Western Michigan University Reviews | Glassdoor

Western Michigan University Reviews

To filter reviews, or .

Found 300 reviews

4.0
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
75%
Recommend to a Friend
86%
Approve of CEO
Western Michigan University CEO Edward B. Montgomery
Edward B. Montgomery
30 Ratings
Pros
  • "Best Work environment for part time workers(in 17 reviews)

  • "Great place to get involved in federally funded research(in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "No Downsides of working with WMU(in 13 reviews)

  • "Low Pay, other than that, nothing(in 7 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Great work place and research university"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Michigan University part-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Nice pay and less expensive to stay.

    Cons

    Not full funded for doctoral program study.

    Advice to Management

    Provide equal opportunities to everyone

    Western Michigan University2019-03-06
  2. "Great place to work."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Library Assistant in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends

    I worked at Western Michigan University part-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Meet a lot of diverse people, chill work environment

    Cons

    Low pay, sometimes poor communication.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more, communicate better

    Western Michigan University2019-05-22
  3. "Worked for 1 and half year"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Michigan University part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good for part time jobs good food

    Cons

    No respect for hard work

    Advice to Management

    Please select supervisors based on their hard work and not how well you know them

    Western Michigan University2019-05-03
  4. "Good Place to Work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Michigan University part-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Works around school schedule. Great college job!

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Western Michigan University2019-04-28
  5. "Awesome Experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Western Michigan University part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Gives a platform to learn new things.

    Cons

    Everything is good in WMU

    Western Michigan University2019-04-24
  6. "Great office culture"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Michigan University full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Office culture and tuition reimbursement. Everyone is working on their next education degree.

    Cons

    They do not pay well. Limited opportunities for staff to advance in career.

    Advice to Management

    Show value to your staff with better pay and provide merit raises.

    Western Michigan University2019-05-07
  7. "Great!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Michigan University part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great Place to work in.

    Cons

    Very big classes to teach

    Western Michigan University2019-05-03
  8. "Has been a good place, but going bad fast"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Kalamazoo, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Michigan University full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    A lot of great people work here, strong arts community, some very strong programs, Kalamazoo is wonderful

    Cons

    Legitimate concerns about unmanageable workload are consistently ignored, benefits diminish or cost more every year for the last ten years, more and more layers of procedural bureaucracy are added each year, and important approval systems get completely changed every few years - not for the better

    Advice to Management

    Stop cutting budgets every year, rehire immediately when people retire or leave, hire new staff to manage new programs, start allowing merit raises

    Western Michigan University2019-04-20
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Kind People, Great Benefits"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Western Michigan University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    kind people and awesome benefits

    Cons

    heavy work load, too much to do in not enough time

    Advice to Management

    do a better job regulating the work load of employees so that things are even

    Western Michigan University2019-03-31
  10. "Good University"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Michigan University full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Have a lot of events that prepare students for future employment. Salary increases every year

    Cons

    Department have favorites when it comes to giving funding.

    Advice to Management

    Check your department heads so they will not favor one student over another when it come to assistantships.

    Western Michigan University2019-03-28
Found 300 reviews