Western Michigan University

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Worked for WMU's catering service in the Bernhard Center on campus, great student job with opportunities for leadership.

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Current Employee - Student Supervisor in Kalamazoo, MI
Current Employee - Student Supervisor in Kalamazoo, MI

I have been working at Western Michigan University part-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Flexible hours, especially with class schedules and student life. Opportunity for growth within organization (student leadership opportunities). Get to see many of the facilities and faculty that large portion of students never see. Also, working with peers who are also students can be fun, and valuable. Worked with many international students, provides some interesting insight to how greatly different student life can be for people attending the same school. Also teaches one how to effectively communicate with coworkers and customers.

Cons

Random hours, no set schedule. Worked many early mornings, late nights and weekends. Many large contracts that provided students with lots of opportunity to work were lost in the time while I was employed. There is usually enough hours available to those who are really flexible and can pick up shifts, but overall there was a decline in work opportunities, leading to less opportunity to earn money.

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    Okay experience

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    Former Employee - Flight Instructor in Battle Creek, MI
    Former Employee - Flight Instructor in Battle Creek, MI

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of Passion and the management "higher management" are the best mentors that I have seen in the business.

    Cons

    Politics inside the company can be troublesome and if hours of flight instruction aren't met then it comes down on the CFI... if the pay was a bit better and the benefits were better then I would understand. Also it's god awful teaching somebody that will have 135,000 dollars worth of debt straight out of college and will be lucky if they find a 15,000 a year job with the hours that they have

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because the way something is doesn't mean it is right, your a university the airline companies are a far off distance from the graduate of the program, be honest about it from the beginning and definitely talk about the fact that most likely your first job isn't going to pay for your life/bills. Possibly could do something about that tooo like pay your flight instructors an honest salary instead of hourly. They might work harder knowing that they have a set amount coming through the door.

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    Underpaid and offered little professional development.

    Former Employee - Instructor
    Former Employee - Instructor

    I worked at Western Michigan University as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employee parking was plentiful in certain lots. Another perk is that it's located in a town with a decent amount of good quality restaurants.

    Cons

    I wouldn't return because compensation is low compared to other universities, and campus parking police is terrible. They try to find every excuse to ticket you. Also, I felt like there wasn't enough support for those who adjunct.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your adjuncts better. Provide professional development.

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