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University of Michigan Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
795 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance is unlike anywhere else I have ever worked (in 23 reviews)

  • great benefits (for full-time) including world-class hospital and 401(k) matching (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.  

    good

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

    I have been working at University of Michigan full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    best university for engineering stream

    Cons

    good work life balance and academics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    perfect work culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Michigan

    Pros

    excellent. nice , humble people, small city benefits

    Cons

    small city not much to do

  3.  

    Great Place

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at University of Michigan

    Pros

    Great Benefits, lots of flexibility in scheduling for my specific job.

    Cons

    Very dependent on who you work for, few cons for me.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Good place to research

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Ann Arbor, MI

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

    Pros

    People are proactive and facilities are the best.

    Cons

    None except very minor issue, e.g. parking is getting harder.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good university

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at University of Michigan full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    top ranking engineering school; beautiful campus and town; nice faculty and stuff; provide many courses in different aspects

    Cons

    cold weather; long winter; high living expense;
    that will be all cons i can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Worked as a research administrator and it was a great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Research Administrator in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Research Administrator in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at University of Michigan full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were good, including generous time off, good health insurance and retirement matching.

    Cons

    Volume of work sometimes required extra hours. That is par for the course though in research. Winters were cold.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great research experience for undergraduates, with a decent pay rate, and excellent opportunities for future research.

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

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

    Pros

    - Decent salary for undergraduates
    - Experience working in cutting edge research
    - Opportunities to involve yourself in further projects
    - Mentorship programmes that involve themselves in your success.

    Cons

    - Some uninterested professors will not provide an absolutely stimulating or particularly educational experience
    - Work sometimes is just delegated grunt work for the sake of projects, although this can be a pro of sorts in regards to experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great undergraduate research programme, just monitor how interactive professors actually are with their students.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    A huge research university, pretty nice city

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It is the number one in public universities of US. The research funding each year is scary big. There are many top-notch professors from all academic fields. Ann Arbor is a pretty nice city to live in. Convenient, 0.5h away from Detroit International Airport. Just a little freezing in the winter.

    Cons

    The location of mid-west does not give this university an edge. There are not many high-tech companies near the city, mainly auto-industry in Detroit region.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Extremely talented colleagues, amazing projects, fantastic town!

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Research Assistant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Research Assistant in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at University of Michigan full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people I've worked with are some of the best in their fields. New mechanical engineering building with state of the art facilities. Ann Arbor is a fantastic place to be. The large student body makes it a vibrant town throughout the year. Decent pay and benefits.

    Cons

    The weather can get extremely harsh.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Research Assistant II

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at University of Michigan

    Pros

    large company, friendly environment, research oriented university, high quality education, benefits

    Cons

    It can be difficult to get to know employees when working for such a large organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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