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Wayne State Reviews in Detroit, MI

Updated February 15, 2015
Updated February 15, 2015
28 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits - the graduate student union makes sure we have the same benefits as the faculty and staff (in 13 reviews)

  • There is a lot of culture and respect in the work environment and you get to learn a lot (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Hard to move up, but sometimes able to move "diagonally" across schools or divisions (in 3 reviews)

  • no opportunities for advancement, low salary, no bonuses, poor company (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great University with lots of opportunities for ME, IE, EE, CS

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Assistant in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Wayne State

    Pros

    Research, Automobiles, mechanical, engineering, professors

    Cons

    variable pay rates, limited courses during summer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Wayne State

    Pros

    A really nice place for people looking for a rich learning experience specially international students. Good social life, nice balance between academics and extra circulars.

    Cons

    Lack of student diversity, housing too costly, Seasonal breaks too short, Little RA and TA opportunities, Located away from downtown..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Wayne State Univerisity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Wayne State full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and excellent Compensation & Benefits for employees and faculties

    Cons

    the city, you know, has very bad security

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Graduate Research Assistant in Department of Physiology. Electrical Platform Director for Wayne State Formula Hybrid SAE

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Wayne State part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Brilliant oportunity for research and development. Great exposure in the field of Automotive engineering.

    Cons

    Personal safety is a big issue. Limited to Mechanical and Electrical specializations.

  6.  

    I worked at Wayne State as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Diverse cultures, really Interesting environment

    Cons

    Getting a ride to the campus was not very easy as transportation isn't efficient

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Fantastically structure Police Department that is Connected to its' Community

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Communications Controller in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Communications Controller in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Wayne State full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is great. Benefits are wonderful. Team morale is awesome. Training is given to everyone and the department has the means to send their officers and dispatchers to training in other states.

    Cons

    communication between shift supervisors is sometimes lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get all Lt.'s and Sgt.'s to be on the same page as far as "how to handle runs".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great learning experience !

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Wayne State part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of advancement opportunities. Great staff, very helpful. many different fields to choose from

    Cons

    No benefits offered for this position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great University to study and work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Wayne State full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Professors are every friendly and helpful

    Cons

    Difficult to work with Staff

  10.  

    Fantastic place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Training Director in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Training Director in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Wayne State full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, colleagues, work-life balance. Ongoing efforts to better the institution.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for upward mobility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps give more recognition to outcome of training interventions developed and implemented.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Opportunities for Students

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Wayne State full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Each day I have different tasks and often have to learn new and interesting skills to complete said tasks. It was the perfect opportunity to work in addition to being a student and it greatly enhanced my undergraduate experience.

    Cons

    Sometimes there can be gaps between projects where there is not much to accomplish. I felt like I was wasting my time when I wanted to be working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always give employees multiple tasks, even if you do not expect all of them to be accomplished. It is better to extend a project than have an employee doing nothing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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