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Eastern Michigan University Reviews

Updated April 12, 2018
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Pros
  • flexible schedule, friendly people, great networking opportunities (in 9 reviews)

  • Great People, Great Environment, Office Culture is Awesome (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • minimum wage and having to work with unreliable people (in 7 reviews)

  • Low pay scale in relation to industry (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Production Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ypsilanti, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ypsilanti, MI

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are great, and a nice environment to work in.

    Cons

    Pay may not be the best for some jobs.


  2. "Professor"

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    Current Employee - Professor in Ypsilanti, MI
    Current Employee - Professor in Ypsilanti, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules are available each semester and summer
    Tenure is an option for those who want to stay
    Regular raises are available
    Salary adjustment and Promotions
    Students are great at what they do

    Cons

    Some politics occur on campus but they can be ignored
    Committee work is required for all professors and lecturers
    Location is in a not so good area
    History is not the best
    Football seldom wins

    Advice to Management

    Great opportunity to hire new people from the Simulation, Animation, and Gaming program. Students are well prepared for the animation industry.

  3. "Lab Attendant"

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    Current Employee - Lab Attendant in Ypsilanti, MI
    Current Employee - Lab Attendant in Ypsilanti, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Eastern Michigan University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The job is not complicated.

    Cons

    Staff needs to work at night.


  4. "Software developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eastern Michigan University part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Well scheduled, not too busy.

    Cons

    There aren't a lot of real projects to work on.


  5. "Halle library, great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Information Desk Attendant
    Former Employee - Information Desk Attendant

    I worked at Eastern Michigan University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The staff at Halle library at eastern Michigan university are helpful, friendly and made me really feel happy during my time working with them.

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the awesome work! Working up at Halle library was one of my absolute favorite jobs and I'm sad that I won't get to see everyone as often (since I graduated)


  6. "Office Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eastern Michigan University part-time

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful. always willing to help.

    Cons

    No cons noticed from me.


  7. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Eastern Michigan University full-time

    Pros

    Great program offerings for students and administration has a genuine interest in providing support to its students. EMU is strongly dedicated to growing and protecting a highly diverse student demographic.

    Cons

    Significant budget issues. Divisive and destructive union/administration relationship has created a a highly charged, negative political environment that is making progress extremely difficult to achieve.

  8. "behavior technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    friendly staff, clients are great

    Cons

    little pay, only offers part time, no benefits

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  9. "Reseach Graduate Assistant, Mentor"

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    Current Employee - Linguist in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Linguist in Ann Arbor, MI

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

    Pros

    It improves my thinking, gives a great opportunity to grow and gain new experience.

    Cons

    I do not work with people a lot.


  10. "Halle Library: Awesome place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Information Desk Attendant in Ypsilanti, MI
    Former Employee - Information Desk Attendant in Ypsilanti, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eastern Michigan University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The staff is incredibly friendly, they're flexible with your hours and it's on campus so you can work between classes.

    Cons

    Occasionally you have to deal with a problematic patron, but other than that, it's a great job!


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