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Michigan State University Employee Reviews about "low pay"

Updated Jan 14, 2021

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Michigan State University President Samuel Stanley Jr.
Samuel Stanley Jr.
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Pros
  • "Great university and the work environment is nice(in 114 reviews)

  • "More than min wage, flexible hours(in 87 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay, but my position was meant for college students that attend MSU(in 36 reviews)

  • "Long hours, management can ignore requests easily(in 28 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Busy and inclusive workplace

      Dec 12, 2020 - Research Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of tasks and real-life experience, kept me busy, very lenient with hours

      Cons

      Low pay, but I was an undergraduate, I'm sure they pay well enough

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      n/a

      Nov 11, 2020 - Physical Therapist Assistant in East Lansing, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits, working with patients, beautiful campus

      Cons

      Low pay, no real incentive to progress

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    3. 4.0
      Former Intern

      Friendly people, traditional structure

      Oct 6, 2020 - Anonymous Intern 
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      Pros

      The teams are great; for students, it's nice to be close to your workplace.

      Cons

      Traditional structure, kind of strict feeling, sometimes. Low pay, not much flexibility.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Amazing

      Oct 10, 2020 - Research Assistant in Ann Arbor, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team, great town, friendly people

      Cons

      Low pay, not much experience gained

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      Sep 29, 2020 - Supply Chain Intern in East Lansing, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent hours & extremely flexible

      Cons

      Job insecurity & low pay

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Excellent Job

      Jan 5, 2020 - Front Desk Worker in East Lansing, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great management - Free time to work on schoolwork (helpful as a college student) - Friendly environment - Not a stressful job

      Cons

      - Low pay, but my position was meant for college students that attend MSU. It seems like they paid their management well.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Evolutionary Computation Research

      Jul 25, 2019 - Research Assistant in East Lansing, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing staff always has you in their interests. The boss is nice, extremely dedicated, and always makes time.

      Cons

      Low pay but it's a university.

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Management nightmare

      Sep 13, 2019 - Staff Engineer in Jackson, MI
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      Pros

      Great co-workers. Mentored students. Awesome project with leading edge technology.

      Cons

      Low pay, low vacation. Head guy is a nightmare. Always making decisions with no knowledge and screaming at people in public.

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      An OK place that has been going downward for a while

      Jul 21, 2017 - Information Technologist II (Developer) in East Lansing, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      * Relative job stability. Layoffs are rare. * The new CIO seems competent

      Cons

      * Employment at MSU was attractive because of its great benefits package, but that package is no longer available to new hires. * Little to no career advancement * By and large the only way to get a raise is to get a new position in a different department * IT teams are largely managed by people who have no experience in IT so they are not able to understand the business case when it comes to recommendations from IT staff * Low pay * "Get the job done" is favored over "do it right." * Outside of IT Services, at least, there is no long term strategic thinking when it comes to IT * A lot of "old guard" in IT that have been promoted based on seniority rather than competence.

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      (MSU Extension) Great Benefits, Smart Coworkers

      Jan 28, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Surround yourself with intelligent and creative experts. Benefits are INCREDIBLE. Mandatory 5% retirement funds into 403(b) and they matched with TEN PERCENT! No monthly healthcare premium, low deductibles and copays. Loved the people and the perks. I regret ever leaving!

      Cons

      Must have higher degrees to make more money, and even then you don't make a lot of money. Getting your Master's might help you make $45k a year to start in the department I was in. Low accountability with jobs that required autonomy - so if your coworkers slacked, you had to pick it up or face potential budget cuts. All while getting relatively low pay for your education.

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