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Average Rating
(based on 112 University of Michigan Review Ratings)
Company Culture
4.0
Growth Opportunities
3.6
People You Work With
4.4
Person You Work For
4.3
Rewards You Receive
3.7
Support You Get
4.1
Way You Work
4.3
Work Setting
4.0
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"As a graduate student research assistant, your job is to test and execute any ideas a professor has for a particular research topic. Whenever you are able to add some insight you are expected to do so. The job is part-time but will cover all tuition costs so it is well worth it."
Posted 6 years ago in Ann Arbor, MI
Graduate Teaching Assistant
in Ann Arbor, MI

What do you like about working at University of Michigan?

"I liked having free library access to research materials and the fact that I had my own desk."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Make sure you have a great academic advisor because otherwise the university will not help you."

What don't you like about working at University of Michigan?

"The university did not support me when my advisor abandoned me. They let me sink after my advisor prevented me from swimming."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would support Ph.D. students by carefully matching them with their advisors based on personality type."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
in Ann Arbor, MI

"Excellent."

What do you like about working at University of Michigan?

"The work environment and the people. Very nice work ethics."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Just be ready to have fun."

What don't you like about working at University of Michigan?

"It is a great place to work, everything is perfect."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep up the good work, just keep it up with others."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Intern
in Ann Arbor, MI

"Good internship experience."

What do you like about working at University of Michigan?

"Great chance to see the newest development in the next generation hybrid vehicle."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Really easy to be an intern at U of M."

What don't you like about working at University of Michigan?

"The payment and the benefit is too low. Also, mostly working with other graduate students instead of professor."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Professor should spend more time and ideas to the project."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Energy Conservation Liaison
in Ann Arbor, MI

"Interesting and challenging work."

What do you like about working at University of Michigan?

"The large scale of the work environment, and the diversity of my fellow employees."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Just be who you are, do an honest job, and don't worry about being rewarded."

What don't you like about working at University of Michigan?

"Too much political infighting and not enough openness to creative solutions."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"To give more trust and credit to employees regardless of the department."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Graphic Designer
in Ann Arbor, MI

"Enjoy it very much and would make it a career if possible."

What do you like about working at University of Michigan?

"The opportunity to increase my graphic design skills everyday I walk into the office."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Upgrades softwares used for graphic design from CS3 platforms to the most current CS 5.5."

What don't you like about working at University of Michigan?

"Paid by the hour and only the opportunity to work as an employee while being a student at the University."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Potentially look to hiring a full time graphic designer in order to maintain a professional appearance."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Research Assistant
in Ann Arbor, MI

What do you like about working at University of Michigan?

"Flexibility, independence, awarding degrees, travel opportunities, IT access, discounted software."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Overall a good place with some prestige, but can be limited by time wasted with bureaucratic stuff and department politics."

What don't you like about working at University of Michigan?

"Low pay, threatening union, weak job security, can be stressful."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Allow departments more flexibility to set compensation. Resist the union."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Research Assistant
in Ann Arbor, MI

What do you like about working at University of Michigan?

"It was a new field for me working in biomedical field."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be honest."

What don't you like about working at University of Michigan?

"Hard to find new employees to accept using animals for research."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Try to find different ways to reduce the use of animals in biomedical field."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Research Assistant
in Ann Arbor, MI

What do you like about working at University of Michigan?

"The work-study balance and the experience I get moving with talented people."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Just be confident about your programming skills and OO concepts."

What don't you like about working at University of Michigan?

"I don't have anything specific to not like the company."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Nothing. Actually I'm a great fan their management style. I was able to make good contribution in short time while learning the system and its implementation."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Graduate Assistant
in Ann Arbor, MI
Rewards You Receive 2.1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.1 / 5 Company Culture 3 / 5
Way You Work 4.1 / 5
Research Assistant
in Flint, MI
Person You Work For 4.9 / 5 People You Work With 4.7 / 5 Work Setting 4.8 / 5
Support You Get 4.5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.7 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.7 / 5
Company Culture 4.5 / 5 Way You Work 4.6 / 5
Graduate Research Assistant
Person You Work For 4.9 / 5 People You Work With 4.9 / 5 Work Setting 4.9 / 5
Support You Get 4.2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.8 / 5
Company Culture 4.1 / 5 Way You Work 4.8 / 5
Research Assistant
Person You Work For 4.8 / 5 People You Work With 4.8 / 5 Work Setting 3.4 / 5
Support You Get 4.4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4.2 / 5
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
in Ann Arbor, MI

"A great place to work."

Person You Work For 4.9 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4.8 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.9 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4.9 / 5
Postdoctoral Fellow
Person You Work For 4.2 / 5 People You Work With 4.2 / 5 Work Setting 4.2 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.8 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.8 / 5
Company Culture 3.9 / 5 Way You Work 4.3 / 5
Senior Database Administrator
in Ann Arbor, MI

"Excellent place to work and great benefits."

Person You Work For 3.9 / 5 People You Work With 3.4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4.7 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.6 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.7 / 5
Company Culture 4.7 / 5 Way You Work 4.2 / 5
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