Wayne State

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Wayne State Reviews in Detroit, MI

Updated November 30, 2014
Updated November 30, 2014
167 Reviews
3.7
167 Reviews
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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 13 reviews)

  • There is a lot of culture and respect in the work environment and you get to learn a lot (in 9 reviews)


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

  • no opportunities for advancement, low salary, no bonuses, poor company (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Place To Learn

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Library Clerk in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Library Clerk in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    There are many perks to working in Detroit. The campus is well kept and Corktown area is nice! It is a great place to work if you go to school there.

    Cons

    Know where to go and where not to go. Obviously don't work out to your car at night alone. There is security who will safely escort you to your vehicle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Wayne State full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed being at Salary status

    Cons

    The University is Slow in promoting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know more than the subborates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Educator's Need for Computational Power

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Wayne State as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.
    Really good and hardworking students.

    Cons

    Less payments as compared to the workload
    Very poor IT/Technical support for teaching

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wayne State University should improve the High Power Computation (HPC) unit as there are many researchers who are working on simulations of various types which need more computational power.
    Also computer labs need parallel processing capability as most of the academic software are running on single core processor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Graduate Research Assistant in Department of Physiology. Electrical Platform Director for Wayne State Formula Hybrid SAE

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Wayne State part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Brilliant oportunity for research and development. Great exposure in the field of Automotive engineering.

    Cons

    Personal safety is a big issue. Limited to Mechanical and Electrical specializations.

  6.  

    I worked at Wayne State as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Diverse cultures, really Interesting environment

    Cons

    Getting a ride to the campus was not very easy as transportation isn't efficient

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Wayne State part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Parking is expensive and promotions can be very difficult if you are not in the right circles despite your credentials.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Moving on up...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Wayne State part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great college culture, good people who are humble and very willing to help. The area around campus is really improving and thriving with an energy wonderful to be around.

    Cons

    On the lower end of the pay scale but decent benefits. Parking in and around campus is still an issue at times and much needed building upgrades are beginning to come to fruition a la the Student Center. Many more buildings and rest rooms still require renovations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with adjunct faculty to leverage their knowledge and include more in decision making as well as begin providing full tuition reimbursement for both full and part-time employees along with immediate family members.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Learning Opportunities, Experienced Staff

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internal Audit Intern in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Internal Audit Intern in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Wayne State as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Worked here as a student while completing my degrees. Management was very respectful of other time demands that I had and was happy to set up a flexible schedule. Experienced staff members helped the interns to develop their skills and continued to provide support throughout the length of the position. Hours were very reasonable, with little to no requirement to work overtime.

    Cons

    As with many large institutions, there's an element of bureaucracy when it comes to human resources. Pay is probably not competitive to private companies, particularly when considering recent cuts. Physical work environment, in terms of buildings and equipment, may be outdated relative to what is available beyond public education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better strategic planning for the University as a whole. More modern computer systems would make work more efficient.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fantastically structure Police Department that is Connected to its' Community

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Communications Controller in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Communications Controller in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Wayne State full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is great. Benefits are wonderful. Team morale is awesome. Training is given to everyone and the department has the means to send their officers and dispatchers to training in other states.

    Cons

    communication between shift supervisors is sometimes lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get all Lt.'s and Sgt.'s to be on the same page as far as "how to handle runs".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    I loved working here while I was in school

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Wayne State part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I loved working with the people I worked with, hours were extremely flexible, nice way to build up your portfolio, laid back atmosphere, the customers were either new or were regulars

    Cons

    You have to pay for parking, traffic after work was bad, sometimes had to do other people's jobs to make sure they were done in a timely fashion, no room to grow after graduation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work! I miss working here. Smaller group of employees made the office more personal and welcoming.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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