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Wayne State Detroit Reviews

Updated September 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work environment an very accommodating work schedules (in 28 reviews)

  • Great benefits for me and live-in boyfriend (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. "C"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cooking in Hamtramck, MI
    Former Employee - Cooking in Hamtramck, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wayne State (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very plesent an they love they workers

    Cons

    There are no down in Wayne state


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

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "WSU 2016"

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    Former Employee - Office Services Clerk, Lead in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Office Services Clerk, Lead in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Wayne State (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working at Wayne State University provides an abundance of good sound employment opportunity's. The opportunity is surpassed, only by the beautiful college environment right in the middle of the Metro Detroit Area.

    I could go on for hours about the University, ranked 43 out of over 400 national institutions of higher learning, for research. Competence and professionalism are hallmarks of the faculty. So, be you faculty, staff or students you can't go wrong at Wayne State.

    Cons

    A couple pet peeves of mine while employed there was at peak rush hour periods, mobility can be difficult. It can be difficult logistically when it snows over 6 inches. Those are minor complaints considering the magnitude of the University's responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  4. "Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best opportunity to learn and do research with best facilities.

    Cons

    No cons, it has all pros.


  5. "Glassdoor review"

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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 a year)

    Pros

    providing good educational environment for students

    Cons

    one of the major cons is inefficient resource management

    Advice to Management

    Define HR competency model


  6. Helpful (1)

    "great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Annual Giving in Royal Oak, MI
    Former Employee - Director of Annual Giving in Royal Oak, MI

    I worked at Wayne State (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loved the School of Medicine - Had a great dean and great boss. Super team that really did a fabulous job of fundraising. Very supportive environment

    Cons

    Main campus could be a little inflexible.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Faculty"

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

    I worked at Wayne State full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    infrastructure, employee benefits, student success

    Cons

    students treated as customers, no professional development, falling academic standards,

    Advice to Management

    Get faculty involved in policy making and not convert academic institution into a business organization run mainly by administrators.

  8. "Office Services Clerk II"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Services Clerk II in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Office Services Clerk II in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Co-Workers
    Working Downtown Detroit
    Tuition breaks for employees

    Cons

    Parking $ is too high for employees


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good bun, filling lacking."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay for part-time work. Own desk space in windowed, shared office. Independence in running of classes as long as results meet expectations. Friendly co-workers. Access to copy room with full-sized fridge, microwave and coffee maker. Professional development available from university on your own time.

    Cons

    Taxed on "free" parking in structure. No reviews of performance by peers or supervisors. Little encouragement of academic or professional development. Little opportunity to have informal water cooler conversation or lunch with co-workers. No community feeling with students.

    Advice to Management

    Increase ability for adjuncts to share teaching history/experience with coworkers. More appreciation of independent professional development. More support when issues come up that effect department and instructors.


  10. "Graduate Teaching assistant"

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

    I worked at Wayne State (More than a year)

    Pros

    Its good to earn while you are studying your masters

    Cons

    You cannot work after you graduate . You have to take admission to PhD or PhD graduate to apply for Professor position


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