University of Michigan Reviews

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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. Student

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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

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

    Pros

    terrific University with best students
    excellent location and facilities
    awesome food
    great residential development
    excellent faculty focused on the growth of students

    Cons

    Michigan economy is drowning and so are the opportunities
    a lot of crime in the area
    some faculty members not so good

    Advice to Management

    improve Michigan economy and enroll some good professors and students in the university that would really enhance the brand name of the university globally

  2. Research Fellow

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Ann Arbor, MI

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

    Pros

    Time flexibility, Positive work environment, excellent health benefits

    Cons

    Low competitive PostDoc salary, poor likelihood for salary increase.

    Advice to Management

    Please be aware of cost of living and wage needs for new PhD graduates. Cost of education continues to be an issue and PhD jobs are becoming more competitive. If Univeristy categorized PostDoc as student, loan repayment can be deferred.

  3. Wonderful place to work

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    Current Employee - Building Manager in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Building Manager in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at University of Michigan

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

    Pros

    The entire time I worked there, I was met with friendly coworkers. They are very flexible on hours, and it is always a fun and exciting work environment.

    Cons

    Usually had to work long night shifts. Weekend shifts were guaranteed. Occasional Holiday shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Management is very fair in their selection of shifts for people to work. Everybody pulls their weight and nobody ends up doing all of the work.

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  5. Challenging and rewarding

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great advisor and collegues. challenging and exciting work. Gained several new technical skills. flexible work schedule. Good pay and course credit

    Cons

    at first, i was required to do my work in the computer lab because my computer didn't have all of the software. Then i received the software for free, so in the end, i could do the work in my dorm

    Advice to Management

    The management is very hard working and respectful. My only advice is to keep it up. I loved working for you.

  6. Program Assistant

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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)

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

    Pros

    Incredible benefits, great funding, fabulous co-workers, interesting and fulfilling work.

    Cons

    You have to pay for parking. Ann Arbor driving is crazy.

    Advice to Management

    Give more opportunities for advancement.

  7. Helpful (1)

    My job at U of M has been an excellent experience, I am treated with respect and am part of a collaborative team

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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 (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    flexible hours, collaboration, learning environment, fair pay, friendly coworkers, great work ethic, respect, social and community involvement, best practices, access to excellent databases, technology and software

    Cons

    lunch breaks are unpaid, no windows in office, some workers seem unqualified for their position, dark office, working at a cubicle, sometimes difficult to work under university's requirements and regulations

    Advice to Management

    you are doing an excellent job, keep it up. I am happy with my position at u of m and am sad to leave when I graduate.

  8. graduate student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Michigan

    Pros

    great place to work at

    Cons

    its really cold in winter

  9. Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Michigan part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    close To home. Cool people

    Cons

    alot of work at times that seems worthless

    Advice to Management

    none

  10. It was really fun teaching tennis for U-Move

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    Current Employee - Tennis Instructor in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Tennis Instructor in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at University of Michigan

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

    Pros

    They paid overtime for putting the balls away and the students were really nice

    Cons

    Some students didn't speak English which made it difficult to teach them tennis

    Advice to Management

    None.

  11. No growth

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

    I worked at University of Michigan

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good research environment. Plenty of opportunity to write and win grants.

    Cons

    Complacency and arrogant staff. Administration paid wY to much.

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