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Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
849 Reviews
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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.  

    I enjoy working at the University of Michigan

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Michigan

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to learn things, salary is great for PhD student, lots of freedom to research whatever you would like

    Cons

    Take 5.5 years to graduate in average

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Graduate Student

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student
    Former Employee - Graduate Student

    I worked at University of Michigan full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    great co-workers, great facilities, many seminars for free cookies

    Cons

    very little money, cold no work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great working opportunities for students

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    Current Employee - Computer Support Specialist in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Computer Support Specialist in Ann Arbor, MI

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

    Pros

    very flexible hours; academics first

    Cons

    little opportunity for advancement or raise; better, higher paying side work for college students available that are not properly exposed.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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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

    Benefits, 403b, and vacation time are some of the best perks. They offer to employees ways to improve health. Exempt employees receive adequate vacation time.

    Cons

    Sometimes the buddy system gets in the way of effectively completing tasks and leaves the talented and capable staff in the shadows.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure staff members have equal opportunities to advance and learn new skills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great student job experience (work study and internships).

    Current Intern - Intern
    Current Intern - Intern

    I have been working at University of Michigan as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    I appreciate the variety of opportunities for students, from housing to journalism to marketing jobs. Great ability to be taken seriously as a student.

    Cons

    It's a huge university, so can be overwhelming to interface with different departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    UM is a corporation but remember that it's also a community--student employees know what's going on on the ground and have a lot of insight to provide.

  7.  

    ISS in IT and Loan Equipment

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

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

    Pros

    -great benefits
    -great people
    -good salary
    -great name brand

    Cons

    -sometimes things get bogged down in the bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office culture is fantastic, I love how they really urge their employees to live a balanced, healthy life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place for learning, great resources for doing cutting edge research

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Michigan

    Pros

    Many opportunities for learning, very diverse faculty

    Cons

    Difficult to advance in research track

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reevaluate the various tracks for faculty

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    My experience has been fantastic working as a student researcher.

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

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

    Pros

    Best is about the collaborativeness of the students and the open-nesso of the professors.

    Cons

    I cannot think of a con for working at the university. Best university in the world. Go Blue!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the university offers fantastic resources for students and the culture is very strong.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Highly rewarding and flexible.

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at University of Michigan part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay for student work, great relationships between coworkers, good benefits for full time workers, customers are generally easy to work with, and scheduling was amenable to classes or a second job.

    Cons

    There is very little chance that you can stay in these positions and next to no growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider employee retention, and using the work study positions as a way to train people even when they aren't in class, and not just as busy work to help students pay their bills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    GWAS, Population genetics, Bioinformatics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Michigan

    Pros

    There is so much outstanding resource.

    Cons

    Winter is to too cold.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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