Wayne State

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Wayne State Reviews in Michigan

Updated Jul 30, 2014
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4.0 107 reviews

28% Approve of the CEO

Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson

M. Roy Wilson

(18 ratings)

92% 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 9 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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