Wayne State
3.6 of 5 135 reviews
www.wayne.edu Detroit, MI 5000+ Employees

Wayne State Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.6 135 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson

M. Roy Wilson

(16 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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 11 reviews
  • "There is a lot of culture and respect in the work environment and you get to learn a lot"
    in 10 reviews
Cons:
  • "Not many opportunities to advance"
    in 3 reviews
  • "No room for growth, once you get in, it can be difficult to move around"
    in 3 reviews
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    Great for part-time student employment

    Office Assistant (Former Employee)

    ProsEnergetic and positive environment. Culturally diverse people to work with. Can learn a lot from others. Flexible time, work around your class schedule. Convenient location, since classes are right next to you ( if you work in the center of the campus like I did).

    ConsLow-pay, no raise, but understandable since the job isn't too hard.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaybe consider giving a little bit of a raise to student employees to keep them "liking" their jobs and encouraged to do their best (especially if they been at that job for a long time).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Graduate Research Assistant

    Graduate Research Assistant (Former Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    ProsFriendly environment to work in.

    ConsInsufficient weekly hours and unable to finish numerous research tax

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease benefits to student staff

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very good experience

    Graduate Teaching Assistant (Current Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    ProsGood environment to work, and you can receive good advise from the professors and classmates. Also, the benefit is good.

    ConsWeather is not too good, you can not stay outside for a while since it is too cold. The safety also need some concern.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stagnant growth, low morale

    Systems Integrator (Current Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    ProsRetirement matching is excellent, as are the choices of health benefits. Good place to get experience. 100% tuition reimbursment is great to further your education.

    ConsHard to move up, but sometimes able to move "diagonally" across schools or divisions. Union bumping rights, even in professional positions, causes too many disruptions and lowers morale. Performance bonus increase freezes for the past five years leads to doing bare minimum work in many cases.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    My experience has been very frustrating and dissatisfying.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe salary is decent for entry level, grad assistant. The benefits are pretty decent as well.

    ConsPoor management, no time off, refusal to discuss policy, unprofessional

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication would solve so many of the issues at every level of the company. Look into hiring a secretary to assist with managing schedule.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The Wayne Way

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    ProsI was a part-time faculty member teaching one class and I enjoyed the students and the opportunity to teach my craft.

    ConsIn my experience, large colleges and universities are worst bureaucracies to deal with and Wayne State is no exception. It even has a name: "The Wayne Way"

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall enjoyed my time

    Research Assistant (Former Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    ProsEasy freeway access and close to downtown restaurants and culture

    ConsOften felt uneasy walking through campus alone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Help Desk Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    ProsUnderstanding immediate bosses, Continuous professional development, Options to work on many different projects, Different forms of compensation (e.g. housing paid for)

    ConsNot many options for moving up, Higher departments make decisions (that sound good to them on paper) over smaller ones when they do not understand the smaller departments, Limited to the number of hours that we can work when we are in school also

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice to higher management would be to take more time to learn about the departments beneath you before you make decisions that govern how they function, because sometimes, those new rules make our jobs extremely inefficient.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Benefits package not to be beat

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBENEFITS are amazing. Probably won't find a better package of overall benefits, time off, free tuition, perks, etc.

    ConsOrganization and management of the university isn't great. People stay much longer than they should because the benefits and job security is so great.

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    Lack of respect for employees

    Student Assistant (Former Employee)
    Detroit, MI

    ProsAccessibility of fitness equipment and showers.
    Lots of activities & information is available at the front desk, leading you to be more in-the-loop with campus events.

    ConsLeadership does not invest much time/effort into employee satisfaction and seems to have very little tolerance/respect for student employees.
    Time off is tough to come by unless you set your availability before you start working there
    You can bet on not making a penny over minimum wage here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHost employee appreciation events/parties.
    Spend some time getting to know employees personally, since they are the key to your success.
    Consider alternate methods for addressing concerns with employees.
    Get more sleep.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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