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Updated February 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Love working here, very laid back environment with a respect for work/life balance (in 49 reviews)

  • Great benefits, opportunities for mobility (in 119 reviews)

Cons
  • Expectation for students includes independent and extensive hands-on research, which may result in a more poor work/life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • no cons working for the university (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Good place for professional development; good health benefits; retirement matching program."

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    Former Employee - Research Technician in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Research Technician in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Michigan full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    opportunities for continuing education and professional development, rigorous but not stressful workplace.

    Cons

    low salary/ salary raises are capped at 3% per year; typically raises are 1-2% per year.


  2. "great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    amazing city, weather, people, feel, university and opportunity

    Cons

    expensive place to live

    Advice to Management

    provide more feedback


  3. "Lean Program Instructional Aid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Michigan part-time

    Pros

    Get to learn a lot of beneficial practice for the industrial work force.

    Cons

    Only have instructional lessons one week in a month


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  5. "Freat Place!"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing resources, incredible faculty, and Ann Arbor is awesome!

    Cons

    It's really, really, really, cold.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Library Fellow Program"

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    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Michigan part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I get a lot of hands-on experiences. I appreciate that library can give us enough space to explore possibilities of experience design, and have an influence on the future of library.

    Cons

    None. If any, $12/h may be a little bit low.


  7. "Postdoctoral Research Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at University of Michigan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great research environment; Great health benefits

    Cons

    Parking is not easy to find and cost about $800 per year

    Advice to Management

    Great work place


  8. "Great research institute"

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Michigan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get to work with brilliant faculty members; the hospital is awesome and right next door; the insurance coverage for graduate student is very good; Ann Arbor in general is a great and safe place to live in.

    Cons

    Nothing much to do in the winter except research.


  9. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Michigan part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing people. Friendly and flexible working environment. Best place to learn a lot!

    Cons

    This is the best place. Nothing negative about here.


  10. "Research Assitant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Michigan part-time

    Pros

    clever and nice people, learn a lot

    Cons

    salary, the nature of work


  11. "BME Doctoral Student"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Michigan full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stipend is better than most comparable doctoral programs. Access to stellar engineering, medicine and business schools. Qualifying exam is less stressful and more conducive to advancement of your thesis.

    Cons

    My lab didn't establish a solid work culture



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