University of Michigan Reviews

Updated August 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. Cook !

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cook in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Cook in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I absolutely love working for the University of Michigan. They have great benefits and they make it hard to leave. In my job hunts I really only look at transferring to a different location at the University. Highest paying cook position I've ever seen. It's also very constant and secure because the Union is extremely active for employees

    Cons

    Management is not great. Some of them are very arrogant, but I work in a kitchen and you kind of expect that with chefs. It can be very difficult to get the schedule you want. But the pay is all negotiated by a Union, which can be both a good and a bad thing I guess. Highest paying cook position I've ever seen.

    Advice to Management

    maybe care more about what the employees want? Listen when people talk and consider suggestions. Also, follow the rules and standards of the University


  2. Excellent Health Benefits, Great Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Technician Associate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Research Technician Associate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Michigan full-time

    Pros

    As stated, the health benefits I received at UM were the best I had in my career. Their retirement benefits were also pretty good. I was surprised how comfortable the environment I worked in was. Never did I feel like there were abusive practices around me and office politics was definitely subdued.

    Cons

    There wasn't as much intellectual diversity in the research areas as preferred.


  3. Nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    they are amazingly accommodating and efficient and nice and supportive

    Cons

    it's not exactly what i'm trying to do with my life at the moment, but that's really not their fault

    Advice to Management

    good job! keep it going! nothing to improve on. maybe except for higher salary.


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  5. Very good

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    Former Employee - Project Assistant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Project Assistant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair pay and increased at end of year.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  6. U of M saved my mothers life! I'm hoping it will be a current job? 😊

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I hear it's educational and friendly! When I have visited U of M I always feel welcomed and the workers are very helpful when your lost! Dr.'s are very down to earth and explain issues or situations in very clear detail. I love U of M hospital!

    Cons

    Haven't heard one bad word? Never experienced a bad situation at U of M, I can not think of any cons to say about this hospital? I have enjoyed every visit! I guess if I had a con; it would be that I tend to get lost, but there is always someone around to help me find my way!

    Advice to Management

    If I am hired; I will prove to be an asset!


  7. Budget Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Michigan full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, flexible scheduling for families, generous retirement options, an open and curious workforce which desires and wants to work in a diverse and interesting employee base.

    Cons

    Parking especially the medical campus, administrative technology solutions are clunky and hard to use, some areas have lots of resources while others are starved, work week creeps into the evening and weekend.


  8. School jobe

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    Former Employee - School in Port Richmond, PA
    Former Employee - School in Port Richmond, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Geting a jobe is good so u can take care of your pearents

    Cons

    Im parking for me on.my pearents in me so i can get my on Mouse


  9. Digital Media Specialist at U-M

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Media Specialist in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Digital Media Specialist in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, lots of vacation, professional equipment, great people

    Cons

    Expensive rent in Ann Arbor, crowded town during the school year, limited parking, loud college neighborhoods

    Advice to Management

    No advice


  10. Graduate Student Research Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Michigan part-time

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, strong engineering school, nice faculty, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Cannot live without a car, long winter


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Michigan full-time

    Pros

    organizational culture, many resources available for staff

    Cons

    not a progressive or diverse city



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