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"Good benefits but generally a dead-end job"

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Former Employee - Systems Administrator
Former Employee - Systems Administrator
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Wayne State full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Very good 401K and vacation time.

Cons

There is a strange culture of ignorance. Nepotism is VERY common. Most people seemed to be promoted or hired because they are friends or family of the hiring manager. A weak union does little to stop the odd hiring process. The union rules are openly ignored in an apparent tacit collusion between management and the union.

There is little room to grow or advance. There is little training, mentoring, or employee development. The management will frequently hire someone’s relative or friend and mentor/train them. However, present union employees are seldom trained for new advanced jobs (UNLESS you are a relative or friend with the hiring manager). Again, the union will not involve itself. In short, most IT jobs are dead-end jobs at WSU.

Many departments are adversarial. There is frequently no design or development process offered for “getting things done.” There is frequently no connection to the outside IT departments or the “outside world.” Some department managers use an offensive, intimidating atmosphere as a management style. Actually, this seems often to be used as a method of making an employee quit so they may hire friends and family (I’ve seen that done to very good employees). Many good people are let go or resign.

Other Employee Reviews for Wayne State

  1. "Great work environment and experience!"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wayne State full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent research staff, Flexible hours

    Cons

    Low salary, no room for advancement


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It's not the best, not the worst."

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    Current Employee - Lead Applications Technical Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Lead Applications Technical Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wayne State full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits: double 403(b) matching, 5 weeks vacation, free classes. Relative job security -- there are periods of layoffs, but not often and not as brutal as the corporate world.

    Cons

    Bad/Inconsistent Management, No clear career paths, No mentoring, No clear goals, Siloed/Territorial environment.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to get rid of people who are underperforming, especially in the middle management tier.

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