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Updated January 17, 2018
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University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel
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  • Highly demanding, poor work-life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Pay room for growth without switching departments (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place for People who start their career."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow 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

    A nice community and supportive environment.
    Ann Arbor is a family-friendly city, the renting or housing.
    Facility of education and medical is top level.
    There is also a great balance between your life and jobs.

    Cons

    The weather might be a challenge to someone.


  2. "Ophthalmology Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Michigan part-time

    Pros

    - Friendly doctors that lead interesting studies trying to improve care
    - Ability to interact with patients or do data analysis depending on skills

    Cons

    - Some times not enough work to do

    Advice to Management

    Masters student's can be tasked with more challenging work.

  3. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Michigan full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work Go Blue

    Cons

    Nothing at all perfect place


  4. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Manager in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Administrative Manager in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Michigan full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Employees are valued and have a voice

    Cons

    Always a lot on your plate

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  5. "Depends where you work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits, great colleagues, encourages career development. Experience will depend on the department you work for.

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic at times. Many areas do not have the funding for advanced technology.


  6. "Great"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Michigan part-time

    Pros

    Great interaction with other students and staff

    Cons

    Needs more benefits for part-time employees


  7. "Postdoc Research Fellow"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment and collaboration. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Very limited number for parking in some areas of campus.

  8. "School of Public Health"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, some funds for professional development, flexible schedule and in general, got to work on projects that seemed to make a difference in people's lives.

    Cons

    Total bureaucracy. School of Public Health pays it's project managers way lower than what is standard, even lower than project managers in other schools within the University. Yearly pay increases were minimal and it takes years and a lot of self-advocacy to get bumped into the next pay-grade. You are typically working under a faculty member who often doesn't have a lot of time to dedicate to the projects so you are often on your own. Faculty have a lot of power so there is a lot of favoritism to contend with.

    Advice to Management

    I doubt they would change their ways. Many staff tried to work with HR and admin on some of their salary issues because staff genuinely cared about the work they do (and feel they should be compensated at the field's standards) but it didn't go anywhere.


  9. "Living and loving life as an undergrad!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Michigan part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, work study, social atmosphere

    Cons

    Could be hit or miss with the lab....


  10. "Excellent place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Michigan full-time

    Pros

    Always exciting, vibrant, and dynamic atmosphere.

    Cons

    Parking can be difficult to find and is expensive.


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