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Wright State University Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
74 Reviews
3.7
74 Reviews
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Wright State University President David R. Hopkins
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The culture of the work environment was excellent for a while (in 7 reviews)

  • You have a flexible schedule and paid tuition (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Dichotomy between a residential and commuter school that creates a murky understanding of the University for its students and alumni (in 2 reviews)

  • Some of the upper-level faculty and staff do not have the expected characterics for someone in an upper-level position (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great starting point

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    Current Employee - Case Manager  in  Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Dayton, OH

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

    Pros

    Benefits are nice and day to day work is not too bad they also offer tuition reimbursement so that helps if you are trying to go back to school. Free use of fitness, different events on campus.

    Cons

    There isnt much room to grow. Was in a position almost three years and did not get much of a raise.

  2.  

    Faculty

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wright State University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Positive work environment. Colleagues are very friendly and supportive.

    Cons

    Heavy teaching load. Not much time personal growth in learning new skills.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    good

    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant  in  Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at Wright State University as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Got a chance to work with professors with an on going research

    Cons

    promotion is not for these positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more organised

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  5.  

    Swing and a miss ...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wright State University

    Pros

    - Some incredible individuals work throughout the campus
    - There is potential everywhere
    - It is a multi-cultural setting. Diversity abounds and is embraced

    Cons

    - Management is out of touch with their department members
    - Little alignment in goal directed achievement
    - Administration is buffered from reality
    - Frustration abounds
    - Departments compete against each other

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Listen to your people and Believe in them
    - Involve them in the plan and Unleash them to achieve their goals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wright State University

    Pros

    Their flexibility worked to help my family. They are fully supportive of work-life balance for the administrative staff.

    Cons

    The parking can be difficult at times if you get there are the wrong time during the day. With that said, it is a University so they have students.

  7.  

    A positive experience as a student employee.

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    Former Employee - Student Employee  in  Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Student Employee in Dayton, OH

    I worked at Wright State University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As a student, there was a great degree of flexibility with my class schedule. I was able to make my own hours and come and go as I pleased. Also there was understanding that, as a student, there are other priorities than work. As a student this is perhaps the best you could ever ask for in a job.

    Cons

    The compensation is pretty much minimum wage or a touch above, but as a student this isn't too unexpected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider trying to retain some students after graduation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  Fairborn, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Fairborn, OH

    I have been working at Wright State University as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Staff and management do a great job of supporting your growth academically and professionally. Job responsibilities are balanced and well thought out. People care about you as a person.

    Cons

    Like any larger organization it can be challenging at times trying to get things accomplished that need multi channel approval. Also with a lack of funding financial needs can't always be met.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    PhD Student Views

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant

    I worked at Wright State University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I was in a rather insulated group; did not do course work there so cannot really comment. Facilities were better than most other schools of similar size.

    Cons

    Administrative headaches can be annoying. There were times where I had to run to 3/ 4 departments to get the job done. In general, if you need something in 2 weeks and it takes 2 days to get it done, get started as soon as possible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Teaching Assistant

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  Fairborn, OH
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Fairborn, OH

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

    Pros

    Great Place to Work !! Great professors and very inquisitive students. Although bulk of them show up only doing review sessions prior to an exam, I really enjoy working there.

    Cons

    Lots of students and papers to grade but very few employees. Excessive work load and pay isn't sufficient. However, it was a great opportunity to learn and improve. I must say I learnt alot.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Diversity

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at Wright State University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Growing to encompass more areas in the science with more options in degrees

    Cons

    Parking is terrible, limited science graduate degrees/

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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