Central Michigan University
3.9 of 5 63 reviews
www.cmich.edu Mount Pleasant, MI 1000 to 5000 Employees

Central Michigan University Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2014
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3.9 63 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

Central Michigan University President George E. Ross, Ph.D.

George E. Ross, Ph.D.

(28 ratings)

85% of employees recommend this company to a friend
63 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Flexible hours, and a learning experience"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Able to pick up extra shifts or take shifts off when needed"
    in 2 reviews
Cons:
  • "Low pay hourly pay, limited hours per week, confusion during change in management"
    in 4 reviews
  • "You only make minimum wage, Management can sometimes play the favoritism game, Some coworkers (other students) can be incompetent"
    in 3 reviews
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    Great support among employees, but lack of support from upper management!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe organization offers great benefits, and an overall feel of support from colleagues.

    ConsUpper management is not supportive to new ideas or progressive change. Pay is weak for comparable positions in the higher education field.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall good place to work.

    Administration (Current Employee)
    Mount Pleasant, MI

    ProsFriendly campus community. Department I work in is very supportive of professional development.

    ConsBenefits are good but pay could be much better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the employees and value them all equally.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overworked and underpaid but treated well by professional staff

    Resident Assistant (Current Employee)
    Mount Pleasant, MI

    ProsTreated Well
    Work whatever hours you want

    Consrandom schedule
    living where you work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI gain great Human Resources skills

    ConsI could not have position there

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    The university is very flexible with students, however the pay is pretty low.

    Student Computer Technician (Current Employee)
    Mount Pleasant, MI

    ProsCMU has a very flexible environment and the work that students perform is relatively easy. There is not a lot of stress involved in the OIT, which has made the last 3 years a great learning experience.

    ConsGetting promoted is pretty difficult, and they do give you a run around if you are ever on the edge of actually getting promoted. I would also have to say that the pay is super weak across the board. For some reason, the university salaries are way lower than average across the board.

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

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    good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood study environment and give me nice feeling

    Consnot much to say about this

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery flexible with student schedules and understanding a school and life balance. Most jobs do not have you work nights or weekends.

    ConsNo room for advancement or self fulfillment with your position. You being a student and everyone else being parents for the most part, you will always be looked down upon as a kid even though you have a higher education than most the people you work with.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow employee empowerment and perks so they do not get discouraged.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Student Office Assistant (Former Employee)
    Mount Pleasant, MI

    ProsFlexible work schedule, treated with respect, gained useful knowledge

    ConsGovernment mandate limiting hours possible for work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice at this time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good place to work as a student

    IT Facilities Student (Former Employee)
    Mount Pleasant, MI

    ProsThey work with you on hours, and they give you good skills to take with you into the future

    ConsCan get very repetitive and sometimes you dont work with people your age.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI loved my management

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    Fantastic staff

    Office Assistant (Former Employee)
    Mount Pleasant, MI

    ProsGreat staff to work for

    ConsLow pay. Minimum wage as a student

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up, very encouraging and helpful

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

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