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Updated July 15, 2017
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Central Michigan University President George E. Ross, Ph.D.
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  • No benefits, low pay, too many students didn't try hard (in 11 reviews)

  • As a student, expect minimum wage (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Resident Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Mount Pleasant, MI
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Mount Pleasant, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Central Michigan University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free room and board. You make lasting memories and you are seen as a role model for students. Great preparation for a real job with many co-workers.

    Cons

    Can be stressful and time-consuming depending on your commitment. Beginning and ending of the year can be hell. Some deadlines for work to be done.

    Advice to Management

    Your experience will depend on your floor and your staff/hall director. A positive and understand leader will make your experience enjoyable.


  2. "Student Office Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Mount Pleasant, MI
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Mount Pleasant, MI
    Recommends

    I have been working at Central Michigan University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible hours, no taking work home, hours only between Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, good environment, holidays off

    Cons

    As a student office assistant, the only con is the limited number of hours allowed to work during fall and spring semester

  3. "The Market"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Mount Pleasant, MI
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Mount Pleasant, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Central Michigan University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I made a lot of good friends while working at the Market. Working on Campus allows you to have more freedom during the holidays.

    Cons

    I had some very racial motivated encounters while working at the Market. I reported them only to find out there were other reports on this person. This person is still an employee and absolutely nothing was done about it. In fact, they were given more responsibility and praise.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the staff and quit cutting corners.


  4. "Technology Operations - Web and App Developer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Pleasant, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Pleasant, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This student position pays well, and is flexible with your class schedule. You get paid to learn, and it is challenging.

    Cons

    No benefits with this student position, cannot continue employment after graduation.


  5. "Graduate Assistant: Foreign Languages Literatures and Cultures Department"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Pleasant, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Pleasant, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Central Michigan University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I absolutely loved working as a graduate assistant in this department. Everyone was very helpful and supportive. I learned a lot! All in all a great experience.

    Cons

    Obviously being an instructor for a class, you can't pick your students. Sometimes you can get people that are unwilling to participate and can ruin the learning experience for others.


  6. "Student Employee"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mount Pleasant, MI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mount Pleasant, MI

    I have been working at Central Michigan University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment, Good location

    Cons

    Nothing, Everything looks good here


  7. "Culture struggling"

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    Current Employee - Technical Coordinator in Mount Pleasant, MI
    Current Employee - Technical Coordinator in Mount Pleasant, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Central Michigan University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are still some of the best around. There are many fantastic people, both in operational staff and faculty.

    Cons

    Pay is low. The culture is deteriorating. More silo thinking than ever and too many upper level management just trying to protect their own positions.

    Advice to Management

    Please start acting on the values that you espouse.

  8. "Art Gallery Attendant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Art Gallery Attendant in Mount Pleasant, MI
    Current Employee - Art Gallery Attendant in Mount Pleasant, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Central Michigan University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy job, not physically intense.

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours, although i am a student so I need time for schoolwork.


  9. "Charter School Office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Pleasant, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Pleasant, MI
    Recommends

    I have been working at Central Michigan University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The job is sometimes challenged me and forced me to learn more about the industry, and has provided me with some very good connections

    Cons

    Cap on hours per week for students


  10. "coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Mount Pleasant, MI
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Mount Pleasant, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Central Michigan University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, really nice people to work with

    Cons

    really busy during the school year


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