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Michigan Technological University Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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Michigan Technological University President Glenn D. Mroz
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Pros
  • Great bosses, rewarding and fun work, flexible hours, lot of learning opportunities (in 13 reviews)

  • Working environment is pretty good (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Below freezing temperatures, remote location (in 8 reviews)

  • Far from big cities and resources (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Houghton, MI
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Houghton, MI
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Michigan Technological University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice working environment, very diverse campus

    Cons

    Remote location, fewer opportunities for future career development

    Advice to Management

    More seminars, more research communication opportunity


  2. "Loved it!"

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    Former Employee - Student Philanthropy Supervisor in Houghton, MI
    Former Employee - Student Philanthropy Supervisor in Houghton, MI
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I worked as the Student Philanthropy Supervisor. I absolutely loved it. I had great co-workers and a great boss. It was an extremely positive environment. One of the best jobs I have ever had. It was also somewhere that (if you really wanted to stay), you could probably find some kind of advancement.

    Cons

    The only con I could think of was that the hours were not flexible and I would have liked the opportunity to get more hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

  3. "Excellent!"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Houghton, MI
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Houghton, MI
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Michigan Technological University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good compensation and work culture.
    beautiful place with lots of outdoor activities.
    Remote place, very affordable town to live in.

    Cons

    On-campus Parking is a little scarce.
    Far from every other major city. expensive flights, difficult to travel in and out of the town in winters.

    Advice to Management

    Make parking on campus free and add more 24 hour food courts. (atleast one, somewhere in a corner). make SDC a 24 hour facility.


  4. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houghton, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houghton, MI

    I worked at Michigan Technological University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working environment is pretty good

    Cons

    Cons depend on the department. But the salary is low overall


  5. "Small Community of Passionate Professionals"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Houghton, MI
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Houghton, MI

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

    Pros

    The academic community is small but very knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Somewhat isolated geographically, but the community of alumni is spread out.


  6. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer in Houghton, MI
    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer in Houghton, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Improve my technical writing, presentation, and organization skills. I have more chances to learn and practice in civil and environmental engineer field.

    Cons

    I do not have vacation before graduation.


  7. "Nice experience"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Houghton, MI
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Houghton, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Michigan Technological University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It has a friendly environment. Plus, I love teaching in general. The person in charge of TAs is a disciplined veteran.

    Cons

    The only thing is about the location: Isolated lo action far up in Upper Peninsula of Michigan, with wild winters.

  8. "TA/RA position"

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    Current Employee - Graduate TA/RA in Houghton, MI
    Current Employee - Graduate TA/RA in Houghton, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Michigan Technological University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working environment is good.
    Average Pay compared to other universities

    Cons

    Winter is harsh. It will be fun if you can enjoy snow.


  9. "Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Geo in Houghton, MI
    Current Employee - Geo in Houghton, MI

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

    Pros

    Great Learning environment, work satisfaction.

    Cons

    Houghton is too cold sometimes.


  10. "Excellent academic atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houghton, MI
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Houghton, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Michigan Technological University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Highly approachable and knowledgeable faculty and staff
    - Quality research facilities
    - Range of engineering cultures to collaborate with
    - Inclusive atmosphere
    - Beautiful surroundings and four seasons to enjoy every year
    - Quality, affordable health insurance available for students

    Cons

    - Tuition, parking, and food costs have all steadily increased over past 5-10 years with very little increase in minimum graduate stipend (roughly $10/hour)


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