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Updated May 21, 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 26 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)

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

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  1. "Good"

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    Current Contractor - Student Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Contractor - Student Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good exposure and a kind work place environment

    Cons

    Administrative processes take up a lot of time


  2. "Student Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Studant Assistant in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Studant Assistant in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Conducive environment, employer and employee relationship, cultural ethnic work-place.

    Cons

    Position not related to my occupational career.

    Advice to Management

    increase their pay policy


  3. "College of nursing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Calm environment, most of the people are friendly

    Cons

    No time off for first 6 months, accrue points and get penalized for approved sick time

    Advice to Management

    Be more compassionate. I was only at this job 5 months and I became ill in March of this year and ended up being off work for being in emergency and goin to doctors and dental appointments. I spoke with my supervisor, she approved the time off and acted as if everything was fine. The week I came back from my doctors appointments they fired me. No sympathy no compassion and I honestly believe they did not care that I was sick. After being terminated I tried to call around and see what i could do nobody wanted to try to help me. The HR reps for college of nursing never returned my calls and I worked in the same office as them! Not only did wayne state fire me, now I am left without health insurance unable to go to doctors appointments and still don't know what's causing my illness. I never expected wayne state university to treat anyone this way.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing workplace with a very support environment. Excellent and caring co-workers and faculty and very rewarding opportunity. Excellent management.

    Cons

    Often can get very busy in the workplace with responsibilities entailing juggling ofmultiple projects at once.


  6. "student assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    good experience to work in lab which is related to my field

    Cons

    sometimes have to do overtime but its ok


  7. "Graduate Student Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly Environment
    Meeting new people everyday

    Cons

    Night shifts are hard to wrok


  8. "Run as fast as you can."

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The pay was decent for an admin assistant, but not worth the treatment.

    Cons

    The Chief of the branch is scary to say the least. He yells at employees and everyone scurries around scared of him. Stay far away. You can find a better position.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wayne State full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Tuition; holiday closure; benefits and nice campus

    Cons

    Older, experienced employees at a higher salary are often laid off/displaced/forced to retire. External candidates w/degrees from on-line/remote colleges are favored more than WSU degreed internal employees. Lots of cliches.

    Advice to Management

    Hire/retain competent, knowledgable managers/supervisors; not those who "know someone" to obtain their position.


  10. "Graduate Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible time schedule
    Interesting Research Projects
    Conferences

    Cons

    Ony paid 20hrs/week but expected to work more


  11. "Graduate research assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CAE/FEA Expereinced Professional in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - CAE/FEA Expereinced Professional in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Delve research, proper guideline, Team work

    Cons

    Personally did not feel any cons

    Advice to Management

    Its very good Lab to work and improve yourself for the future growth and enhancement


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