or museum related jobs

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at University of Michigan as a contractor

ProsGet to set own hours, flexible schedule, really up to you how much time you want to dedicate to working and how much money you want to make

ConsStudents can be unreliable, sometimes don't show up, and fail to cancel in online system. Seems like advisors and tutor coordinators are pretty lax about this and don't discipline the students.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more stringent about the tutoring guidelines.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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winter was too long

Research Investigator (Current Employee)
Ann Arbor, MI

I have been working at University of Michigan full-time for more than 3 years

ProsAnn arbor is a nice and quiet town. People here are very nice and polite to stranger. But young faculties keep moving to other university for better promotion.

Consthe pay is low compare to other places or institutes. parking was not enough for the work days. If you are lucky, you might find a spot near your work place, or you will try to find a parking spot all the way around and then park far far away.

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First job out of school

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I worked at University of Michigan

ProsGreat coworkers, good benefits, large research group

ConsLow base salary, no room for growth

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Good experience

Research Associate (Former Employee)
Flint, MI

I worked at University of Michigan full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood benefits and work life balance. Ability to work and go to school when necessary. Departments are very helpful.

ConsNone, it's a pretty good place to work for when trying to gain experience at the beginning of your career.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was average, with some good discoveries.

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Former Employee)
Ann Arbor, MI

I worked at University of Michigan full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe teachings and some of the conferences we attended were eye opening and provided an opportunity to network

ConsHorrible life/work balance and some weird PI that expected you to drink with them.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Work/Life, low intensity

Web Applications Developer (Current Employee)
Ann Arbor, MI

I have been working at University of Michigan full-time for more than a year

ProsThe benefits are great, Interesting work, great for a non-profit

Conslow intensity, pay isn't great

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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