University of Michigan Reviews

Updated 22 Jan 2021

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University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel
Mark Schlissel
861 Ratings
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  • "Climate is very intense in the winters(in 49 reviews)

  • "Graduate students are overworked and underpaid(in 43 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Positive teaching environment with engaged students"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Adjunct Lecturer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Michigan part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Bright students with supportive administration

    Cons

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

  2. "Great time working here during school"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Analyst 
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible with class schedule, learn a lot about how the university works through the eyes of faculty

    Cons

    Initial low pay and some buildings are older than others


  3. "Nice place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Michigan full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative working environment. Great benefits. Go Blue.

    Cons

    Cold weather for half of the year.

  4. "Great Experience"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Academic Tutor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Michigan part-time

    Pros

    Very nice people to work with and clear goals and targets

    Cons

    The pay could be higher

  5. "Great Training and Department Support"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Michigan full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Supportive environment, great educational opportunities, and plenty of collaborative spaces/resources

    Cons

    Not all PIs are created equal.

  6. "Amazing!"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Instructor 

    I have been working at University of Michigan part-time

    Pros

    comfortable environment, high level of autonomy

    Cons

    salary could be a little higher

  7. "Good student job"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Student Dining Hall Worker 

    I worked at University of Michigan part-time

    Pros

    Great pay for a student

    Cons

    Not very exciting just serving food, but that is to be expected

  8. "Review"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher 

    I have been working at University of Michigan full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and strong research environment

    Cons

    Not enough diversity throughout the labs

  9. "GEO is excellent union"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at University of Michigan full-time

    Pros

    good wage and benefits compared to other university grad student positions

    Cons

    university pushes back against union quite a bit. did not handle COVID well, at all.

  10. "Great place to work!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Michigan full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The benefits are great. Really treat employees well. Great additional resources like retirement options and Mhealthy to promote wellness.

    Cons

    The pay could be a little better.

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