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Wayne State Detroit Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits for me and live-in boyfriend (in 26 reviews)

  • Great work environment an very accommodating work schedules (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay when you are finished taking classes (in 8 reviews)

  • to be honest wayne state did a great job at pretty much meeting every aspect that i needed while being a full time student (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate research assistant"

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    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 5 years)

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    not good community around detroit


  2. "Businees Operations Manager"

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    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wayne State full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's great working at Wayne State University, team player great research with wonderful results. Great environment and I'm a people's person.

    Cons

    For growth in the business operations positions not many available.


  3. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere to do research especially in cancer, can do collaboration with researcher with other, and the facility was pretty good.

    Cons

    a bit isolated environment, low payment compared to industry

    Advice to Management

    It's a nice academic place to work in and Detroit is a great come-back city now.


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  5. "Wood and Metal Shop Technician"

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    Former Employee - Wood/Metal Shop Technician in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Wood/Metal Shop Technician in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wayne State part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was a student at Wayne State University for 5 years, and an employee for 2. I worked in both the metal and wood shops at University, mostly so I had unlimited access to the shops for personal use.

    Cons

    There is no woodshop requirement (safety class, basic wood working, etc.) before using their woodshop services, which is not a smart policy to have in place.

    Advice to Management

    Update your policy structure and require all students to have taken a brief introductory session before using any equipment / tools in the wood shop.


  6. "Wayne Review"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Wayne State part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, balanced workload, good pay

    Cons

    I do not feel there are any cons as such


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    "Financial Aid Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Wayne State full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Full-time position has health insurance and other benefits.

    Cons

    Financial Aid Officer is the lowest pay in the entire department. The FAO's have the highest turnover rate of any job I have ever seen due to low morale & unmanageable work load. Unreasonable expectations set by management with absolutely no training given and even less support! One-stop welcome center concept is a joke. By the time students get back to see a FAO, they are very frustrated and have been back several times & told to "allow for processing time." The job of FAO is a contracted one, with management deciding whether to renew your contract or not, with a maximum of 5 years. Worst place to work, ever. Run while you can!

    Advice to Management

    Need all new management. They are a closed-door group that only promotes from within their old, white female friend group. Higher ups don't care at all about this nepotism & going-out-drinking culture. Ridiculous.


  8. "Associate professor (business school)"

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good benefits and competitive salary.

    Cons

    the Union system is rewarding people equally, which hurts people who outperform the majority significantly.


  9. "Fun Environment"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is easy to get along with and willing to help. If you stick around, you can find openings to move up.

    Cons

    Payroll sometimes makes mistakes and doesn't issue check on time.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Short-term"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wayne State full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Grant work is rewarding and exciting. Feeling of helping to better society. Colleagues were friendly and helpful. Covered parking and security.

    Cons

    Dictatorship. Locked out of common areas i.e. lunch room during lunch hours, department library, 'other tasks' included janitorial tasks, management is not trustworthy and disrespectful.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be transparent, respectful and create a trustworthy environment. Listen to staff and treat them as people not hired help that is disposable.


  11. "Not a great university, but excellent employer"

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    Current Contractor - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Contractor - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wayne State as a contractor

    Pros

    Excellent health insurance plan, good workplace experience, lots of resources to promote growth.

    Cons

    The research opportunities are limited.

    Advice to Management

    The Management should focus more on graduate research.



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