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Michigan State University Employee Reviews about "low pay"

Updated Nov 8, 2021

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Michigan State University President Samuel Stanley Jr.
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  • "The people are great and we all have a lot of fun at work while getting our job done(in 138 reviews)
  • "Great benefits and working with students is great!(in 135 reviews)
  • "Usually flexible hours and usually you aren't working the maximum weekly hours in my experience.(in 109 reviews)
  • "MSU has a beautiful campus and is honestly it's a pleasure to head into work every morning.(in 87 reviews)
  • "Good work environment(in 47 reviews)
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  1. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Okay

    Jun 14, 2022 - Student Worker 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    It was a great atmosphere and easy when living in the dorms

    Cons

    The pay was terrible and shift flexibility was terrible

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    HR Office & Marketing Assistant

    Nov 1, 2013 - Human Resources Office & Marketing Assistant in East Lansing, MI
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Michigan State, for me especially as a student, is so convenient. They work around my class schedule and make sure I am given the amount of hours I requested. There's endless opportunities here at MSU for career advancement. There's also a lot of room for growth to move up into a full time position.

    Cons

    The only con I would have to say about working at MSU is the low pay. Most student employees are only paid minimum wage with a tiny raise after each year you work.

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee

    a good place to work

    Sep 15, 2011 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    good work/life balance, opportunities to learn new techniques, friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    pay and its increase rate is relatively low

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Michigan State is a great university to work for with great people.

    Oct 14, 2013 - Graduate Student in East Lansing, MI
    Recommend
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    Pros

    All faculty at Michigan State are very supportive of student's who are working at the same time as taking classes. They are flexible with your schedule and know that school comes first.

    Cons

    The only downside would be that the pay is relatively low for some positions that require a large time commitment.

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    easy and flexible

    Jul 5, 2022 - Service Center Representative 
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    Pros

    easy work and short shifts to fit around class schedule

    Cons

    pay is pretty low and too many large meetings

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Pretty Good

    May 1, 2021 - Graduate Assistant - Research in East Lansing, MI
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    Pros

    Graduate students are unionized, decent health insurance, pay is adequate for a single person living in the area, pay is the same for all graduate students in a given department

    Cons

    Your personal experience can be highly dependent on what lab you join in terms of hours worked, time off, and general working environment. Pay is low for the work and effort you put in but so is every other grad program.

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good place to work

    Aug 19, 2010 - Research Assistant 
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    Pros

    - Flexible work hours - Exciting research opportunities - Great coworkers - Innovative research plans - Nice city to live in with a lot to do

    Cons

    - Low pay for entry level and students - Funding and grant issues come up sometimes - Can't think of anything else

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    No benefits

    Aug 5, 2019 - Customer Service Representative in East Lansing, MI
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Friendly, clean, and safe working environment.

    Cons

    Very strict on break times, worked in culinary services. Bad pay and they have on-call schedule where you get random hours. No benefits for on-call/part time team members.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great University

    Jul 8, 2019 - PhD Research Assistant in East Lansing, MI
    Recommend
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    Pros

    MSU is a great university and has a unionized graduate union. They do a really good job making sure that you have health benefits and decent salary

    Cons

    The pay could be a bit better but is more than enough for living in Michigan

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  10. 5.0