Michigan Technological University

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Michigan Technological University Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
67 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
  • Small town and heavy snow seasons (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    A great experience

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

    I worked at Michigan Technological University as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    A chance for entry level research at an exceptional lab at one of Michigan's premier universities.

    Cons

    Located in the UP; Houghton, MI. Small town and heavy snow seasons

    Recommends
  2.  

    Student Teaching Assistant

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    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Houghton, MI
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Houghton, MI

    I have been working at Michigan Technological University part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good learning experience, lab coordinators and staff are very helpful

    Cons

    not many hours of work available

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great university with good reputation

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Michigan Technological University part-time

    Pros

    location, perks, compensation, promotions, company values

    Cons

    weather, coworkers, budgeting, job growth, hours

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent environment for a small school

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

    I have been working at Michigan Technological University (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
  6.  

    Michigan Tech COMPASS program-Being an OTL

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    Former Employee - Orientation Team Leader in Houghton, MI
    Former Employee - Orientation Team Leader in Houghton, MI

    I worked at Michigan Technological University part-time (less than an 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
  7.  

    Exciting

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    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
  8.  

    Student French Consultant (HDMZ)

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    Current Employee - French Consultant in Houghton, MI
    Current Employee - French Consultant in Houghton, MI

    I have been working at Michigan Technological University part-time (more than an 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
  9.  

    Overall a good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Michigan Technological University full-time (less than an 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
  10.  

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

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houghton, MI
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houghton, MI

    I worked at Michigan Technological University full-time (more than an 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
  11.  

    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 (less than an 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

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