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Michigan State University Research Assistant Reviews

Updated Mar 26, 2020

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  1. "Nice facilities and regions of experience"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant 

    I worked at Michigan State University part-time

    Pros

    Nice lab and research facilities, friendly staff, plentiful research areas

    Cons

    Some labs are older but there are many new labs

    Michigan State University2020-03-26
  2. "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
  3. "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
  4. "Nice part-time tutoring gig for a college student"

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    Current Employee - Peer Research Assistant in Lansing, MI
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    - High pay for a university job - Lots of free time - Rewarding

    Cons

    - Low amount of hours available

    Michigan State University2020-03-11
  5. "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
  6. "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
  7. "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
  8. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    MSU has good graduate colleges. Friendly to international students

    Cons

    The university needs better management

    Michigan State University2020-02-21
  9. "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
  10. "Great place for gaining research experience"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant 

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, great advisors and colleagues.

    Cons

    Weather gets very cold during the winter

    Michigan State University2020-02-01
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