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Michigan State University Reviews

Updated October 19, 2018
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Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon
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Pros
  • "Great work environment right on campus" (in 79 reviews)

  • "Easy and flexible hours, management that understands students first" (in 56 reviews)

Cons
  • "All while getting relatively low pay for your education" (in 27 reviews)

  • "Long hours in the hot sun during the summer season" (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Michigan State University"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in East Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in East Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leading research institution, great city, great culture.

    Cons

    The winters are very snowy.


  2. "Associate Director"

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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

    benefits and flexibility are best in the state

    Cons

    difficult to get in, but then there are ample opportunities to move up

  3. "DECS IT consultant"

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    Former Employee - IT Support in East Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - IT Support in East Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The team was great. They worked well with your class times and were very flexible.

    Cons

    There are basically no cons to speak of. This was the ideal job during the semester.


  4. "Great University Atmosphere"

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

    I worked at Michigan State University full-time

    Pros

    -Flexible Hours for Students
    -Low stress job

    Cons

    Employees can be at times not collaborative.


  5. "Research Associate"

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

    I have been working at Michigan State University part-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to be a part of cutting edge research

    Cons

    Pay is not great. Even given a range by HR and being highly productive, my salary is consistently at the bottom of the range with no direction on how to attain even a slight increase.


  6. "na"

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

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

    Pros

    good work hours for students

    Cons

    none that I can think of


  7. "Technical Student"

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    Current Employee - Technical Student in East Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Technical Student in East Lansing, MI

    I have been working at Michigan State University part-time

    Pros

    Great people and great environment. Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Not much cons to this place

  8. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Michigan State University part-time

    Pros

    Great culture, atmosphere and environment.

    Cons

    Older employees can be difficult to work with.


  9. "Service Center Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They work well with your schedule. If you live on or close to campus this is a great job to have!

    Cons

    The job could be boring sometimes when you have nothing to do.


  10. "Graduate Research Assistant at MSU"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Michigan State University full-time

    Pros

    Very diverse environment. Easy to succeed once you make friends with the right people.

    Cons

    Ugly behind the scenes environment. Lots of people in one building that could care less if you succeed.


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