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Eastern Michigan University Reviews

Updated Oct 11, 2019

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3.7
73%
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54%
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Eastern Michigan University CEO James M. Smith
James M. Smith
21 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great People, Great Environment, Office Culture is Awesome(in 11 reviews)

  • "flexible schedule, friendly people, great networking opportunities(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "The pay is usually around minimum wage and the hours are broken up into 4 hour shifts in order to avoid having to give student workers breaks(in 8 reviews)

  • "Wish there was more office space for adjuncts and lecturers(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Marketing Department"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Ypsilanti, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eastern Michigan University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Covered all fees + Stipend . Minimal work

    Cons

    Sometimes department is way too slow. No work at all

    Eastern Michigan University2019-05-10
  2. "Meh"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Eastern Michigan University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Students are great to work with

    Cons

    Pay and management is terribly unorganized

    Eastern Michigan University2019-10-12
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  4. "Poor leadership and shrinking student enrollment"

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    Former Employee - Tech Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Eastern Michigan University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Reasonable compensation and benefits are excellent. Most working there are in it to help the students. Students are great.

    Cons

    Parking is a nightmare. Financial decision making is misguided (Football coach makes more than the president and athletics losses money), politics are ridiculous and the people that do the least to contribute are the most protected and loudest critics of the university. Like all higher ed, departments work in silos and nobody wants to do anything that encroach on their fiefdom.

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip on the money, too many people spending on redundant and improperly vetted systems and projects.

    Eastern Michigan University2019-10-09
  5. "Amazing"

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    Former Employee - Mentor in Ypsilanti, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eastern Michigan University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great staff to work with!

    Cons

    You had to pay for parking

    Eastern Michigan University2019-09-05
  6. "Accounting/Finance Department"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant 

    I worked at Eastern Michigan University part-time

    Pros

    Covered all tuition and fees plus had biweekly pay

    Cons

    Very unorganized, sometimes there was no work yet still had to turn in your hour sheets, had Finance students covering Accounting workloads.

    Eastern Michigan University2019-07-17
  7. "Eh"

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor 

    I have been working at Eastern Michigan University part-time

    Pros

    Easy job, decent pay rate

    Cons

    Not enough hours, miscommunication, direction not well.

    Eastern Michigan University2019-07-07
  8. "Great place to work as long as you know people that can get your quota"

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    Former Employee - SEEUS in Ypsilanti, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eastern Michigan University part-time

    Pros

    awesome job, just walking around talking to people.

    Cons

    minimum quotas to meet, sometimes people DO NOT want to walk and its hard to make the minimums

    Eastern Michigan University2019-06-08
  9. "One of the Best Paid Jobs On Campus"

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    Current Employee - IT Help Desk Technician in Ypsilanti, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Eastern Michigan University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A dollar more than minimum wage (what other student employees get), easy work, it's entry level and employers like when you do help desk jobs.

    Cons

    It's harder if you live off campus, especially when the roads are slick, but the attendance policy it's the most flexible.

    Eastern Michigan University2019-05-29
  10. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eastern Michigan University part-time

    Pros

    Easy Job as long as you like your field

    Cons

    Not really reputable, nobody cares whether you submit your timesheet.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on research

    Eastern Michigan University2019-06-10
  11. "Student Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Eastern Michigan University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and great for students

    Cons

    Do not receive raises that often

    Eastern Michigan University2019-05-16
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