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University of Michigan Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
750 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance is unlike anywhere else I have ever worked (in 22 reviews)

  • great benefits (for full-time) including world-class hospital and 401(k) matching (in 43 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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    Researcher

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Easy work and laid back management.

    Cons

    I didnt like the city.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great learning environment

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

    I worked at University of Michigan as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    High level managers really help you learn the material.

    Cons

    Unpaid internships, but received course credit.

    Neutral Outlook
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    Great experience with learned professionals guiding my internship. I got to learn a lot about professionalism.

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    Former Employee - Intern in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Intern in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at University of Michigan as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, cheerful people

    Cons

    Not that I can think of except that maybe since I am planning a career in for profit industries, this might not have been the ideal job for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cannot comment really since I worked in the position of intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Graduate Student Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student Research Assistant in De Ann, AR
    Former Employee - Graduate Student Research Assistant in De Ann, AR

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

    Pros

    Good working environment. Excellent facilities. Nice colleagues

    Cons

    Winter weather is a bit bitter.

    No opinion of CEO
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    I had very nice and responsible coworkers, and I was able to work with many different departments and people

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive staff who are happily willing to train and direct.
    Flexible schedules and great systems in place.
    Great community and fun work environment.

    Cons

    Some coworkers struggle to respond to emails in a timely manner.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    PhD research in UofM

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Big school, lots of resources, research focused

    Cons

    professors are more focused on research than on teaching, less personal attention to students

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    My experience as posdoc researcher University of MIchigan

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Michigan full-time

    Pros

    They have a very good benefit system, transportation facilities

    Cons

    There is not really social within the community. No really assistance when you need it

  9.  

    Great!

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    Former Employee - Supervisor/Coordinator in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Supervisor/Coordinator in Ann Arbor, MI

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

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity for advancement and attend innovative talks and workshops. Excellent 403b contribution, sick and vacation time and health benefits.

    Cons

    Be aware of certain departments and "school buildings" in which you are employed. Sometimes upper management does not want you to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be clear on your goals and communication.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Research Assistant

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

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

    Pros

    independence, guidance and support as needed, encouragement from my team and leadership, low -moderate stress

    Cons

    availability of resources, time management systems and redundancies, recognition of beyond the role work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take practice in performing some of your researchers' jobs for an hour or two per month related to jobs / tasks with small impact on project results but improved personnel metrics most notably happiness.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    GSI (Graduate Student Instructor). I was assisting professors in teaching two classes.

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    Former Employee - GSI (Graduate Student Instructor) in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - GSI (Graduate Student Instructor) in Ann Arbor, MI

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

    Pros

    Being in close relationship with both students and professors, creating a bridge between the two.
    Great salary (full payment of the tuition plus a monthly salary) and health benefits, working just 9 hours per week.
    Great recognition in academia.

    Cons

    Being a students that has to teach to other students (sometimes older then you) it's sometimes a wired feeling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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