Wayne State

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Nice people; lacking good managment, but in process of addressing issue

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Current Employee - Management in Detroit, MI
Current Employee - Management in Detroit, MI

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

Pros

-great benefits and time off
-love the urban campus
-diversity

Cons

-doesn't pay well
-some poor managers
-not always clean (some buildings)
-some arrogant professors that don't treant staff well

Advice to ManagementAdvice

TRAINING and RESPECT

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dysfunctional Work Environment, Hiring is done by a network of cronyism and nepotism

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    Current Employee - Technician in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Technician in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Good medical benefits and vacation time.

    Cons

    Management encourages intimidation:
    1. Managers are remote from employees
    2. The intimidator is part of management “club”
    3. Management seems to deal with the intimidator/s
    4. Intimidation is rewarded
    5. Effort to appease a workplace intimidator

    Intimidating and manipulative behavior by management and (higher ranking workers) is the norm rather than the exception. Dysfunctional relationships among employees is the norm.
     Gossip and criticism are the standard, where cliques lead to favoritism and feuding. Hiring is done by a network of cronyism and nepotism. There are no clear objectives in many functions, so it can be tough to determine what’s important and what isn’t

    Incompetent or or powerless human resource department:
    Human resource (“HR”) managers are either unable or unwilling to deal with rampant workplace intimidation, rule violations, or poor hiring practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire half of the middle/upper management, make opportunities for employees to grow (not just friends/family of the managers or other employees), take a HONEST assessment of HR procedures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    It was great experience. I've learned a lot.

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, nice working environment. Everybody has been so helpful, and the teachers and classes were set well. I like the lab rotation in the first year, which helps me decide which lab I'd like to pursue for my degree.

    Cons

    The class list is limited - not diversified. Many state-of-art technologies are not offered in class. Students are kinda separate from job market. Not many opportunities for students to gain experience before graduation, thus it was difficult for them to find a good job. Also, the academic communication between Wayne State and other schools are not active.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help students get more opportunities to find jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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