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"A great place to work if you're more concerned about quality of life than about salary"

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  • Comp & Benefits
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Current Employee - Staff Specialist in Ann Arbor, MI
Current Employee - Staff Specialist in Ann Arbor, MI
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Approves of CEO

I have been working at University of Michigan full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Benefits are excellent, lots of vacation, and you work with (and often for) really smart people. And you know your company isn't going to be sold or shut down. It's a stable employer. Also, in most parts of the University, there isn't a lot of pressure. (This varies.)

Cons

Pay is lower than in private industry (but see benefits above), and raises are terrible. Not as exciting. Few opportunities for travel in most positions. Quality of management varies dramatically. Some very dysfunctional people can get entrenched, and you have to work with them.

Other Employee Reviews for University of Michigan

  1. "My experience here was overwhelming to say the least."

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    Former Employee - Housing Service Worker (Work-Study) in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Housing Service Worker (Work-Study) in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    meet new friends
    earn some money
    something to put on your resume

    Cons

    difficulty managing work/school/life balance
    no useful skills learned
    big place

    Advice to Management

    good job


  2. "UM is top-notch from facilities & equipment to faculty, staff, and students."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Technician Associate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Research Technician Associate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Michigan full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The UM community is open, diverse, and collaborative. There are many core facilities and support services including health & safety that promote ethical, robust, and translational research.

    The transportation services are useful for traveling between the various campuses.

    Cons

    The only downside that I have experienced is the expense of parking and the traffic from construction that leads to longer than expected commute times. It is manageable during off rush hour times.

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