University of Michigan Reviews

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University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel
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Pros
  • Work/life balance is unlike anywhere else I have ever worked (in 23 reviews)

  • Great benefits, many time-off hours (in 45 reviews)

Cons
  • Talk with other graduate students to see if your situtation is reasonable (in 11 reviews)

  • Long hours may be required to balance work and life (in 9 reviews)

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  1. University of Michigan

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at University of Michigan part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    This is a top-notch, globally recognized scholarly institution that has flexible hours and promotes critical thinking, hard work, and a sense of community.

    Cons

    There are no clear cons to this institution. Perhaps, if academia or the academic setting is not of interest, this would be a touch institution to appreciate.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and you'll be just fine. This is a proud institution and I hope you continue to challenge yourselves. I might recommend that you ensure professors have some management experience/expertise.


  2. Graduate student Research assitant

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    Former Employee - Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at University of Michigan part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Here you can find the smartest engineers of the world

    Cons

    It is too quite working here


  3. Great Benefits

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Career Counselor in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Career Counselor in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at University of Michigan full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Benefits; Tons of internal professional development opportunities

    Cons

    The size of the institution can make the work hard sometimes.


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  5. Excellent Students But Headaches from Administration

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Michigan full-time

    Pros

    Highly motivated students, excellent teaching and research resources.

    Cons

    Micro-management/trust issues with course coordinators and administration, little support from tenure-track faculty, difficult upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Seek less to micro-manage hardworking lecturers and focus on establishing a more welcoming relationship toward recent non-tenure hires.


  6. phd student in finance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Michigan full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nice advisor, great working environment

    Cons

    bad weather and not too much professor


  7. Math Course Grader review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Michigan

    Pros

    Able to work independently, and also have direct access to professor to set up hours or discuss work.

    Cons

    Very self-directed, so if you're the type that likes a set schedule then this may be a con.


  8. N

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Michigan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Lots or resources. Pretty much anything can be done once you get in, but good luck navigating it. Lots of loyalty to employees.

    Cons

    University does not feel cohesive, lots of overlap where it is not needed, and not enough help where it is needed. Students especially Masters students are definitly treated as income, once they graduate they are forgotteb

    Advice to Management

    Care more about everyone. Focus on what employees actually need and not the extra bells and whistles. Some real core facilities are missing in research areas, and there is shockingly poor communication between departments. Also more junior employees feel really anonymous.


  9. RA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Michigan

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good university, nice city, great sports teams.

    Cons

    Harsh winters, not much outside Ann Arbor.


  10. Graduate Student Instructor

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Instructor
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Instructor

    I have been working at University of Michigan part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Build leadership skills by leading a discussion section of around 20 undergraduate students

    Cons

    Exam weeks are busy with grading, which can be hard to balance with being a student yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Provide performance feedback. We have a performance review from students, but I think GSIs could really benefit from getting perspective from the professor and/or course coordinator.


  11. Pleasant Experience

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    Former Employee - Intern in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Intern in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at University of Michigan (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    It was a great learning experience among many experienced professionals in the health care industry.

    Cons

    Would have liked to be exposed to more internal activities such as IRB meeting's as such but was not able to because I was a volunteered Intern



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