Fine, but sometimes stressful.
IT Helpdesk Analyst (Former Employee) – Ann Arbor, MI – July 25, 2018
My position was. I was under the impression by my recruiter that they'd be willing to extend me and potentially hire me as a regular employee. The university's process for this is really roundabout and unclear. They definitely prefer to promote from within. I was told directly by a manager that many departments don't have funding to bring on many regular employees. A majority of their workforce are students and alumni, the other 70% are contract. It is possible to be hired in, but I've been told it can take anywhere from 2 - 5 years. Many times even longer. There's also lots of bureaucracy. And, likewise, people heavily stressed by that bureaucracy. The inner workings of the university can be very confusing upon entry. I've had many days of playing phone tag.
Many helpful, approachable people.
Contract. Unlikely FTE.