University of Michigan Reviews | Glassdoor

University of Michigan Reviews

Updated January 22, 2019
2,578 reviews

Filter

Filter


4.4
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel
Mark Schlissel
571 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • "hard to maintain a work-life balance at times" (in 23 reviews)

  • "There are no Cons here, I love this job" (in 41 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "A wonderful place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Michigan full-time

    Pros

    Depending on the department you're in, you can have a great work-life balance, a good salary, and amazing benefits. Full time staff accrue up to 2 vacation days per month; retirement matching is 2-to-1. They have wellness programs and as a staff member you can take workout classes at a deep discount or get a yearly reimbursement for your gym membership.

    Cons

    You may make slightly less than you would if you worked in the corporate world. For me, the benefits more than make up for it.


  2. "Couldn’t have asked for a better experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Tons of opportunity for growth and professional development. Committed to supporting their employees.

    Cons

    Working downtown wasn’t ideal. Paying for a parking permit and hoping to find a spot was irritating.

  3. "Great undergraduate research experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was able to use work study credit to get paid for participation on a research project

    Cons

    None, employment terms were fair and convenient. Supervisor was the project PI, hours were agreed on together with PI, and submitted hours were verified by PI.


  4. "great place to work, but could use some work on fair wages"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Lab Technician Intermediate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Research Lab Technician Intermediate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great benefits, interesting work, tuition assistance program

    Cons

    low starting salary for my position and experience


  5. "U of M"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI

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

    Pros

    health insurance, other benefits, pay

    Cons

    bureaucracy can sometimes be overwhelming


  6. "Excellent place for students"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent resources and excellent professors

    Cons

    Should have more funding opportunities for international students

    Advice to Management

    no advice


  7. "Postdoc in Mathematics"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Ann Arbor, MI

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

    Pros

    One of the top research institutes, small class sizes

    Cons

    Small town, bad winter weather

  8. "Good Benefits"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Project Manager
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Project Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and 401k plan

    Cons

    no opportunity for career growth; low salary


  9. "Not All It's Cracked Up to Be"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Specialist
    Former Employee - Research Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, including sick time and PTO.

    Cons

    Terrible salary for anyone not in a management/executive position. Incestuous relationship between managers/supervisors and HR, meaning no confidentiality. Umich seems to really only care about the face of research or prestige and funding, they don't seem to care about the employees. My experience was awful and I know others have had the same. I also know that some people have good experiences, but I have personally only heard the terrible ones. This institution is bureaucratic and really only cares about saving face. People really need to get over its facade.

    Advice to Management

    Take the leadership trainings and actually implement the skills. Respect your employees. Pay people outside of academics a reasonable salary.


  10. "Undergraduate Consultant at the English Language Institute"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Michigan part-time

    Pros

    Meaningful work where you get to see impact.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.