Wayne State
3.5 of 5 118 reviews
www.wayne.edu Detroit, MI 5000+ Employees

Wayne State Reviews in Michigan

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.5 90 reviews

                             

90% Approve of the CEO

Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson

M. Roy Wilson

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74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Stagnant growth, low morale

Systems Integrator (Current Employee)
Detroit, MI

I have been working at Wayne State full-time for more than 10 years

ProsRetirement matching is excellent, as are the choices of health benefits. Good place to get experience. 100% tuition reimbursment is great to further your education.

ConsHard to move up, but sometimes able to move "diagonally" across schools or divisions. Union bumping rights, even in professional positions, causes too many disruptions and lowers morale. Performance bonus increase freezes for the past five years leads to doing bare minimum work in many cases.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The Wayne Way

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Detroit, MI

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

ProsI was a part-time faculty member teaching one class and I enjoyed the students and the opportunity to teach my craft.

ConsIn my experience, large colleges and universities are worst bureaucracies to deal with and Wayne State is no exception. It even has a name: "The Wayne Way"

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Working at Wayne State was Decent

Peer Mentor (Former Employee)
Detroit, MI

I worked at Wayne State part-time for more than 5 years

ProsDiversity, yearly activities, Midtown, CorkTown,Downtown DETROIT, career fairs

ConsCold Winters, expensive student bookstore -B&N

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Adjunct Faculty Member, Mathematics Department

Adjunct Faculty (Current Employee)
Detroit, MI

I have been working at Wayne State part-time for more than 3 years

ProsLeeway with curriculum for competency courses, friendly, supportive environment, parking reimbursement.

ConsOnly part time and therefore low pay and no benefits, you never know what your schedule will be (or if you'll have a job) from semester to semester, can be difficult to teach for some of the less competent professors, none of the benefits of being a student or a full time WSU employee (tuition assistance, gym access, etc.)

Advice to Senior ManagementHaving fewer, more competent, full time adjuncts would be beneficial to the department, but i'm sure it would not make sense fiscally for the department to add full time positions with benefits.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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So much potential but such little direction and support

Manager (Current Employee)
Detroit, MI

I have been working at Wayne State full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat research facility, great people

ConsVery difficult to implement new processes; too much red tape.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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it is ok

Research Associate (Current Employee)
Detroit, MI

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

Proswayne state has good diversity, great research in several programs, also, it is safe in the downtown of detroit, improvements over years

Consthe management system is in chaos. the improvements have been made recently, but obviously not enough.

Advice to Senior Managementimprove leadership

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall it was a decent experience

Orientation Leader (Former Employee)
Detroit, MI

I worked at Wayne State part-time for more than a year

ProsIt was a fun work environment

ConsSometimes my supervisors seemed a little unorganized

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove on organizing and assigning tasks

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Positive environment

Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Detroit, MI

I have been working at Wayne State full-time

ProsI work alongside very smart, motivated and kind people who are supportive of my career goals.

ConsThe pay is very low and does not match qualifications therefore turnover is high.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay needs to be more competitive

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Systems Administrator (Current Employee)
Detroit, MI

I have been working at Wayne State full-time for more than 10 years

ProsFree education, laid back atmosphere.

ConsDepending on who you work for. My supervisor lets your career rot.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of him.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Interesting experience

Academic Advisor, College Or University (Current Employee)
Detroit, MI

I have been working at Wayne State full-time

ProsEasy work
Lots of down time

ConsSalary very low when compared to other Master level jobs in the field OUTSIDE of higher education
Management still learning

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn your job and be skilled in the professional area of your subordinates so it does not feel like your subordinates are teaching you...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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