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Updated September 19, 2017
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  • Expectation for students includes independent and extensive hands-on research, which may result in a more poor work/life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • no cons working for the university (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Big school with lots of resources"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to find capabilities to use and experts to collaborate

    Cons

    Not easy to navigate in campus

    Advice to Management

    No


  2. "It is a nice institution for both postdoc training and doctoral studies."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Michigan full-time

    Pros

    Large university with many collaboration possibilities. A lot of resources to reach at information. Postdoc association is supporting and protecting postdocs. Good educational seminars and programs. Ann Arbor is a nice town live in.

    Cons

    Overall a good school. However, it's reputation is behind other top schools.

  3. "Good place for research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Doing research in a highly esteemed university

    Cons

    Not great pay and long hours for working possible


  4. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Michigan full-time

    Pros

    flexible, diverse, challenges, require critical-thinking, lots of team work, good working environment, lots of connecting opportunities

    Cons

    weather sometimes can be very hard in the winter at Ann Arbor. It can be less than 32F for more than four months


  5. "Research Assisstant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Michigan full-time

    Pros

    Proficient in programming and data analysis.

    Cons

    Social communication and professional network expanding.


  6. "Bursley Dining Service Worker"

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    Former Employee - Dining Hall Worker in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Dining Hall Worker in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Michigan part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get a free meal if you have worked at least a 3 hour shift. Friendly colleagues. The managers are nice people too.

    Cons

    Dish room shifts can be physically demanding and the loud noise can make you uncomfortable. It gets very busy on Campus Days.


  7. "Post-Doctoral Research Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Ann Arbor, MI

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with some of the smartest undergraduate and graduate researchers as well as brilliant faculty members.

    Cons

    If you are not a fan of cold (like me), you will have a tough time in Ann Arbor.
    The EECS building is struggling with a critical lack of space problem. I shared a mid-size office with 6 grad students.

  8. "Student Library Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Michigan part-time

    Pros

    -Great environment
    -Great coworkers and supervisors
    -Able to interact with a diverse range of people

    Cons

    None that I can really recall.


  9. "Research Assistant"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Learned a great deal about data analysis. Good for future job application.

    Cons

    Work might be repetitive or time-consuming.


  10. "Its great"

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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

    Friendly people, good town, smart peers

    Cons

    it is cold in winter.


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