Wayne State Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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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 in the medical school (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1. Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Livonia, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wayne State (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff of learned professionals

    Cons

    Subject to state funding which is down thus making project workload scant and subject to workforce reduction


  2. Assistant

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Royal Oak, MI
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Royal Oak, MI

    I have been working at Wayne State (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and great collegues

    Cons

    Lots of Red tape and bureacracy


  3. Administrative Help

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    Current Employee - Secretary in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Secretary in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent paid time off, free tuition for employees, discounted tuition for their families.

    Cons

    Administrative staff has been cut drastically over the last 6 years. Individuals are expected to perform the work of two people for the same amount of money. Yet faculty continues to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Either pay your administrative staff more or look into bringing back more office workers. As the faculty continues to grow, it is unrealistic to expect employees to take on more and more work without additional compensation or help.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Love working in Educatoin

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The university is a great place to work. They have great benefits (vacation time, insurance, tuition help). Good programs to help you in your career.

    Cons

    Though they are in education, too many people with less school have been promoted over me even though they started after I did. It's not what you know, but who you know.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to all employees and allow them to grow before promoting friends who have less schooling and experience.


  6. Helpful (1)

    It's alright. I could do better

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities are there. In some labs quality of research is high. But compared to other big universities Wayne state lacks the cutting edge research.

    Cons

    You can only jump so hight here. No matter how hard you work there is a limitation on how far you could reach in terms of research publications due to low funding.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Work as a student assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wayne State (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible time management, great environment

    Cons

    low salary, bad training process


  8. Helpful (1)

    Graduate Research Assistant-Chemistry

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work with like-minded curious people, and contribute to the progress of cutting edge research.

    Cons

    Reimbursement for travel (conferences, workshops, etc.) is time consuming and complicated.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Director

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Academic Service Officer III and Director in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Academic Service Officer III and Director in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wayne State full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement, great 401k plan and great location.

    Cons

    Very weak diversity in upper management, limited true community engagement and terrible student support programming.

    Advice to Management

    Hire strong men of color, implement a diversity department with influence and allow access to upper management with out it being a strict linear process.


  10. Helpful (1)

    It was not bad

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed being at Salary status

    Cons

    The University is Slow in promoting

    Advice to Management

    Know more than the subborates


  11. Educator's Need for Computational Power

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    Current Contractor - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Contractor - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wayne State as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. Really good and hardworking students.

    Cons

    Less payments as compared to the workload Very poor IT/Technical support for teaching

    Advice to Management

    Wayne State University should improve the High Power Computation (HPC) unit as there are many researchers who are working on simulations of various types which need more computational power. Also computer labs need parallel processing capability as most of the academic software are running on single core processor.



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