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Updated August 15, 2018
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  • "hard to maintain a work-life balance at times" (in 21 reviews)

  • "There are no Cons here, I love this job" (in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Goof"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Experience in research and resources

    Cons

    None really - expensive to go to class


  2. "Very good"

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    Former Employee - PhD Student
    Former Employee - PhD Student
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Very good academic environment. Nice downtown area and central/north campus area. Living expense is low. Transportation is convenient. Medical insurance was great for the students.

    Cons

    Winter is very long and cold.

  3. "Graduate student research asistent"

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    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

    flexile, very interesting to work if you have the right projects

    Cons

    low-pay, but this is to be expected


  4. "Graduate teaching assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Michigan part-time

    Pros

    Nice benefit as master student

    Cons

    Employment process somewhat confusing and needs to go around the campus


  5. "Great place to be as a PhD student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - PhD Student 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

    Faculty - U of M has world class faculty almost in all departments. I feel grateful to be able to do research with them as a PhD student.
    Academic Support - There are many institutions on campus where you can get support from. For example, Consulting for Statistics, Computing and Analytics Research (CSCAR) offers many workshops, and drop-in consulting services are available as well.
    Medical benefit - You get a great medical benefit as a PhD student.

    Cons

    Weather - Michigan has a very long winter. It snows from October to March and the weather is mostly cloudy during the winter. It may affect your emotion and mental health so you need to take good care of yourself during the winter time.
    Transportation - Even though Ann Arbor is not a big city and has a decent bus system, it can still be hard to get around the city if you don't have a car and if don't live near the campus.


  6. "Great place to be a graduate student"

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    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

    Very supportive professional staff, distinguished professors, and great compensation and benefits

    Cons

    The competitive landscape can cause there to be a lot of work to be done, but this is not uncommon.


  7. "I like working at UofM"

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    Current Employee - Library Specialist in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Library Specialist in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Stable employment. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Parking is horrible and very expensive.

  8. "Postdoc fellow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Michigan full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, suitable for a family to live here.

    Cons

    Life style in Michigan is boring for young professionals


  9. "Admissions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Michigan full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Parking on campus does not happen.


  10. "Good"

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    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

    Easy to handle the job when you are also studying in school

    Cons

    Difficult when you have exams to attend


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