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Eastern Michigan University Reviews

Updated October 5, 2014
Updated October 5, 2014
49 Reviews
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    Eastern Michigan University is a cultural diverse place to work and offers the opportunity to meet smart people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eastern Michigan University as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work-hours, open culture, room for continuous learning and improvement, opportunity to grow as professional

    Cons

    diverse work-attitude can clash and bring challenges to the work team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Night watch position. Long hours with little pay. Had to work from 10pm to 7am many nights because people would not show up for shifts.

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Ypsilanti, MI
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Ypsilanti, MI

    I worked at Eastern Michigan University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    having your job in the same building you live in

    Cons

    Low pay and horrible management

    Approves of CEO
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    Working at EMU was a great experience.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eastern Michigan University

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and opportunity to meet students from all over the world.

    Cons

    The area around the campus is not the best place to live in.

    Recommends
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    Student Worker

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eastern Michigan University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Worked at the Dining Services. Great place to work. A lot of nice people. Student discounts. Free meal coupons are nice.

    Cons

    I think the management of the Dining Services need to cooperate little more. Sometimes, one manager does not approve the idea of the other one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mgmt needs to collaborate much in order to create more streamlined work environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great wey to pay for graduate education

    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant

    I have been working at Eastern Michigan University part-time

    Pros

    Graduate Assistantships are a great way to help pay for graduate education and include several perks including tuition remission, stipends, free parking, discounts on campus, etc.

    Cons

    Depending on which deptartment you work for there can be inconsistent support and unclear guidelines for your position. For most positions it is importnat to be self-directed and motivated.

  7.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Event Technician in Ypsilanti, MI
    Former Employee - Event Technician in Ypsilanti, MI

    I worked at Eastern Michigan University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Easy going with scheduling while enrolled in classes. Great bosses who were on top of all that was happening in their departments.

    Cons

    Horribly pay for the job I was doing. Unfortunately it is a minimum wage establishment where someone who sits at the desk all day makes the same pay as someone who has to do manual labor all shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Different jobs should pay more for the work that needs to be done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    EMU is an excellent place to further career goals with the assistance of competent caring professional educators.

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    Former Employee - BSN Program in Ypsilanti, MI
    Former Employee - BSN Program in Ypsilanti, MI

    I worked at Eastern Michigan University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company values equal opportunities for staff and students of all back rounds, nationalities, and challenges. Due to Professor Michael Williams in the School of nursing; professor Diane Fox, Professor Martha Tanicula, and so many outstanding professors throughout the university, a superb education is offered with an emphasis on student achievement, and confidence in their program.

    Cons

    The cons are working in an inner city campus, where campus parking can be a challenge for new hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff retention is extremely important to students and the University. I have observed a commitment toward this goal. Staff and student confidence in the management is a priority. if there are concerns they need to be taken seriously and in a timely fashion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great peers, less confidence in management

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Ypsilanti, MI
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Ypsilanti, MI

    I worked at Eastern Michigan University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I found a lot of support across departments. People are friendly and willing to help.

    Cons

    The budget is at the mercy of the economy. It didn't make sense to install the "superprofessor" pay at a time when the university needs to retire as many as are willing to do so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep progressing towards greater organizational compliance to best practices such as performance reviews, merit pay, etc

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Lots of different areas to work in

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eastern Michigan University

    Pros

    The people are passionate and many parts are very team oriented. I enjoyed much of my time working in the IT department for this reason.

    Cons

    The facility needs updating across the board. Residential, and many classroom buildings are quite out of date

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Lab assistant job was quite fulfilling

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    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Ypsilanti, MI
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Ypsilanti, MI

    I worked at Eastern Michigan University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Got to know the curriculum better and enjoyed helping other students. Instructors are helpful and I believe the pay was about $10hr.

    Cons

    2 days a week and minimal pay. Can get confusing when students have no ideal what is going on. Not enough authority to make your own decisions, i.e. you have to wait on the instructor to give you the ok.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your lab assistants more hours. Maybe have them tutor as well after hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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