Wayne State
3.6 of 5 117 reviews
www.wayne.edu Detroit, MI 5000+ Employees

Wayne State Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.6 117 reviews

                             

82% Approve of the CEO

Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson

M. Roy Wilson

(11 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Not until I left the GRA position had I realized the great benefits the University provides for their employees"
    in 10 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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It is a good experience.

Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Detroit, MI

I have been working at Wayne State part-time for more than 3 years

ProsThere are various of cultures here. The salary is good for Michigan and the school has pretty good safety management. For example, you can ask a policeman to watch you home if you have to work late. The medical benifits here are good too.

ConsNot a good place if you want to take a walk after dinner. The winter here is long with lots of snow. Not too much fun place nearby

Advice to Senior ManagementWith many staff getting an early retirement, the document process takes much longer

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Systems Administrator (Current Employee)
Detroit, MI

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

ProsFree education, laid back atmosphere.

ConsDepending on who you work for. My supervisor lets your career rot.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of him.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Wayne State full-time

ProsGood faculty and nice staff

ConsLess salary than other schools

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Interesting experience

Academic Advisor, College Or University (Current Employee)
Detroit, MI

I have been working at Wayne State full-time

ProsEasy work
Lots of down time

ConsSalary very low when compared to other Master level jobs in the field OUTSIDE of higher education
Management still learning

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn your job and be skilled in the professional area of your subordinates so it does not feel like your subordinates are teaching you...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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great university

Research Intern (Current Employee)
Detroit, MI

I have been working at Wayne State part-time for less than a year

Prosnice lab and nice college

Consit is in Detroit, not that safe

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

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Benefit

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Wayne State as a contractor

ProsNot until I left the GRA position had I realized the great benefits the University provides for their employees.

ConsOnly had a student position, so the pay was not great.

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Ok place to work at

Research Assistant (Current Employee)

I have been working at Wayne State full-time for more than a year

ProsGood people Great benefits Great 403B

ConsNo room for growth
They don't pay any attention to the little guys

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Benefits are great!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Wayne State

ProsThe benefits are great here.

ConsVery low efficient work style, at least for the staff in my department.

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease the salary for the staff! They get paid like they are GTAs.

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Awesome place to work and go to school

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Wayne State part-time

ProsAlways room for learning and networking

ConsYou have to push your self to learn more.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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School then work

Box Office Staff (Former Employee)
Detroit, MI

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

ProsGreat place to work while in school at WSU.

ConsSeasonal - hours fluctuated when in season.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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