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Wayne State Detroit Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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Detroit, MI

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Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson
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  • Parking is expensive and promotions can be very difficult if you are not in the right circles despite your credentials (in 5 reviews)

  • There is not much room for growth (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Student Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Wayne State part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome management and excellent staff to guide.

    Cons

    no cons but shift timing in winter becomes difficult to work.


  2. "Resident Advisor: Review based on Housing Department"

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    Current Employee - Resident Advisor in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Resident Advisor in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours that accommodate class schedules.
    Professional development.
    Positive coworker relationships.

    Cons

    Poor management: poor planning, apparent incompetence at times
    Two-faced management: say they're here to support and help us, but won't help if it means extra work for them
    No income: compensated with housing and meal plan, so no income. Not allowed to work elsewhere on campus and off campus work allowance is very limited.
    Occasionally required to do work that is not part of the job.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your employees. My coworkers and I have little to no faith in the heads of the Wayne State housing department because when important issues concerning us come up, either we are lied to or our questions are avoided.

  3. "GTA at WSU"

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    Current Contractor - GTA in Detroit, MI
    Current Contractor - GTA in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wayne State as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility in Scheduling. Autonomy in creating and implementing a syllabus.

    Cons

    Pay is a bit low in the face of skyrocketing rents nearby the University.

    Advice to Management

    Read our collective bargaining agreement and abide by it.


  4. "Student Worker"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly management, relax work, suitable for students

    Cons

    not having a fix schedule.


  5. "Student Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with

    Cons

    Slow promotion and time consuming


  6. "Great university for graduate student"

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

    I have been working at Wayne State as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good medical insurance for Ph.D student

    Cons

    The salary of teaching assistant for Ph.D student is difference in different department . That not reasonable.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. "Talent Management Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Talent Management Coordinator in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Talent Management Coordinator in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good zero decuctable medical plans and the HMO plans are reasonably priced for a family. I liked most of my co-workers.

    Cons

    Paying $50 bi-weekly for parking, Position was stressful, poor management, negative enviornment. Management was horrible with no regard to your time. Advertised as a 37.5 hour work week, you will end up working well over 40.

  8. "Student Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Wayne State part-time

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity, good work culture.

    Cons

    Did not find any significant cons.


  9. "Research assistant"

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    Former Contractor - Research Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Former Contractor - Research Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wayne State as a contractor

    Pros

    excellent benefit package, nice co-workers, nice location

    Cons

    the office of international students and scholars suks


  10. "Grand review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advance Degrees, flexibility, benefit package,

    Cons

    Bonuses, performance evaluations, racist, lacking diversity at the senior level

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within


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