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Great Learning experience and view into life as an academic

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

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

Pros

I had the opportunity to learn what is was like to play a role in funded scientific research. With guidance from professors, I was able to help develop a procedure and carry out an experiment that was a part of a larger project.

Cons

There are very limited opportunities for scientific research assistants outside of the medical field.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 for more than a 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
    Approves of CEO
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    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 for 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
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