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Research Assistants at University of Michigan give their company a 4.3 out of 5.0, while the average rating for University of Michigan is 4.0, making them 7% happier than every other employee at University of Michigan and just as happy as every other Research Assistant on CareerBliss - the happiest Research Assistants work for University of Denver.

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4.3
Average Rating
(based on 21 Research Assistant Review Ratings)
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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
Research Assistant
in Ann Arbor, MI

"I have worked for University of Michigan since 2008. As a graduate student research assistant, I have earned research skills and improved the scientific intuitions."

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 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Research Assistant
in Dearborn, MI

"I've worked for U of M - Dearborn for over two years. The lab I'm working in can provide enough resource for me to support my academic pursuit. I gave my progress report to my professor in form of presentation in a group meeting, which greatly improved my presentation abilities and oral English abilities."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Average Research Assistant Ratings in the Past 5 Years

Year Salary
2010 $4
2011 $4
2012 $4
2013 $4
2014 $4
Research Assistant
in Ann Arbor, MI

"I've worked in University of Michigan for two years as PhD student. It is a fantastic school."

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

"Very good place to study and work. I have worked on two different projects where I was guided in the right way to prosper as well as to excel in technical approach and analyzing, report making skills."

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 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Average University of Michigan Attributes by Research Assistant

Company Culture
4.5
Growth Opportunities
3.5
People You Work With
4.7
Person You Work For
4.7
Rewards You Receive
4.1
Support You Get
4.6
Way You Work
4.5
Work Setting
4.2
Research Assistant
in Ann Arbor, MI

"I've worked at the University of Michigan as a Graduate Student Research Assistant at the micro systems lab. I've found the job to be challenging yet satisfying. It's opened up doors for collaboration with multiple research groups working at the frontiers of technology in engineering and medical fields. Colleagues and professors are exceptionally motivated about their work and will take time out to help you. I'd suggest the workplace to a friend."

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

"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."

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

"I've been a research assistant for 5 years in the physics graduate program. It has been an excellent opportunity and I highly recommend the University of Michigan."

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

"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
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