University of Michigan Reviews

Updated 13 May 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
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      Positive teaching environment with engaged students

      29 Nov 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 5 years

      Awesome place

      7 May 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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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Best university around

      12 May 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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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great Place to Work!

      12 May 2021 - Graduate Program Coordinator in Centennial, CO
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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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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      IM Ref

      12 May 2021 - Intramural Referee in Highlands Ranch, CO
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      Pros

      It has great faculty and community

      Cons

      Games can sometimes be difficult

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      It was great

      11 May 2021 - Graduate Research Assistant in Pasadena, CA
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      Pros

      It was a Great experience. Focus on research

      Cons

      There are no downsides really

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good place

      12 May 2021 - Postdoctoral Fellow in Ann Arbor, MI
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      Pros

      Good flexibility, people are moving fast

      Cons

      Push a lot, quite stressful

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      HS revisited

      5 Apr 2021 - Administrative Assistant 
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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
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      27 Apr 2021 - Dispatcher II in Pasadena, CA
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      Pros

      Environment, insurance is great, career opportunities

      Cons

      Parking is absolutely atrocious. I have a blue pass for $75 a month. I could buy a yellow, but there’s not a whole lot of options close by for yellow parking. I drive 45 minutes to get to work and on weekends walk 15 minutes to get to my unit. That’s already quite a commute, in my opinion.

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good experience

      11 May 2021 - Urban Planner in Ann Arbor, MI
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      Pros

      allows teaching experience, working with students

      Cons

      horrible pay with through the roof expectations

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