University of Michigan Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel
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Pros
  • Work/life balance is unlike anywhere else I have ever worked (in 23 reviews)

  • Great benefits, many time-off hours (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. Great Benefits

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Career Counselor in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Career Counselor in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at University of Michigan full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Benefits; Tons of internal professional development opportunities

    Cons

    The size of the institution can make the work hard sometimes.


  2. Graduate student Research assitant

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

    I worked at University of Michigan part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Here you can find the smartest engineers of the world

    Cons

    It is too quite working here


  3. Math Course Grader review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Michigan

    Pros

    Able to work independently, and also have direct access to professor to set up hours or discuss work.

    Cons

    Very self-directed, so if you're the type that likes a set schedule then this may be a con.


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  5. phd student in finance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Michigan full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nice advisor, great working environment

    Cons

    bad weather and not too much professor


  6. Graduate Student Instructor

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Instructor
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Instructor

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Build leadership skills by leading a discussion section of around 20 undergraduate students

    Cons

    Exam weeks are busy with grading, which can be hard to balance with being a student yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Provide performance feedback. We have a performance review from students, but I think GSIs could really benefit from getting perspective from the professor and/or course coordinator.


  7. UM Towsley Assistant Teacher

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Michigan part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Being a preschool, there was a very happy atmosphere. The school was carefully and organized and ran like clockwork. They were prepared for everything and made my job much easier as there was limited unexpected challenges.

    Cons

    The pay was lousy. It was a grueling 8.5 hr day, trying to control a relentless horde of 3/4 year olds. Not a problem of the organization, but definitely a con.

    Advice to Management

    Show more appreciation to low wage workers by offering them benefits or increasing base salaries. It's hard to be happy at work with $8.25/hr.


  8. Pleasant Experience

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

    I worked at University of Michigan (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    It was a great learning experience among many experienced professionals in the health care industry.

    Cons

    Would have liked to be exposed to more internal activities such as IRB meeting's as such but was not able to because I was a volunteered Intern


  9. Librarian

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Michigan full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ross School of Business Kresge Library Services is a fast-paced electronic library environment. The opportunity to work with student action-based learning teams is the best part of the Reference Librarian's job.

    Cons

    Constant change, and lack of transparency from upper management can sometimes be a problem. The library is in temporary quarters right now, a new building (with a lot less library space) is set to open in Fall 2016.


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    Administration

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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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - good health coverage and vacation - interesting and smart people to work with - its one of the best public universities!

    Cons

    - for being a university, there is a stark contrast between the age of students and then the age of the administration. Being a Millenial one of my biggest frustrations has been working with majority older workers (near or past retirement age) who may not have updated their skills in decades.

    Advice to Management

    Plan now for the massive amounts of retirements that you will face in the next few years by hiring younger workers who may not have UM experience but can offer new perspectives and problem solving attitudes.


  11. Nursing Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Michigan part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, unique medical cases, friendly staff, flexible hours, good location since it is very close to the freeway

    Cons

    The parking situation here is horrible. It's is very expensive to get a pass and even once you get the pass it was difficult to get a spot because they are very limited.

    Advice to Management

    Personally my manager was great. Very helpful and would guide me if I had any questions or concerns. Overall I think the hospital management did a god job.



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