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It's not the best, not the worst.

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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 8 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Benefits: double 403(b) matching, 5 weeks vacation, free classes. Relative job security -- there are periods of layoffs, but not often and not as brutal as the corporate world.

Cons

Bad/Inconsistent Management, No clear career paths, No mentoring, No clear goals, Siloed/Territorial environment.

Advice to Management

Don't be afraid to get rid of people who are underperforming, especially in the middle management tier.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Good benefits but generally a dead-end job

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator

    I worked at Wayne State full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good 401K and vacation time.

    Cons

    There is a strange culture of ignorance. Nepotism is VERY common. Most people seemed to be promoted or hired because they are friends or family of the hiring manager. A weak union does little to stop the odd hiring process. The union rules are openly ignored in an apparent tacit collusion between management and the union.

    There is little room to grow or advance. There is little training, mentoring, or employee development. The management will frequently hire someone’s relative or friend and mentor/train them. However, present union employees are seldom trained for new advanced jobs (UNLESS you are a relative or friend with the hiring manager). Again, the union will not involve itself. In short, most IT jobs are dead-end jobs at WSU.

    Many departments are adversarial. There is frequently no design or development process offered for “getting things done.” There is frequently no connection to the outside IT departments or the “outside world.” Some department managers use an offensive, intimidating atmosphere as a management style. Actually, this seems often to be used as a method of making an employee quit so they may hire friends and family (I’ve seen that done to very good employees). Many good people are let go or resign.

  2. You take the good with the bad...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Wayne State full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. Reasonably good salary.

    Cons

    Understaffed due to economy in Michigan.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to take on departmental problems. Good people leave out of burnout. Bad people stay as they know no one will hold them accountable.

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