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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 (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. Research Associate on ECoach

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

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

    Pros

    Very motivated, very smart and capable team. We would have team meetings about once per week do discuss what needed to get done regarding the upcoming project and then we would go off to complete our individual tasks - there was very little supervision - a good thing in my opinion.

    Cons

    As stated in the pros section - there was very little supervision, so if this is something you prefer to have then this would be a difficult place to work since there was a large hands off attitude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great if there was someone at the very top who had a rough time line of when events should be complete by would definitely help but then again it might interfere the large amount of freedom we got since the project was largely based in research.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Excellent facilities

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow
    Current Employee - Research Fellow

    I have been working at University of Michigan

    Pros

    Lots of good people around.

    Cons

    Ordering instruments sometimes take more time than expected.

  3. Nice benefit

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

    I have been working at University of Michigan

    Pros

    Parking is problem but there are buses conveying people every 15mins

    Cons

    Parking not close to campus

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. It's not about what you know, it's who you know.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great support programs and resources. Career and talent development

    Cons

    Jobs not necessarily based on experience or talent, but often perceived ability and opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your hard working employees with more competitive compensation and don't lead them on with promotions or transitional jobs that have already been earmarked

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Dietetic Internship at School of Public Health.

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

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

    Pros

    Supportive internship director, diversity of rotation sites, personalized training.

    Cons

    Some of the preceptors were too busy to teach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more considerate to the international students.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. I worked in the IT Department and was basically in charge of helping the students as well as the staff with problems.

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    Current Employee - Tech Desk Operative in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Tech Desk Operative in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Benefits include being able to work on school work, personal time, social time. Work is not really that difficult after a while of doing it, which can be a pro or a con.

    Cons

    Basically the same work again and again. Gets boring after a few months. The benefits are basically none besides a work-study grant. Opportunity for a raise are very sleek.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management would be to change the work up a bit so we are not stuck doing the same things. And to offer raises for better work to give incentive.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Excellent organization depending on the department you work in.

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Ann Arbor, MI

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

    Pros

    I love the benefits package, especially the retirement match. Excellent healthcare and vision/dental benefits as well. HR is very responsive to requests and very helpful.

    Cons

    The parking situation is horrendous on the medical campus. You have to pay for parking that you may or may not be able to use on any given day. Anything but the best parking passes require a mild hike which is fine in the warmer months but not so in the colder months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is very disconnected from the general workforce. Hospital management would be able to set a precedent and set themselves apart from other institutions by connecting with their employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Whether you like it depends on what office/department you work in

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    Current Employee - Content Writer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Content Writer in Ann Arbor, MI

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

    Pros

    good people, nice working environment

    Cons

    expensive parking, hard to move up in rank

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. I enjoy working at the University of Michigan

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Michigan

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to learn things, salary is great for PhD student, lots of freedom to research whatever you would like

    Cons

    Take 5.5 years to graduate in average

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Get to work with great students

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Michigan

    Pros

    Students are always fun to work with

    Cons

    very top heavy with staff whose only desire is to justify their existance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring consultants and start working

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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