Michigan State University Reviews

Updated Aug 12, 2020

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Michigan State University President Samuel Stanley Jr.
Samuel Stanley Jr.
39 Ratings
Pros
  • "Easy going work environment, many things to learn from(in 104 reviews)

  • "flexible hours and decent pay with annual raises guaranteed(in 82 reviews)

Cons
  • "There are no cons that I can think of(in 40 reviews)

  • "Low pay, but my position was meant for college students that attend MSU(in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Michigan State University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A good work environment with professors

    Cons

    None so far and hope that continues to be the case for others

  2. "GRA review"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    health insurance, good facilities for research, industry connections

    Cons

    weather is harsh, small town, not many places to go

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  3. "Great place to be !"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Doctoral Candidate in East Lansing, MI

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

    Pros

    Friendly professors, always ready to help, easy access to databases, great campus

    Cons

    Still finding some - perhaps the harsh winters of Michigan

  4. "Perfect Job for College Students"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Center Representative in East Lansing, MI

    I worked at Michigan State University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The job was pretty easy. If I had free time I could work on my homework or study.

    Cons

    The shifts were too short - 3 hours. Also the shifts were fixed so less flexibility.

  5. "Good place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Michigan State University part-time

    Pros

    Good location, community, plenty of opportunity

    Cons

    As a college student, not a lot of downsides except for balancing classes

  6. "Working as an MSU Lifeguard"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in East Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Michigan State University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, decent pay

    Cons

    Management was other students and were unorganized

  7. "Great Student Position"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Technology Assistant in East Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Remote, great communication between web team, easy to contact supervisors for help or to ask questions, performing meaningful work.

    Cons

    Only part time, only student position.

  8. "Good"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Michigan State University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good experience and a fun time

    Cons

    can be difficult to work with the students

  9. "Student Cafeteria Worker"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Student Food Service Worker in East Lansing, MI

    I worked at Michigan State University part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility in scheduling shifts Welcoming environment HR is incredible!

    Cons

    My location was understaffed Pay could be a bit higher

  10. "Good pay for student position!"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Level IV Student Supervisor in East Lansing, MI

    I worked at Michigan State University part-time

    Pros

    Good hourly rates for a student job and if you work during holidays there are incentives

    Cons

    It depends on the department that you work for, but REHS is chaotic but managable.

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