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

  • "flexible schedule, friendly people, great networking opportunities(in 9 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. "Excellent workplace"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Eastern Michigan University

      Pros

      The Department was organized and helped me settle in smoothly

      Cons

      Wish there was more office space for adjuncts and lecturers

    • "Awesome Job"

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      Current Employee - Student Assistant 
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Eastern Michigan University part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great work environment. You can choose your own schedule to accommodate with classes. Leadership opportunities available.

      Cons

      Co-Workers are amazing but there's still a lack of diversity.

    • "Great atmosphere"

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

      I worked at Eastern Michigan University part-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great People to work with

      Cons

      Stays busy throughout the day

      Advice to Management

      Evaluate Time schedules

    • "Accountatnt"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Eastern Michigan University full-time

      Pros

      Good benefits and the pay is decent

      Cons

      Poor management, very low employee morale

      Advice to Management

      Go to management training

    • "Consultant"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Eastern Michigan University full-time

        Pros

        The employees are very committed and positive toward each other. The students are great.

        Cons

        The lack of promotional opportunities.

      • "Secretary"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at Eastern Michigan University part-time

          Pros

          Good work and school balance. Great people working at EMU.

          Cons

          No cons to share, except that parking can be hard to find.

        • "Colleagues and Students are great but..."

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

          I have been working at Eastern Michigan University part-time for more than 2 years

          Pros

          I truly love what I do. Students are wonderful. My colleagues are supportive. The union gives a 100+% to fight for our needs.

          Cons

          *Upper administration and Board of Regents appear to not care about students, faculty and staff. They have been hell-bent on cutting and outsourcing. *Lack of respect for lecturers. We are often informed of our course load 2 weeks prior to the beginning of a term. Sometimes even less. This causes ALL kinds of problems. It makes it difficult to prep for classes and order books. It often means payroll mistakes...

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          Advice to Management

          Right size administration. Find your cajones and pull out of the MAC, cause our students shouldn't be subsidizing a failing football team to appear on ESPN on Thursday evening. Wake up! Its not pulling new students to the university. Upper admin, consider a pay cut! Some of you are making more than enough to live in Southeastern Michigan. You can take a pay cut far quicker than your adjuncts and lower administrative...

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        • "Research Graduate Assistant"

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          Current Employee - Research Graduate Assistant in Ypsilanti, MI
          Recommends

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

          Pros

          Learned a lot, no pressure, culturally diversified academic environment.

          Cons

          The Business Analytics field needs more support on all aspects: technical courses, research funding and up-to-date tools like Hadoop and Tableau.

        • "Gallery Assistant"

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          Former Employee - Assistant in Ypsilanti, MI
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I worked at Eastern Michigan University part-time for more than 4 years

          Pros

          Was a great place to learn about the field.

          Cons

          Sometimes (especially pre exhibit opening) could be long hours

          Advice to Management

          none

        • "Adjunct"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Doesn't Recommend

          I worked at Eastern Michigan University for more than 2 years

          Pros

          Free tuition after 2 semesters

          Cons

          Disorganized. Other staff/professors act like high school girls.

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