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University of Michigan Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
763 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.  

    This job is great. I would recommend working for the university to anyone.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Ann Arbor, MI

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

    Pros

    This job is great. I would recommend working for the university to anyone.

    Cons

    The office is stuffy and not conducive to collaboration.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    The graduate experience at UM (Psych & WS) is ideal.

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student

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

    Pros

    Statistical training, research experience, teaching experience, excellent benefits (and free for partners)

    Cons

    Although the pay is higher than most institutions, meeting all daily living expenses off the stipend can be challenging.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Michigan

    Pros

    Graduate student in Automotive Engineering.

    Cons

    No. I don't think so.

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  5.  

    Great place for gead school

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Michigan

    Pros

    Lots of support for students, very collaborative, very good health benefits, not to much internal compitition.

    Cons

    Not very geared toward nontraditional students, Somewhat 'hand holdy'

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Best college of all time, hands down: best combination of academics and social scene.

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

    I have been working at University of Michigan

    Pros

    The pros are the academics; the high salaries and a lot more

    Cons

    The cons is definetely the weather; or if you get stuck with a bad prefessor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Review of the Resident Adviser Position

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    Current Employee - Resident Adviser in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Resident Adviser in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at University of Michigan

    Pros

    - Easy.
    - Free room and board.
    - Hanging out with residents can be a really good time, so the work can be really fun.
    - Really easy.
    - A lot of people on staff are nice and interesting.

    Cons

    - Viewpoints that aren't aligned with the UMich Housing philosophy are highly discouraged/suppressed.
    - Workload and culture varies hugely from residence hall to residence hall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - "If you want students to reject your values...make them mandatory."

  8.  

    Good

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

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

    Pros

    Extremely intelligent and interested coworkers. Laid back atmosphere but there is a firm direction in place as well as a ton of patience for teaching someone new to the job (such as myself). Very flexible as far as hours go and a large emphasis on skill development and taking your own initiative for greater responsibility.

    Cons

    I have yet to experience any negative aspects in my time working at the University of Michigan as of the current date.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Ann Arbor, MI

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

    Pros

    I loved working in the business section. Everyone was friendly and I am still friends with former co-workers.

    Cons

    Sometimes disorganized and it was not uncommon to work overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New Account Executives should be trained better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great place to work and find help with personal University related projects.

    Former Employee - Digital Media Consultant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Digital Media Consultant in Ann Arbor, MI

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

    Pros

    Great community and provided necessary hardware/software experience to work in many creative fields.

    Cons

    Needs a larger hourly wage.

  11.  

    Depends on the department

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Michigan

    Pros

    Good benefits. Stability. If you are lucky and get a good manager - flexible schedule. Raises consistent but small. Compensation depends on the department.

    Cons

    Limited career advances. If you want promotions you need to apply to other departments. Few part-time positions. Very small raises.

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