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Updated February 21, 2017
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Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon
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  • Long hours long weeks climate sometimes too hot or too cold (in 20 reviews)

  • no cons good working environment (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Usher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Michigan State University part-time

    Pros

    Get to watch events and get paid.

    Cons

    A lot of standing in dress shoes.


  2. "research associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, great experience, and work-life balance

    Cons

    Nothing really, sometimes the weather is bad


  3. "Graduate Student Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Michigan State University full-time

    Pros

    Best campus, best football and basketball team to watch

    Cons

    Small town, close to some unsafe place such as Flint and Lansing, huge snow in winter


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  5. "RA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent working environment; great people to work with

    Cons

    Nothing much that needed to be improved


  6. "Secretary II"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Michigan State University full-time

    Pros

    MSU has great additional benefits and protection through the union is a plus. There are also two raises a year for this position with the potential for additional merit raises depending on the department.

    Cons

    A bit difficult to grow sometimes and may require you to leave your department to advance your career.


  7. "Great research environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Michigan State University full-time

    Pros

    Great multidisciplinary atmosphere and great work balance

    Cons

    Pay is little low. Parking not so great.


  8. "Why Michigan State University is the ideal place to start your career."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Michigan State University full-time

    Pros

    A Diverse community with a friendly environment that facilitates cordial learning and working relationship.

    Cons

    At times you get overwhelmed with the workload, especially when the semester is in section.


  9. "Medical Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Michigan State University full-time

    Pros

    Convient job location from home.

    Cons

    Low pay and no bonuses


  10. "professor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Michigan State University full-time

    Pros

    great work life balance. Great health and dental benefits. Also cheap and high quality childcare. Great location. Close to everything.

    Cons

    classrooms are too far away from the office. Too many international students but not enough domestic minority students. Parking sucks. Hard to find a place to park.

    Advice to Management

    work hard to solve the parking problem


  11. "Great Part-time job"

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    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in East Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Technical Assistant in East Lansing, MI
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Michigan State University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible, Good environment, good people

    Cons

    Work can be tedious sometimes

    Advice to Management

    No advice, my supervisor was always great



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