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"Survey Technician at the Institute for Social Research"

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Current Employee - Survey Technician in Ann Arbor, MI
Current Employee - Survey Technician in Ann Arbor, MI
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I have been working at University of Michigan part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

-Working at UM gets you an MCard which allows you to ride the Ann Arbor buses for free - makes up for the fact that parking is hard to find.
-Nice, helpful management.
-Cash bonuses are a nice incentive for meeting monthly goals.

Cons

-Free parking on the street is hard to find, but I wouldn't overly blame the Univ. of Michigan for that one.
-Part-time job with only 4 - 6 hour shifts doesn't make this a real money maker.

Other Employee Reviews for University of Michigan

  1. "Great for the first couple years"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Michigan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility is great. Can working 4 10 hour days or make up time if needed. Most the staff are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Some of the bosses are micromanagers. Some projects are useless and have no value to them. Time can be spent working on projects that actually make a difference in financials and quanity.


  2. "Great for working moms or faculty spouses"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Michigan full-time

    Pros

    Perfection is expected.
    Culture and arts in Ann Arbor.
    Very affordable HMO for employees. Good about time off and family care time. Strong senior leadership and university seems to be in good fiscal standing. 200% match on first 5% for retirement. The talent and brilliance that comes to campus is jaw dropping. Many days I feel it a privilege to work here.

    Cons

    Perfection is expected.
    Michigan winters and snow days are never called.
    Large, and very fragmented organization, so experiences will vary. Middle management untrained for managing people, and it is problematic. Layoffs in a couple areas, attrition in others. Staff is often not being replaced and it is causing heavy workload and stress on those remaining. Univ apparently ignoring this while dumping money into MHealthy program to help keep staff stress down. Raises the last couple years were crummy. Vacation accrual could be better. Parking is expensive and often not close to workplace. Ann Arbor traffic is ridiculous! No quick way to freeways. Increasing pressure on staff to carpool, take bus, or bicycle to work. Less and less accommodation for drivers. Politically, a very active and liberal institution.

    Advice to Management

    Many of us love it here. It's almost a second home. We appreciate the strong leadership and measures taken to keep the U in good shape. The last couple years, however, have been very hard on staff. It is now time to recognize and remedy that. Please give the push to bus or bike into campus a rest. Accommodating staff cars without charging for parking would go a long way toward improving morale with your overworked employees! Also, please train your managers how to manage staff.

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