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Michigan State University Graduate Assistant Reviews

Updated Mar 26, 2020

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Michigan State University President Samuel Stanley Jr.
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  1. "Overall very happy"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lansing, MI

    I have been working at Michigan State University full-time

    Pros

    Everything is good here at MSU

    Cons

    The location is in Lansing

    Michigan State University2020-03-17
  2. "Nice engineering graduate research experience"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in East Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Michigan State University part-time

    Pros

    Nice campus and work-life balance

    Cons

    No paid vacations as compared to other universities

    Michigan State University2020-03-26
  3. "n/a"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in East Lansing, MI

    I have been working at Michigan State University part-time

    Pros

    There is a graduate student union.

    Cons

    Support is not very even across departments.

    Michigan State University2020-03-17
  4. "Graduate Teaching Assistant at MSU"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant 

    I have been working at Michigan State University part-time

    Pros

    Considerable benefits for GTA, tuition wavied.

    Cons

    Weather is a cons, and nothing other than this.

    Michigan State University2020-02-14
  5. "If the cold doesn't bother you, apply!"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in East Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great program, great healthcare benefits

    Cons

    Low entry-level stipend compensation with respect to comparable schools.

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    Michigan State University2020-02-28
  6. "Great position in CANR"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in East Lansing, MI

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

    Pros

    You can get funding to pay for higher education (MSc or PhD) collaborative environment Faculty is helpful

    Cons

    Administration at the university level is dealing with some challenges Whenever contracts get renegotiated between the student union and the administration you risk losing or reducing benefits like health insurance

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    Michigan State University2020-02-09
  7. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in East Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Michigan State University part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pretty good for a student, also Lansing/East Lansing area is cheap.

    Cons

    Everything is fine, except the weather. Very cold.

    Michigan State University2020-02-07
  8. "Decent graduate program in chemistry but avoid certain advisors"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Michigan State University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Access to almost any instrumentation and field of study

    Cons

    Some advisors will make your life miserable

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    Michigan State University2020-01-03
  9. "Grad assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant 

    I have been working at Michigan State University part-time

    Pros

    It is not a bad place to work

    Cons

    The hours are crazy grueling

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    Michigan State University2019-11-13
  10. "Grad assistant at Michigan State University"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Michigan State University part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Great place to collaborate with researchers across different disciplines.

    Cons

    Semester basis contract. Too much workload.

    Michigan State University2019-11-26
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