University of Michigan Employee Reviews about "winters"

Updated 7 Nov 2020

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  • "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. "Assistant Professor"

    5.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor 
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Michigan part-time

    Pros

    Great faculty and working environment. Everybody is friendly and hard working

    Cons

    The winters are very cold in Michigan

  2. "Great place to be a student"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Michigan full-time

    Pros

    Great professors and resources to advance your career

    Cons

    Climate is very intense in the winters

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  3. "umich is a magical place"

    5.0
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at University of Michigan full-time

    Pros

    Highly respected and credible university all around the world

    Cons

    harsh winters are the only problem, but Ann Arbor is such a wonderful city that compensate for the winters

  4. "Great Institution"

    5.0
    Current Intern - Support Staff 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Michigan

    Pros

    Smart and passionate people, leaders and best

    Cons

    Winters are chilly, but not bad after some acclimation

  5. "Graduate Student at UMich"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Research Assistant in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at University of Michigan full-time

    Pros

    Great courses, excellent reputation in the job market

    Cons

    Cold weather, long winters, small town

  6. "Supportive mentors, active faculty life, incredible library"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Postdoctoral Fellow in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Aside from having access to one the best selection of publications I know of, the University of Michigan provides an amazing environment to develop one's career after grad school. I transitioned from wanting a research track professor position after my postdoc to wanting to go into industry. I've had nothing but positivity and support from the faculty here. The staff are also top-notch and support our teaching and outreach missions very well.

    Cons

    The winters in Ann Arbor can be pretty brutal. Cost of living is high in Ann Arbor, but I feel like I'm generally paid enough.

  7. "Great place"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Enlisted Leader 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Michigan full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing atmosphere Professional staff members

    Cons

    Long hours Cold winters

  8. "Nice place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Ann Arbor, MI

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

    Pros

    Large university environment, great campus, Ann Arbor is a nice city too.

    Cons

    It is a college town/environment, and has very cold and long winters.

  9. "Graduate Student Researcher"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Michigan full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great faculty and staff, beautiful and small city, numerous funding opportunities, good benefits

    Cons

    Winters can be harsh for those that are unaccustomed to the midwest. Ann arbor is lovely, but it very much feels like a college integrated with a small town. This isn't a con for all, but I feel that it's easy to outgrow such a place.

  10. "PhD Student"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Michigan full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Ann Arbor attracts intelligent kind people that are in a top-10 program of any field. The biomedical science PhD programs specifically are managed well and have hundreds of faculty to work with. I have been mentored extremely well and published multiple times during my PhD. Many professors have great connections in academia and industry and there are many opportunities for learning about alternative careers.

    Cons

    Not a big fan of the winters here but that is minor. While there are a lot of faculty, like anywhere, there are a lot of poor mentors that should be avoided. World-class researchers are here, but it can take some effort to find them and join their labs.

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