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Wayne State Reviews

Updated May 19, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Good bun, filling lacking."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. "Graduate Teaching assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    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


  3. "Research Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Coordinator in Saline, MI
    Former Employee - Research Coordinator in Saline, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wayne State (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits.
    Clinic staff were friendly.

    Cons

    Worked for a surgeon who poorly managed office.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a manager


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "AV Tech for student center"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AV Tech for Student Center in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - AV Tech for Student Center in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and counted as internship.

    Cons

    Could not work full time

    Advice to Management

    Wish you would allow student employees to work full time


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good and bad both"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wayne State full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free food and flexibility, Usual perks of graduate school, excellent health benefits, the whole family gets covered, tuition assistance for spouse/children

    Cons

    Lazy administration, would take weeks or months to get things done

    Advice to Management

    Improve efficiency of administrative staff


  7. "Student Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    A good place for students' personality development

    Cons

    Sometimes gets too much of labour work.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Director in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wayne State (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The school of Education and Social Work are top notch. Great 401k plans and located in a great area.

    Cons

    The School not about students, antiquated in regards to student success. Not enough people that think outside of the box. Failing black and brown students.

    Advice to Management

    Hire based on knowledge and passion not on degree attainment. PhD's that have no ide on how to relate to the plight of urban, low income or first generation students.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Records"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Complete benefits package and you can't beat free tuition for salaried employees! Might as well go for that Masters while working full-time (even if it takes you several years).

    Cons

    Very little wiggle room when it comes to promotions (within your department - but WSU chooses from within across departments, so that's a plus) and raises - WSU has a strict policy for moving up both in title and pay. The pay bumps are also negligible, so negotiate for that max salary if offered the position.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an open mind for doing things differently - every employee, from the director down to the part-time work-study student has something to offer.


  10. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garden City, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garden City, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits/time off, diverse community, many people work here almost their entire career

    Cons

    Old school - not open to working from home (although some departments seem to allow it and not others - ????); good luck with raises


  11. "industrial engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Lake Orion, MI
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Lake Orion, MI

    I worked at Wayne State (Less than a year)

    Pros

    big exposure gained lots of new things.

    Cons

    less learing opportunities but was good.


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