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University of Michigan Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
721 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 school

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Michigan

    Pros

    that's a great school, great academics and great sports. ross school is great and finance professors are great. its very good and great and awesome. I really loved it.

    Cons

    small town though in the state of Michigan. depends on individual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great management

  2.  

    Understanding work environment - development

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    Current Employee - Office Assistant
    Current Employee - Office Assistant

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

    Pros

    nonprofit values with for-profit resources
    mission driven work
    passionate coworkers
    great benefits (for full-time) including world-class hospital and 401(k) matching
    collaborative, open environment

    Cons

    decentralization makes simple tasks a headache
    winter is very long and arduous.
    parking is expensive, but public transit is only OK
    Ann Arbor is great but there's not much outside Ann Arbor - the county gets very rural, very quickly. Only an hour to Detroit, but not practical for regular visits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Gracduate Research Assistant MS

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent environment, wonderful opportunities
    You can direct your work to new or uncovered areas as long as you have the fundamentals
    Staff is always open to help, advice, coach and guide

    Cons

    The payment is inline with any educational institution, but you will enjoy all the benefits of belonging to such a big organization and all their perks and low cost insurance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going it the same direction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very rewarding experience.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Michigan

    Pros

    While the hours can be tiresome, it is a great place to get started in academia. The University of Michigan has very strong name recognition with future employers.

    Cons

    As is to be expected with academia, the hierarchy is strongly based on tenure and experience working at the university. At times there is imperfect communication between levels.

  6.  

    Without a doubt the best University to work at in the midwest, probably the country.

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Amazing resources and facilities
    Excellent pay
    Students are incredibly motivated and willing to listen

    Cons

    There is really nothing bad to say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep beating the ivy league salaries! It drives my friends on the east coast nuts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Course Assistant Summer Bridge Program

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    Former Employee - Course Assistant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Course Assistant in Ann Arbor, MI

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

    Pros

    - great experience working with incoming freshman from a diverse background
    - able to see tangible progress with students over the course of the summer term

    Cons

    - hours are limited to 20/week
    - low pay

    Recommends
  8.  

    A great place to work

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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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    lots of resources and equipment to do research. It has a strong ground in interdisciplinary research and many supporting resources.

    Cons

    The work pressure is extremely high, and it is very competitive .This makes you productive on one side, but puts you under huge pressure on the other side

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A wonderful place to work with a nice work/life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Michigan full-time

    Pros

    Work/life balance is unlike anywhere else I have ever worked

    Cons

    It takes many people to okay anything.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Benefit, Limited room for growth

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

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

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, stable job, great cause. great work life balance. Ideal for starters or people with family.

    Cons

    Not much room to advance, a little slower pace than industry/private sector

  11.  

    PhD student in ChE

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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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay is good, together with great health benefits. The education and researching environment is also very good. Lots of opportunities to volunteer and take leader ship in student organizations. A lot of companies come to the College of Engineering career fair twice a year to recruit students.

    Cons

    A very competitive place. You need to work very head, even if you are smart.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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