Western Michigan University - The benefits of working at WMU are the greatest attraction. Free tuition for the employee, BC/BS generous leave totals. | Glassdoor
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"The benefits of working at WMU are the greatest attraction. Free tuition for the employee, BC/BS generous leave totals."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Work weeks are M-F 8-5, very predictable schedule. If you have other commitments, generally work does not encroach on your personal time. Benefits are very good and sick and annual leave amounts are generous.

Cons

Starting salaries are generally low, and it is very difficult to move up the scale. The only way to get a salary increase is to change jobs. Annual across-the-board increases have been 1% and 1.5% the last two years. Hourly and salaried employees get the same amount. There is no mechanism for salary increase once you are hired into a position.

Advice to Management

Company values and core mission of serving students is recognizable across campus, and most employees appreciate the service environment. There are awards for employees, but these are only given if the employees supervisor takes the time to submit the paperwork so the employee can be considered, so this doesn't get utilized as it should and employees often feel unappreciated.

Other Employee Reviews for Western Michigan University

  1. "Great experience, great benefits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Michigan University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fabulous team, great benefits, friendly and exciting place to work. Fun to work with students and see how excited they are about their future.

    Cons

    There really weren't any major Cons. It was a great place to work and I would work there again, if given the opportunity.


  2. "Okay experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flight Instructor in Battle Creek, MI
    Former Employee - Flight Instructor in Battle Creek, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of Passion and the management "higher management" are the best mentors that I have seen in the business.

    Cons

    Politics inside the company can be troublesome and if hours of flight instruction aren't met then it comes down on the CFI... if the pay was a bit better and the benefits were better then I would understand. Also it's god awful teaching somebody that will have 135,000 dollars worth of debt straight out of college and will be lucky if they find a 15,000 a year job with the hours that they have

    Advice to Management

    Just because the way something is doesn't mean it is right, your a university the airline companies are a far off distance from the graduate of the program, be honest about it from the beginning and definitely talk about the fact that most likely your first job isn't going to pay for your life/bills. Possibly could do something about that tooo like pay your flight instructors an honest salary instead of hourly. They might work harder knowing that they have a set amount coming through the door.


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