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Wayne State Reviews

Updated October 21, 2017
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Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson
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  • There is not much room for growth (in 5 reviews)

  • Parking is expensive, free parking is difficult to find (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Salary is too low to stay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wayne State full-time

    Pros

    it is good place for fresh scholar to do their research

    Cons

    there isn't much funding available


  2. "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.

  3. "Clinical Research Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wayne State full-time

    Pros

    Stability, benefits, friendly environment, professionalism, diversity

    Cons

    Management, frustrating work, difficult to advance

    Advice to Management

    implement personal experience when hiring people in order to keep quality employees.


  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. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wayne State full-time

    Pros

    Easy work such that you can study in the meantime.

    Cons

    busy advisor, less attention and time


  6. "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


  7. "Working at Wayne State"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wayne State part-time

    Pros

    Health insurance coverage is good.

    Cons

    Wages is not that desirable.

  8. "Senior Lecturer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Wayne State full-time

    Pros

    Overall a positive experience. Students were strong, though there is a range at the school.

    Cons

    There is a union which is more interested in protecting tenured professors than standing up for contract employees. Very frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Need to take employee concerns into account, especially regarding hiring / firing process, which has been frustrating.


  9. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wayne State full-time

    Pros

    Most positions allow flexible hours. Wayne State provides a health insurance program including dental and eye insurance. Tuition coverage is guaranteed by the university for a minimum 1.5 years if enrolled as a PhD student.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be difficult. No defined vacation time. Workload is PI dependent. Lack of departmental funding can limit the research opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Unnecessary administration positions should be reduced and money allocated to graduate programs and their respective departments in order to support students and respective research opportunity.


  10. 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.


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