Western Michigan University Reviews

Updated 17 May 2020

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4.2
84%
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90%
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Western Michigan University President Edward B. Montgomery
Edward B. Montgomery
51 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people all around and work environment(in 24 reviews)

  • "Great place to get involved in federally funded research(in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "No Downsides of working with WMU(in 14 reviews)

  • "Low pay since it is a student job(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "I worked in their Department of Continuing Educations"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I worked at Western Michigan University

    Pros

    A great team, a great university

    Cons

    Not as prestigious as some of the other universities in Michigan, but a GREAT business school and fantastic satellite courses for continuing education and adult learners.

    Western Michigan University2014-04-23
  2. "Good Opportunity to grow"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great resume builder, extra money, opportunity teach a subject which will improve your knowledge

    Cons

    Low pay, that is it

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    Western Michigan University2020-05-17
  3. "Development professionals"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Goid people to work with

    Cons

    Lack of diversity. Old school with hiring.

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    Western Michigan University2020-05-14
  4. "Great management"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Western Michigan University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very flexible around my classes and a fun environment.

    Cons

    None I can think of really

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    Western Michigan University2020-04-28
  5. "Great Benefits"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Western Michigan University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, Tuition Remission, and some amazing coworkers

    Cons

    At times, there was very little support/respect for lower level admiistrative employees.

    Western Michigan University2020-04-14
  6. "Research Assistant"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GIS Analyst in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supervisors are professors, so they take you under your wing and make sure you are learning the correct processing

    Cons

    Supervisors are often busy or not accessible, which can result in horrible communication

    Western Michigan University2020-04-12
  7. "Good learning environment"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Michigan University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly teacher-student community, inclusive learning and working environment, and multicultural and diverse campus

    Cons

    pay way lower than other grad schools

    Western Michigan University2020-03-15
  8. "Everything is good"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Faculty Instructor in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Western Michigan University part-time

    Pros

    The salary is good for a part-time job

    Cons

    I have to teach a big class with 160 students with 80 per section

    Western Michigan University2020-03-03
  9. "Research Assistant experience"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Western Michigan University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly enviroment, nice staff and professors

    Cons

    Not many collaboration among different labs

    Western Michigan University2020-03-17
  10. "Wmu dining services"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Dining Employee in Kalamazoo, MI

    I have been working at Western Michigan University part-time

    Pros

    best environment free food and care

    Cons

    too much work pressure long standing

    Western Michigan University2020-03-03
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