Wayne State Reviews

Updated June 29, 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. A Great Place To Work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Director in Detroit, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wayne State is a great place to work if you're motivated to be innovative and build networks quickly.

    The benefits are great, some of the best in the area including 403b, wellness warriors, vacation, insurance, and best of all winter break!

    Colleagues are willing to share information and help you with challenges.

    It's a very diverse environment, people are not afraid to talk about difficult subjects.

    Cons

    There are not clear career paths so you have to create your own direction.

    Faculty treat staff horribly, like we are the hired help. Deans can range from really cool to evil narcissistic overlords, they change about every 4 years so it's a gamble.

    Advice to Management

    The Provost and President always compliment faculty in their speeches but forget the staff, it's like they are the redheaded step children. It would be nice to have some sort of recognition program for outstanding staff achievements.


  2. Good University

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

    I have been working at Wayne State

    Pros

    Good working environment; Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Cannot provide feedback about your supervisor.


  3. Computer Lab technician

    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Its a good place to understand how the computer network in a lab works.

    Cons

    since its a part time job, it pays less.

    Advice to Management

    All process at the lab is systematic and no changes needed.


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  5. ABET Project Coordinator

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

    I have been working at Wayne State

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its a very motivating environment which welcomes new ideas and contributions. It pays well and management is very understanding and has high level of hospitality.

    Cons

    There's lot of bureaucracy and paper work existing in the system. All these collectively contribute to time wasting which is highly unneeded.

    Advice to Management

    I would advice the management to reduce the time spent on addressing paper work and make document review process faster.


  6. Nice environment to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It has nice research facilities and resources in the campus. The staff are professional in supporting research. Nice medical care.

    Cons

    The efficiency needs to be improved especially on business office. They reflect to your question very slowly.


  7. Student Assistant

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

    I have been working at Wayne State

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Atmosphere, Experienced Faculty, World class facilities

    Cons

    Less working hours, Lot of Competition, Less jobs opportunities


  8. Student Assistant

    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Great Work Environment. Supervisors are friendly and help you when needed.Work load is well balanced with student Life.

    Cons

    pay is comparatively less. Shift timings are sometimes extend. More time should be given on training of Students as staff members.


  9. Research Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere, lot to learn.

    Cons

    Not enough pay rate and no sponsorship.


  10. Earn a little extra $$$

    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Wayne State

    Pros

    good compensation for amount of work given

    Cons

    i really cant come up with a con...

    Advice to Management

    keep being awesome


  11. awesome

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

    I worked at Wayne State part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very flexible work schedule, friendly enviroment

    Cons

    you max out your pay budget within a 6 months.



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