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I loved working here.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Lansing, MI
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Lansing, MI

I worked at Michigan State University part-time (less than a year)

Pros

I loved working on a project for a profesor over the summer. It was well paid and I had a lot of fun working on it.

Cons

I did not get as many hours as I would have liked.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep putting employees first.

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  1. Great environment, great people

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    Former Intern - Intern in East Lansing, MI
    Former Intern - Intern in East Lansing, MI

    I worked at Michigan State University as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    great people, great spirit, great learning experience

    Cons

    stressful, very politically correct, tight lipped

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  2. "Yeah we don't get paid much but the benefits are great" - People who have never worked anywhere else

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    Former Employee - Engineer in East Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Engineer in East Lansing, MI

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

    Pros

    Laid back work environment, family friendly, vacation time accrues at 8 hours/mo for the first five years then 12hrs/mo and after ten years 16hrs/mo. East Lansing is a great place to live and Michigan State offers a lot of multicultural festivals, a performing arts center, Big Ten sports etc. Low cost of living.

    Cons

    Benefits do not include good dental package or any vision. Pay is lower than in industry. The bureaucracy of a large university can be hard to manage and there is rampant nepotism, again something characteristic of universities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to have people who want to be and are qualified to be middle managers, not lab rats who are pulled away from what they love. There are no career paths for people who are not faculty.

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