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Michigan State University Reviews

Updated January 12, 2019
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  • "All while getting relatively low pay for your education" (in 27 reviews)

  • "The work/life balance is not completely defined" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Depends on the department"

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

    I have been working at Michigan State University full-time

    Pros

    Parking is relatively easy, departments often have coffee for speakers and events

    Cons

    Not much to do in East Lansing


  2. "Overall Great Place to Work"

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

    I worked at Michigan State University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    MSU is a very large campus with ample opportunity for work in many different areas. The school spirit is great and people are generally nice.

    Cons

    MSU parking is horrible, I got many tickets during my time there.

  3. "Nice job1"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Michigan State University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best salary,bonus, and the environment is fabulous

    Cons

    Long working hour, bad management

    Advice to Management

    Improve the quality of the hall


  4. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Michigan State University full-time

    Pros

    - Good Salary
    - Good professors
    -Good Benefits

    Cons

    - Michigan Winters
    - The work/life balance is not completely defined


  5. "Location is important."

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    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in East Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - PhD Graduate Student in East Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Michigan State University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a cheap place. The workload is not high.

    Cons

    Life is boring. Payment is not very good.


  6. "Assistant Professor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The business department has amazing faculty

    Cons

    Being a big university its hard to establish connections


  7. "Works with you to create a schedule"

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

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

    Pros

    They try to keep a positive culture, the people are awesome and are always willing to help

    Cons

    The University is huge, so it can be tough to find the exact service you need

    Advice to Management

    Try to streamline things

  8. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    its a great place, there are no cons


  9. "Good experience, but depends on department, advisor, and your initiative."

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in East Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in East Lansing, MI

    I worked at Michigan State University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good experience. Institution has strong research reputation.

    Cons

    Experiences can be variable. Compensation not great.


  10. "Dish Lead"

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

    I worked at Michigan State University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, free food, good employees.

    Cons

    Understaffed, hard work, bad communication