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University of Detroit Mercy Reviews

Updated February 5, 2015
Updated February 5, 2015
13 Reviews
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University of Detroit Mercy President and Trustee Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J.
Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J.
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  1.  

    A good University to do student job

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at University of Detroit Mercy

    Pros

    Learned skills well while being a student

    Cons

    Pay can be credit or compared low hour rate like 7-12 per hour

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More positions need than offered

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I thoroughly enjoy being a contractor for the University. Everyone I have encountered is kind, helpful, and considerate.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Detroit Mercy

    Pros

    The people and their desire to help their overall community. My mentor there is always ready to be of assistance, as is her supervisor.

    Cons

    I have not experienced anything negative. My handler is very supportive and open to new ideas. Ok...I could always use more money.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    O.K.

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

    I have been working at University of Detroit Mercy full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Enjoy working with the students.

    Cons

    Management and culture does not support diveristy

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Rewarding, yet frustrating.

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

    I have been working at University of Detroit Mercy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The employees and students are great. There is a good work life balance.

    Cons

    Leadership changes a lot. Compensation is dismal.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work. Feeling of community on campus.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I worked at University of Detroit Mercy full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance was very good. times that I did work an occasional weekend for an event were not burdensome. It was a rewarding place to work. Lots of opportunity for personal growth. Free tuition was really nice and gave me a perpective of life in the classroom for the students. Professors and academic deans work together as a cohesive unit. Office culture was very good. Offices across campus work together for the students. They truly want great things for the students.Very good benefits. Access to the dental school is a nig plus!

    Cons

    Crime rate in the neighborhood around campus; however, campus itself is gated. I always felt safe on campus.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It's an acceptable place to work

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

    I have been working at University of Detroit Mercy full-time

    Pros

    Some of the people are good, just depends on what department you work in. The pay is acceptable, nothing fantastic.

    Cons

    Other side of the coin is that some people are not so great to work with. The benefits could be better as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Wish it would have gone past internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Marketing & Public Affairs Intern in Detroit, MI
    Former Intern - Marketing & Public Affairs Intern in Detroit, MI

    I worked at University of Detroit Mercy as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Small work family, so it made it easy to interact with one another. Felt like an equal.

    Cons

    Sometimes miscommunication between the higher heads and those of us working on a project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider hiring interns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Dental Student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Detroit Mercy

    Pros

    Great hands-on learning, awesome clinical experience with a diverse patient population. The staff is very knowledgeable and wiling to help. Classmates are friendly and everyone helps each other out.

    Cons

    Increased class size has made access to the sim lab a little hard. Often when I go into the lab to work on a project or practice, there is a class scheduled or others are using my station.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work, but budgets are tight and pay is low.

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    Current Employee - McNichols Campus Administration in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - McNichols Campus Administration in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at University of Detroit Mercy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Intelligent, friendly people to work with.
    An organization not focused on profit, but on making the world a better place.
    The mission is truly at the heart of the University, not just corporate blather.
    Tuition remission (free education) is a great benefit.
    Beautiful campus (McNichols Campus).

    Cons

    Budgets are perpetually tight (at least in my years there), and staffs are therefore asked to do a lot. But administrators understand this. Although McNichols Campus is beautiful, the immediate area is not the nicest (Ferndale, a 10-minute drive, is a nice town, however).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I appreciate management's understanding that such tight budgets and staffs can only do so much. I wish management would make the effort to ask front-line employees what improvements could be made.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    It is a nice place to work without too much pressure

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at University of Detroit Mercy

    Pros

    It's a small university. You get to know everyone. Everyone is pretty nice.

    Cons

    The class size sometimes is too small to have a good group discussion.

    Disapproves of CEO

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