Kettering University

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Kettering University Reviews

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  1.  

    Love working at the Recreation Center

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    Current Employee - Facility Manager in Flint, MI
    Current Employee - Facility Manager in Flint, MI

    I have been working at Kettering University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Consistent hours, easy to get substitutes if you know you can't make your shift, flexible if you are very sick and can't make your shift.

    Cons

    Don't always get enough hours or the hours I want.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Worked as a co-op student for three terms

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Flint, MI
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Flint, MI

    I worked at Kettering University as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Got to use lab instrumentation regularly and extensively. Was not micro-managed while researching. Great overall experience and great place to gain lab experience.

    Cons

    Well, it's Flint... Also, it's a bit like grad school in that I would go and work late at night, but that is the nature of research!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help students get other jobs our move on when the time comes to do so.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    disappointing place to work

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    Former Employee - Manager in Flint, MI
    Former Employee - Manager in Flint, MI

    I worked at Kettering University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    As the former GMI the school is in the top ten for engineering and known world wide. The benefit package is great. Allotted time off is another perk.

    Cons

    Wages are poor and way below national average for position. Too much micromanaging by upper management. Those who work and dedicate themselves to the institute are not rewarded. Very poor communication and leadership. Those who don't work to their potential are not disciplined. No follow though with upper management with issues or concerns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow managers to manage and have upper management concentrate on increasing enrollment. instead upper management goes over the department manager's head without their knowledge and re direct their department duties or projects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Family atmosphere, wonderful community of people

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    Former Employee - Marketing - Communications in Flint, MI
    Former Employee - Marketing - Communications in Flint, MI

    I worked at Kettering University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Small campus - you get to know everyone just like family, including the students. Some of the perks are great, such as the rec center - and having access to use it

    Cons

    Just like family - there's usually a bad seed. Low pay, very little advancement. New administration is making changes frequently and creating a very unsettled work environment. Location - Flint, MI.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nicer to loyal employees when realigning and outsourcing their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place for new college grads. Horrible place for growth.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kettering University full-time

    Pros

    I worked in IT at Kettering University and obtained valuable work experience. Kettering University offers competitive benefits including: 403(b), discounted health insurance, paid time off, sick time, 1.5 weeks off for the Christmas holiday, tuition assistance (up to $5,250), free parking and free recreation center access.

    Cons

    Kettering University has not given or offered its employees a raise in over 8 years. Kettering University which was formerly General Motors Institute is struggling to establish its brand. Therefore, low student enrollment and retention is a pitfall for the University. Even with great individual performance don't expect to get a bonus or a raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hopefully President Dr. McMahan can help move Kettering University forward.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    A great start

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Flint, MI
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Flint, MI

    I have been working at Kettering University as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    flexible time, new learning experience

    Cons

    pay rate could be better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Have not given pay raises in the past 8 years

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    Former Employee - Director of Facilities Management in Flint, MI
    Former Employee - Director of Facilities Management in Flint, MI

    I worked at Kettering University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great working with the students

    Cons

    It is a Private University, so any increased funding (tuition) is not used for salaries. Have laid off in both 2010 and 2012

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider Morale of all emmployees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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