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Michigan State University Reviews

Updated July 21, 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 77 reviews)

  • "Easy and flexible hours, management that understands students first" (in 54 reviews)

Cons
  • "All while getting relatively low pay for your education" (in 26 reviews)

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

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  1. "Msu Student Employee"

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    Former Employee - Union Cafe in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Union Cafe in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment for students

    Cons

    Need to give heads up before taking time off.


  2. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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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

    Working here provides great learning opportunities. It helps me to explore my future career options and path.

    Cons

    The pay rate is relatively low but the great experiences compensate for that.

  3. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at Michigan State University part-time

    Pros

    Nice and understanding employees and managers.

    Cons

    Seasonal job. Not open in Winter


  4. "MSU Writer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Michigan State University part-time

    Pros

    flexible, inclusive, creative, fun, dynamic

    Cons

    not always enough work for everyone


  5. "So-So Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Michigan State University part-time

    Pros

    Resources, funding opportunities, travel opportunities

    Cons

    Structure, big pond small fish


  6. "MSU grad assistant"

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

    Pros

    Graduate Assistants are unionized so we got health insurance and some security.

    Cons

    The actual administration and HR of MSU are hostile towards graduate assistants. Some departments are great, others (looking at you, Math) are horrid and abusive.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so hostile to the union, we are trying to make the university better.


  7. "MSU"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Michigan State University full-time

    Pros

    The university is located in a nice and cozy town

    Cons

    could not think of any cons

  8. "Benefits are the key"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant II in East Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant II in East Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers, great benefits, beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Budget considerations play a major role and are different within each separate college on campus.


  9. "Student Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Michigan State University part-time

    Pros

    Best university in the world!

    Cons

    Sometimes not enough student help.


  10. "Geologist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Michigan State University full-time

    Pros

    Working hours were relatively flexible

    Cons

    Inflexibility of HR policies; lack of advancement opportunities


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