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Western Michigan University Benefits

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  • Jan 20, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Kalamazoo, Michigan

    Best thing is the retirement match and the amount of paid leave. Do not fall for "free education" it is still the same as any other business with reimbursement

  • Feb 05, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Kalamazoo, Michigan

    It has small workload, flexing working time. And also , the department chair is really nice. Hardware is bad. The salary is not very high to cover living expends.

  • Oct 24, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Kalamazoo, Michigan

    Excellent benefits including free or discounted tuition, a great health insurance package with affordable premiums, and lots of paid time off.

  • Sep 19, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Instructor, College Or University in Kalamazoo, Michigan

    Excellent health coverage and contributions to retirement fund

  • Mar 22, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Kalamazoo, Michigan

    Great for full time employees

  • Mar 21, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Student Worker in Kalamazoo, Michigan

    2-4 personal days, 2 academic days, 1 mental health day. Flexible on sick days

  • Jan 19, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Reference Student Assistant in Kalamazoo, Michigan

    Access to professional librarians as a resource while working as a student assistant

  • Nov 13, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Software Lead and Co-Business Development Lead in Kalamazoo, Michigan

    The more you work, the better opportunities they provide to you. If you just do your work, you will stay in the same place for a long time

  • Aug 29, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current IT Systems Specialist in Kalamazoo, Michigan

    Having working for both a large corporation and a small company, the benefits at WMU are excellent offering 401k with matching (forgetting %), health, vision and dental as well as many coverage options. Being higher education, you can also take classes for free as a full time employee. WMU promotes balanced life/work offering decent allocation of time off (vacation, sick, etc). There more to the benefits package that I don't take advantage of that I wish I could remember and add here. In general, the benefit offerings are very good.

  • Aug 28, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Student Worker in Kalamazoo, Michigan

    As a part time worker in the cafeteria, the only perk you get is a free meal when you work. Depending on which dining hall you work in, you may get the weekends off. Hours are very flexible. You basically get to work when you want as long as you sign up for your shifts early.

Benefits Summary


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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • CheckmarkHealth Insurance (17)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Occupational Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Financial & Retirement

Family & Parenting

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Work From Home
  • Fertility Assistance
  • Dependent Care
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Childcare
  • Reduced or Flexible Hours
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Unpaid Extended Leave

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

  • Employee Discount
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • Job Training
  • Professional Development
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Tuition Assistance

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