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Wayne State Detroit Reviews

Updated February 16, 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. "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility for family and personal time. Not a hire pressure position.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities not there. Salaries should be more in line with current market.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good for a temporary job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    They pay for my tuition and a stipend.
    We have a union.
    Great insurance coverage.
    Flexible hours.

    Cons

    You'll be in Detroit, which is not that bad.


  3. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Academic Tutor in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Academic Tutor in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wayne State (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly people and staff. Also, weekly free food and also the timing are very flexible.Wok life balance is too good. There is no compulsion of dress code, and the cultures is too good.

    Cons

    The wage is little less. Could have given little more wages , rest everything is good and also fine. Sometimes there is no assuriety of the pass, as it is on call appointment kind of thing

    Advice to Management

    Good career opportunities, Compensation could be increased. Instead on On-call appointments the appointments should be made permanent. Full-time.


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  5. "Student Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Student Assistant in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Wayne State (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good hand experience and get to learn many new things everyday.

    Cons

    i haven't yet found any cons till now.


  6. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wayne State full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and work life balance. Slow pace and no overtime.

    Cons

    Slow pace and nothing happens quickly. Management is very mediocre as they seem to have a problem with talent retention. The level of pay is ridiculous and the union presence really puts a damper on overall motivation.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within. Maintain transparency and communicate expectations clearly.


  7. "Overview of work as GRA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is OK for GRA level, great benefits (medical, dental and vision)

    Cons

    Could not find any cons


  8. "Shift Lead"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wayne State (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Respect
    -Good work Environment
    -Get To learn new things

    Cons

    -Shift Timings may create a problem.

    Advice to Management

    They are great no problem


  9. "Lecturer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Huntington Woods, MI
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Huntington Woods, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Campus is highly improved
    Small classes benefit students

    Cons

    Difficulty moving up the ladder, slow in response for fundamental necessities (paper, copier, reimbursement for conferences, etc.), & at times work bullying from administrators occurred.
    Pay is low compared to other Michigan Universities.
    Parking is expensive.


  10. "Personal Review"

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    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wayne State part-time

    Pros

    The best reason to work in the Computer Science Department would be exposure to academics and getting recognized in the field.

    Cons

    The downside of working here personally for me is that there isn't a lot of industry-level practical work which is what i see myself doing in the future.


  11. "GRA positions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelby Township, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelby Township, MI

    I have been working at Wayne State (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great health insurance is good

    Cons

    Low pay when you are finished taking classes.



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