Wayne State

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Wayne State Reviews in Detroit, MI

Updated Jul 14, 2014
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3.6 103 reviews

87% Approve of the CEO

Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson

M. Roy Wilson

(15 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Hard to move up, but sometimes able to move "diagonally" across schools or divisions(in 3 reviews)

  • Well I know people and it still wasn't enough for me to get a different position within the organization(in 3 reviews)

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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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    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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    Adjunct Faculty Member, Mathematics Department

    Adjunct Faculty (Current Employee) Detroit, MI

    ProsLeeway with curriculum for competency courses, friendly, supportive environment, parking reimbursement.

    ConsOnly part time and therefore low pay and no benefits, you never know what your schedule will be (or if you'll have a job) from semester to semester, can be difficult to teach for some of the less competent professors, none of the benefits of being a student or a full time WSU employee (tuition assistance, gym access, etc.)

    Advice to Senior ManagementHaving fewer, more competent, full time adjuncts would be beneficial to the department, but i'm sure it would not make sense fiscally for the department to add full time positions with benefits.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working at Wayne State was Decent

    Peer Mentor (Former Employee) Detroit, MI

    ProsDiversity, yearly activities, Midtown, CorkTown,Downtown DETROIT, career fairs

    ConsCold Winters, expensive student bookstore -B&N

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    So much potential but such little direction and support

    Manager (Current Employee) Detroit, MI

    ProsGreat research facility, great people

    ConsVery difficult to implement new processes; too much red tape.

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

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    Never really sure who had my back and who held the knife.

    Research Assistant Professor (Former Employee) Detroit, MI

    ProsGreat benefits, like 403(b) match where employee contributes 5% and WSU matches with 10%, and FSAs for health and dependent care. Also had a lot of flexibility in choosing to work from home or office whenever feasible.

    ConsDean of the College was a cold-hearted, manipulative idiot. Parking is expensive and either dilapidated or under major construction. Street parking at your own risk.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The worse job I ever had

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Detroit, MI

    ProsThe Students were reasons to work at the university

    ConsNO support training or ethics

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove your Human Resource Dept.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    World-class experience working along side some of the greatest minds from around the world.

    Program Assistant (Former Employee) Detroit, MI

    ProsStaff and students from all corners of the globe unified as one warrior family across hundreds of disciplines driving Wayne State to the forefront in many sectors.

    ConsSome departments express a strong micromanagement system that inhibits the expression of new and potentially innovative processes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAssociate with all employes, not just immediate supervisory staff in the department.

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

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    Wonderful place with many opportunities

    Custodain (Current Employee) Detroit, MI

    ProsFree classes for full-time employees

    ConsLimited free credit hours per semester for full-time employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Long time goal

    Library Technician (Current Employee) Farmington Hills, MI

    ProsSmall office & know all of the people who work in the building. Meet many of the students & faculty.

    ConsWeird hours. Tough to advance at this specific location.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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