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"It was good working for Wayne State as a student assistant"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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I have been working at Wayne State part-time

Pros

The workplace had a very relaxed evnironment

Cons

The pay was very normal.

Other Employee Reviews for Wayne State

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Solid benefits, mediocre pay."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wayne State full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The university is very large, so medical benefits are not very expensive. Most people are happy here, so morale is fine. The work day is not more than 8 or 9 hours, and there are plenty of vacation days.

    Cons

    The university is beholding to the unions (there are many unions represented), and some union employees do only what is within their job descriptions. If you need something done quickly you will have to know someone in the department from which you need assistance. Also, you will be paid half - 2/3 of what publicly traded company employees are paid for the same work.

    Advice to Management

    Improve business processes by removing duplicative ones, save money, and reward current employees. Faculty are tenured - Staff is not. Unrepresented staff are the last people on the totem pole, but usually are the ones doing the most/best work.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "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.

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