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Eastern Michigan University Reviews

Updated April 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people to work with and you can come and leave anytime you want (in 6 reviews)

  • paid for my classes, flexible schedule, got to assist many departments (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Busy environment, hours vary by departments, changes to job requirements, and student workers pay is low (in 4 reviews)

  • minimum wage that barely goes up (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Building Manager"

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    Current Employee - Building Manager in Ypsilanti, MI
    Current Employee - Building Manager in Ypsilanti, MI

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

    Pros

    positive work environment. Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Unsupportive administration. High turn-over rate


  2. "A Lot of Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ypsilanti, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ypsilanti, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eastern Michigan University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you put in the effort, there are a lot of places looking for help that will welcome you.

    Cons

    A lot of politics that can be distracting.


  3. "Very disorganized university"

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    Former Employee - Student Employee in Pittsfield, MI
    Former Employee - Student Employee in Pittsfield, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eastern Michigan University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They are starting to change the university. New additions are being made campus wide which should help with the on campus life.

    Cons

    Location is poor and so is the layout of campus. There is a large absence when it comes to on campus life.

    Advice to Management

    Get students to stay on campus


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  5. "Good"

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

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

    Pros

    Good option for students to learn more.

    Cons

    Professors do not any GA requirements openly, So only very few people knows about the job availability.


  6. "Digital Fabrication Lab Technichian"

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    Former Employee - Digital Fabrication Lab Technician in Ypsilanti, MI
    Former Employee - Digital Fabrication Lab Technician in Ypsilanti, MI

    I worked at Eastern Michigan University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy accessibility to Eastern Michigan University"s lab equipment with available professionals to educate and assist. Scheduling and payment made readily available on an user friendly website.

    Cons

    Limited funds within certain departments minimize available work hours.


  7. "Nice place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator Assistant in Ypsilanti, MI
    Former Employee - Coordinator Assistant in Ypsilanti, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I have worked in the administration while I was a student at EMU. It was pleasure working there. The employees come from different backgrounds. the environment is very friendly and the team I worked with was very energetic and motivated. I would love to go back to work there.

    Cons

    It would be nice if students get a better paid ( pay was the state minimum wage) more flexibility in scheduling especially during the summer time


  8. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant/Office Assistant-Student Worker in Ypsilanti, MI
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant/Office Assistant-Student Worker in Ypsilanti, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Eastern Michigan University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Staff is very supportive of educational goals

    Cons

    As a student there were no down sides. But I guess not truly reflective of a corporate environment.


  9. "Eastern Michigan"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ypsilanti, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ypsilanti, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, good retirement matching, free classes for employee, free undergrad classes for employees family. Pay is on the lower side.

    Cons

    I found minimal room for growth past entry level, but that may just be my department.

    Advice to Management

    Grow your people and invest in them so they stay


  10. "Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Assistant in Ypsilanti, MI
    Current Employee - Assistant in Ypsilanti, MI

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

    Pros

    Study about MS CRM and simulate it
    Research the articles or papers about data infrastructure and network security, school IT

    Cons

    Sometimes the work time has changed.


  11. "Working for the Physics Department"

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    Former Employee - Physics Laboratory Instructor and Tutor in Ypsilanti, MI
    Former Employee - Physics Laboratory Instructor and Tutor in Ypsilanti, MI

    I worked at Eastern Michigan University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with some amazing other lab teachers and got plenty of experience in teaching in a laboratory setting.

    Cons

    Worked way more hours grading worksheets and reports than I was getting paid for. Felt much more like a teacher than a student.



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