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Western Michigan University Reviews

Updated November 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Very great place to work and learn if you are into IT or Computer Science (in 12 reviews)

  • Best Work environment for part time workers (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, sometimes nothing to do (in 6 reviews)

  • Great place to gain experience and work with students (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Research Application"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Western Michigan University full-time

    Pros

    satisfactory stipend and Average work load , free parking permit

    Cons

    Lower stipend compared to other schools


  2. "Good work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Western Michigan University full-time

    Pros

    one week for 40 working hrs and good health insurance coverage

    Cons

    some research database may not available

  3. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great experience, perfect position working as a full time student. Great stipend.

    Cons

    Only letting you work 25 hours which is considered full time.


  4. "Definitely recommend"

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

    I have been working at Western Michigan University full-time

    Pros

    Great campus, lots of activities and clubs to get involved

    Cons

    Tenured professors set in their ways

    Advice to Management

    Refresh your professors


  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Academic Life is great for associate professors

    Cons

    None. This is a good place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep upgrading facilities.


  6. "Freedom and Slavery combined"

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    Current Employee - Production Manager in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Western Michigan University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Allowed a lot of independence in how I did things. Able to choose my hours and work on what I wanted to.

    Cons

    Any time I needed to get something from the university I wanted to claw my eyes out with how long it takes to get anything to happen. 6-8 weeks for an order of equipment needed to complete a project is ridiculous! And why do I even have to make an argument for having a website developed? We shouldn't even have to think about it!


  7. "Best place to work at for students"

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    Current Employee - Computer Technician in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Computer Technician in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Michigan University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everything is good including staff, meetings, salary, lunch, chat what more to say.

    Cons

    Nothing really I can think of now.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.

  8. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great opportunities! Professors and support staff are all very helpful

    Cons

    None - it was a great experience


  9. "student employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Western Michigan University part-time

    Pros

    it has great work environment

    Cons

    it has not enough hours


  10. "Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Management, Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    I couldn't find any cons with the company.


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