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University of Michigan Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
659 Reviews

4.2
659 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great institution to work for, work-life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • Academic setting - cutting edge research, great colleagues, bosses, and atmosphere (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • The graduate students in non-science disciplines are always bugging you to become unionized (in 10 reviews)

  • Cold weather in winter will give you a hard time (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Working for Michigan

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator Health  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator Health in Ann Arbor, MI

    Pros

    Great environment, 401k matching, cutting edge

    Cons

    Pay is lower than most

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Rewarding Experience

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

    Pros

    The work environment is a generally collegial type of atmosphere. People have less tendency to be self-interested when there is no focus on profit. The benefits are great, with a generous retirement plan, vacation time, and health benefits.

    Cons

    The decentralized structure of the higher education environment makes it difficult to get things done sometimes, particularly when processes are involved that require standardization. Also, people who work in higher education are sometimes unrealistic about the importance of policies and procedures.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    good place to learn and work

    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Ann Arbor, MI

    Pros

    strong teamwork, and people are friendly to share opinions.

    Cons

    the boss is very hands-off

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  5.  

    Nice Job during College

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Learned lots, but this would greatly depend on the Professor. Lots of social events to get to know co-workers. Research was interesting and was given a lot of responsibility.

    Cons

    Lab could be more clean and other undergraduates like myself should have been more organized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organization could use work.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hardware Technician  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Hardware Technician in Ann Arbor, MI

    Pros

    Incredible city, good compensation and possibility for advancement, respectable wage, very good benefits

    Cons

    Large bureaucracy, increasingly hiring from outside instead of promoting from within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Student Employment

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    Current Employee - Computer Consultant  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Computer Consultant in Ann Arbor, MI

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Good Benefits if you are full time employee.

    Cons

    Typical big business management issues.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Working for the Michigan Daily Newspaper

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good experience of working in a team setting
    3 hour per week commitment
    Opportunities for growth (or not--there's no pressure to move up)
    Casual setting

    Cons

    Can go late into the night
    Staff writers are clique-y

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it a less divided workplace

    Recommends
  9.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People, PTO, Retirement, benefits, food

    Cons

    management, pay, parking, unfairness, leadership

  10.  

    This is a great employer who values the employees

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

    Pros

    You are surrounded by bright and interesting people. One learns a lot by working with such people

    Cons

    Sometimes UM is a bit arrogant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place for research

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Research Assistant  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Research Assistant in Ann Arbor, MI

    Pros

    Good research environment
    Lower cost of living
    Many traveling opportunities for conferences
    Strong research community for collaboration

    Cons

    Limited access to industry
    Winters may be too cold

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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