Wayne State

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Wayne State Reviews in Michigan

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
167 Reviews
3.7
167 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 Place To Learn

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Library Clerk in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Library Clerk in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    There are many perks to working in Detroit. The campus is well kept and Corktown area is nice! It is a great place to work if you go to school there.

    Cons

    Know where to go and where not to go. Obviously don't work out to your car at night alone. There is security who will safely escort you to your vehicle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at Wayne State part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Parking is expensive and promotions can be very difficult if you are not in the right circles despite your credentials.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Moving on up...

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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 8 years)

    Pros

    Great college culture, good people who are humble and very willing to help. The area around campus is really improving and thriving with an energy wonderful to be around.

    Cons

    On the lower end of the pay scale but decent benefits. Parking in and around campus is still an issue at times and much needed building upgrades are beginning to come to fruition a la the Student Center. Many more buildings and rest rooms still require renovations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with adjunct faculty to leverage their knowledge and include more in decision making as well as begin providing full tuition reimbursement for both full and part-time employees along with immediate family members.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Learning Opportunities, Experienced Staff

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internal Audit Intern in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Internal Audit Intern in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Worked here as a student while completing my degrees. Management was very respectful of other time demands that I had and was happy to set up a flexible schedule. Experienced staff members helped the interns to develop their skills and continued to provide support throughout the length of the position. Hours were very reasonable, with little to no requirement to work overtime.

    Cons

    As with many large institutions, there's an element of bureaucracy when it comes to human resources. Pay is probably not competitive to private companies, particularly when considering recent cuts. Physical work environment, in terms of buildings and equipment, may be outdated relative to what is available beyond public education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better strategic planning for the University as a whole. More modern computer systems would make work more efficient.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I loved working here while I was in school

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Wayne State part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I loved working with the people I worked with, hours were extremely flexible, nice way to build up your portfolio, laid back atmosphere, the customers were either new or were regulars

    Cons

    You have to pay for parking, traffic after work was bad, sometimes had to do other people's jobs to make sure they were done in a timely fashion, no room to grow after graduation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work! I miss working here. Smaller group of employees made the office more personal and welcoming.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I'm working as a graduate teaching assistant,Great place to teach.Big diversity.

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

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

    Pros

    We were give proper teaching training with seminars, orientations and weekly meetings.The administration is helpful.I can organize my classes as I wish.The ggrading procedure is also up to me.So I like that in-dependency.

    Cons

    The department I was teaching is not too big,But it equipped with all the required facilities.Salary is not really good.It's hard to reschedule the classes you are teaching in case of an emergency.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Active research. Salary is reasonable.

    Cons

    The area around campus isn't very nice. Relatively a long commute time. Detroit City Income Tax.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Stable place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Applications Technical Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Lead Applications Technical Analyst in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    This is a great place to work if you're interested in building a nice retirement portfolio, continuing your education, and enjoy lots of vacation time. It's easy to have a pretty decent work/life balance.

    Cons

    The environment is increasingly becoming more corporate. The only exception is compensation. All people within a bargaining unit get the exact same raises so there is no motivation to go above and beyond.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider changes to policy and allow for rewards for good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place

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

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

    Pros

    Full of potential growth opportunities

    Cons

    Michigan economy is not so good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I learned a lot initially but kept doing the same things

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    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learned to think on my own and problem solve as an undergraduate. Very, very flexible hours. They completely cater around your schedule.

    Cons

    Incredibly tedious after your first couple months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to stop criticizing your student assistants negatively. Give them feedback to grow; they're getting better at this.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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