Northern Michigan University

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Northern Michigan University Reviews

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 2014
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  1.  

    Great place. Great people. Learned a lot.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northern Michigan University

    Pros

    Got a lot of support from enthusiastic faculty

    Cons

    administration has a lot of politics.

  2.  

    Perfect

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northern Michigan University part-time

    Pros

    Location is amazing, the students love the idea of where they are. Marquette is a great town.

    Cons

    They are behind in some area, and the laptops, aren't the best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northern Michigan University

    Pros

    I really liked to passion that most employees brought to their jobs. Many of the people that I worked with seemed to be very over-qualified for their particular positions. They usually choose to stay at NMU because of the high quality of life.

    Cons

    Like any large educational institution, NMU moves slow and is behind the times.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    I was a public relations intern in the communications and marketing office

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    Former Employee - Public Relations Assistant in Marquette, MI
    Former Employee - Public Relations Assistant in Marquette, MI

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

    Pros

    I was able to try my hand and be mostly autonomous in many different aspects of the communications and marketing including video production, official writing, event planning and management and many other communications-related tasks.

    The hours are very flexible, if you have to place more focus on class or life the staff are very happy to help.

    Cons

    The higher education industry is hard to innovate in, so the only thing I can say is the work doesn't have much room for change, but there is a lot to learn!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Student Worker

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great leaders and workers. NMU is always trying to keep ahead of the game and constantly improve the overall life of the campus.

    Cons

    Not NMU's fault, but limited to 20 hours a week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
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    Student Office Assistant

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    Former Employee - Student Office Assistant in Marquette, MI
    Former Employee - Student Office Assistant in Marquette, MI

    I worked at Northern Michigan University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Supervisors were very warm and supportive, which created great culture.
    - This was a work study position, so they offered flexible scheduling to work around my classes.
    - Great opportunity to learn general office skills.
    - This position only hired individuals in the department, so it was a great opportunity to build relationships with department faculty.
    - Convenient location.

    Cons

    - Seasonal position, hours only available during school year.
    - Since this was funded by the work study program wage rate was not as competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work. :)

    Recommends
  8.  

    My experience at NMU has been one of joy and frustration at many stages of employment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northern Michigan University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great leaders leading individual offices and a great buffer between the staff and executive leadership.

    Cons

    Senior Management, Executive Leadership, and Board of Trustees are disconnected from staff and faculty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more in touch with the lower levels of staff on campus. Hear their "voice" and what they are seeing.

    Recommends
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  9.  

    As long as you keep moving along....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northern Michigan University part-time

    Pros

    As a TA, the semester load wasn't too bad. You get to teach in your field, either specific to it, or an intro class. I liked teaching the intro labs because it made you review the basic concepts. As long as you are reasonable, the fellow TAs, instructors and professors are on your side, when student problems arise.

    Cons

    Most students and TAs are from the area, so being an outsider was a bit frustrating. The pay keeps you alive, but nothing more than that. You can't really build a savings with it.
    Beware of snow + hill stops. Parking is frustrating when it snows.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  10.  

    Necessary and Had Little Choice

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    Former Employee - Monitor, General Laborer in Marquette, MI
    Former Employee - Monitor, General Laborer in Marquette, MI

    I worked at Northern Michigan University part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Their Work Study program keeps you at the top of the pile as far as employment opportunities. Working there as an employee gives you access to the top of the ladder in your department.

    Cons

    Student part-time workers (particularly in the Work Study program) are not part of the direct ladder to the top. Hours are minimal, and no one going to school full-time can have a full-time job on top of it. There's a lot of other Work Study employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Like any company, they enjoy a hard worker that can find the silver lining in their jobs. They are always looking for ideas to help streamline service and improve employee/customer relationships.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Excellent opportunity for students

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    Former Employee - Student Tech in Marquette, MI
    Former Employee - Student Tech in Marquette, MI

    I worked at Northern Michigan University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, Real world experience, Fun environment to work in, Very student focused

    Cons

    Routine work, Low pay, Very limited growth opportunity

    Recommends
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