Michigan Technological University

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Michigan Technological University Reviews

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
64 Reviews
4.2
64 Reviews
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Michigan Technological University President Glenn D. Mroz
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working in a group was the best thing, I also learned a lot of training in many backgrounds (in 3 reviews)

  • Excellent town (top 100 small towns in the USA) (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Job can get a little boring at times (in 2 reviews)

  • lots and lots of snow to tackle and less salary coupled with a huge amount of work (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent environment for a small school

    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant

    I have been working at Michigan Technological University for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent environment, opportunities for financial assistance, smaller classrooms

    Cons

    Not as many resources as a larger school might have. Less specializations.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Michigan Tech COMPASS program-Being an OTL

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Orientation Team Leader  in  Houghton, MI
    Former Employee - Orientation Team Leader in Houghton, MI

    I worked at Michigan Technological University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great family atmosphere, lots of support, truly one of the best jobs I have ever had

    Cons

    Not great pay, but who wants to be an OTL for the money anyways? Possibly all those out of state people that have to pay for going to Tech.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a long shot, but perhaps pay out of state students a bit more per hour because you charge them an arm and a leg and 100 acres on the French Rivera more than in state students.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Exciting

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Michigan Technological University

    Pros

    Leadership rewards hard work well

    Cons

    As anywhere, some employees are nay-sayers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less insular, get out and talk to faculty and staff more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Student French Consultant (HDMZ)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - French Consultant  in  Houghton, MI
    Current Employee - French Consultant in Houghton, MI

    I have been working at Michigan Technological University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is a very low time commitment, and I have always gotten the hours I requested. Most of the time it is a low stress environment (it gets a little busier between classes). The coordinator was helpful and friendly. I enjoyed helping people with questions on the technology, because they were usually easy to fix.

    Cons

    You are mostly on your own, and if you work evenings, there is no one immediately available to help you with issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep making sure new procedures or policies are well documented and easy to find.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Overall a good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Michigan Technological University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Able to work with diverse range of individuals

    Cons

    Salary is low for level of work performed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to learn while being able to finish my schooling.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Houghton, MI
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houghton, MI

    I worked at Michigan Technological University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working in a group was the best thing, I also learned a lot of training in many backgrounds.

    Cons

    There was not much negativity about this job, it was research up and downs are expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up what you are doing, it is going good and I believe it is working very well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Michigan Tech work life

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Michigan Technological University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good if you enjoy snow and want to participate with people form different culture

    Cons

    The cold weather & lot of snow with six month of winter.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I've been a graduate research assistant and teaching assistant for 2 years in Michigan Tech

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Houghton, MI
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houghton, MI

    I have been working at Michigan Technological University as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Affordable graduate programs
    In a college town; almost every one in the town is a student
    Beautiful summers

    Cons

    Lots and lots of snow
    Long winters
    Is loosing it's ranking
    Not much stuff to do around here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Money spending strategies don't look well justified

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very satisfied

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student  in  Houghton, MI
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Houghton, MI

    I have been working at Michigan Technological University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is Good to learn

    Cons

    People Need to be hardworking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NO

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience at school, and in community.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Houghton, MI
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houghton, MI

    I have been working at Michigan Technological University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great atmosphere for learning and working. No limit was put on what we could work on or try to do. Most people were very good to work with and were like minded in educational values and desire for excellence. Can follow my research goals and achieve them with advice and mentoring from my advisor. Good balance between work, school, and fun.

    Cons

    Some employees skate through their daily work, and should be replaced with more enthusiastic and higher performing employees. Some of the local population was not very nice and was judgmental when informed of my employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focused on education and maintain a balance between research and student needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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