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University of Michigan Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
695 Reviews
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is average for a graduate student and the ability to network has helped (in 20 reviews)

  • Great benefits, positive atmosphere, if you like process you will like working here (in 41 reviews)


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

  • Cold weather in winter will give you a hard time (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Place

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    Former Employee - Senior Plant Manager  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Plant Manager in Ann Arbor, MI

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

    Pros

    Just plain good fun place to work

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons involved with working at UM

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Good Environment for studying and working

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart people working all around here; Good pay and excellent health insurance

    Cons

    I don't think there is...

    Recommends
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  3.  

    Interesting work.

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

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

    Pros

    The work is interesting and fun. There is a lot of open-endedness to each project. Most projects are defined by the researcher instead of the manager

    Cons

    The leadership can be pretty lacking at the lowest levels because professors usually have no management training. The payroll system will often leave you locked out for unknown reasons and for long periods of time.

    Recommends
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    The university has been more than i anticipated in terms of developing the students mentally and intellectually.

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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 for less than a year

    Pros

    awesome lecturers and excellent learning enviroment

    Cons

    very expensive but worth every penny though

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Place

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

    I have been working at University of Michigan part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, clubs to be part of. Great undergraduate teaching makes life at Michigan easy and balanced.

    Cons

    Clubs are difficult to get into if you are not a competitive applicant. Extremely cold in the winters, weather is the only drawback.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Part-time student employee at University of Michigan Housing (Computer Consultant)

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

    I worked at University of Michigan part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The office culture was student oriented, which is helpful if you are a part-time employee, and the office benefits (free coffee and now even a few meals) is well above average for part-time jobs in Ann Arbor. The pay was average given the skillset necessary for my position. Generally flexible schedules.

    Cons

    There is not much room for career growth seeing as it is a part-time job. In addition, some of the tasks seemed menial and below my skill level. However, this was made clear to me during my interview.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better use of skilled employees (especially part-time students) with experience in programming, etc. to increase efficiency.

    Recommends
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  8.  

    it was good

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Flint, MI
    Former Employee - Intern in Flint, MI

    I worked at University of Michigan as a contractor

    Pros

    good staff good facilities nice abience

    Cons

    none of the cons i see now

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good research environment

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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 part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's a great place to work with talented people and the world's leading experts in many areas. Ann Arbor is also a very nice small city to live and raise a family.

    Cons

    The long winter can be harsh. It's also a bit far from the closest major city, which is Chicago. Workload can be heavy before paper submission or grant application deadlines.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    PhD/GSRA

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

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

    Pros

    diverse culture
    free and active research atmosphere
    a lot of seminars

    Cons

    cold....
    UM does not put students in the center as private schools do, part of the reason is that it is too large.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Graduate student instructor

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

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

    Pros

    Very experienced and helpful professors as main instructor are impassioned about teaching. smart students who are willing to learn.

    Cons

    It could be time-consuming when you first started.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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