WMU Reviews

Updated May 21, 2015
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  1. Great Place for research

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    Current Employee - Teacher/Graduate Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Teacher/Graduate Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at WMU part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Freedom of work, decent labs, knowledgeable adviser, helpful personnel. A good place to work but you would feel the need to move one after couple years.

    Cons

    Lack of fund! facilities are good but some times they don't work only because new projects either need money or relationships. An applicant for grad study should choose their adviser very carefully.

    Advice to Management

    Some professors are not motivated enough to run the projects. They just hold the system back. This encouragement usually happen after the tenure ship. I guess management should make them tenure more carefully.


  2. sales associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at WMU part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    flexible work schedule, worked around college classes

    Cons

    lack of communication amongst store managers

    Advice to Management

    better communication, better organization


  3. Great opportunity

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    Former Contractor - Research Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Contractor - Research Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at WMU as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, great hours, great bosses

    Cons

    Poor public transport, owning and being able to drive a vehicle is very important for convenience

    Advice to Management

    Hire based on competence not the need of the applicant or based on the nationality


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  5. Great interpersonal skill building experience

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI

    I worked at WMU part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People Ideas Comradery Friendship Great atmosphere My experience was truly life changing. Amy, Chris, Jen, Darin and the rest of the professional staff go above and beyond to identify projects that align the GA's with talents and add to their skill set. We had excellent bi-weekly staff meetings and became good friends over the course of the two year appointment. I highly recommend this institution for anyone interested in joining the WMU community.

    Cons

    None Teamwork Need more continuous training platforms for those who wish to be a part of multiple departments

    Advice to Management

    Keep including everyone in the discussion and help empower students to reach their full potential!


  6. Good

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    Former Employee - Event Coordinator in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Event Coordinator in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at WMU

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Not busy enough some days

    Advice to Management

    Good job


  7. Religious organization

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at WMU

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good benefits; not as good as they used to be.

    Cons

    Recent furloughs have caused some angst; chances for advancement without religious education are not favorable. Layoffs mean additional work on current staff.

    Advice to Management

    Today's publishing environment is so different from what it was 10, 20, 30 years ago. To really stay "in the game" this company needs to investigate ways to move forward in the online world.



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