University of Michigan Reviews

Updated May 14, 2021

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University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel
Mark Schlissel
957 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits and strong research environment(in 234 reviews)

  • "very inclusive and flexible work environment(in 209 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Climate is very intense in the winters(in 49 reviews)

  • "Graduate students are worked hard either in research and/or teaching(in 45 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years
      Featured Review

      Positive teaching environment with engaged students

      Nov 29, 2020 - Adjunct Lecturer in Ann Arbor, MI
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      Pros

      Bright students with supportive administration

      Cons

      Inability to personally negotiate compensation and benefits due to organized labor situation

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Excellent

      May 14, 2021 - Research Assistant in Ann Arbor, MI
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      Pros

      Love the team and manager

      Cons

      Nothing specific. I like everything

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Awesome place

      May 7, 2021 - Training Specialist in Ann Arbor, MI
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      Pros

      Great place to work. Good benefits and love the 4-5 weeks PTO for first 5 years then 5-6 weeks after that. Great work life balance. Wonderful people.

      Cons

      Push of politics on a daily basis. It's a large place so everyone knows someone who knows someone, which can be good OR bad for career trajectory. Its hard to climb the pay scale at times, and is common knowledge that to get any real gains, you must leave to do so. You can make a lot more if you come back into the system, after leaving. Which is sad, because you can loose great employees that way, instead of working to retain and refine your talent. All in all its a great place to work.

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      GSI

      May 14, 2021 - Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) in Lawrence, KS
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      Pros

      great health insurance and overall a rewarding experience

      Cons

      hours, compensation, and little to no room for systemic change

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee

      good

      May 13, 2021 - Professor in Detroit, MI
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      Pros

      good work enivonrment and friends

      Cons

      need more pay but thats all

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Best university around

      May 12, 2021 - Graduate Student Instructor 
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      Pros

      Great benefits Very good learning experience

      Cons

      A little bit of a lack of clarity on how positions are determined

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great Place to Work!

      May 12, 2021 - Graduate Program Coordinator in Ann Arbor, MI
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      Pros

      Great Location, Great People, Great Students

      Cons

      It gets cold during the winter, but you adjust

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee

      HS revisited

      Apr 5, 2021 - Administrative Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      benefits are good if you can use them

      Cons

      HS office culture/mentality; mean girls cliches and behavior rule

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      it was okay

      May 13, 2021 - Sales in Iowa City, IA
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      Pros

      free food, peer like environment

      Cons

      annoying student, and the higher up

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee

      IM Ref

      May 12, 2021 - Intramural Referee in Ann Arbor, MI
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      Pros

      It has great faculty and community

      Cons

      Games can sometimes be difficult

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