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Aurora University Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
14 Reviews
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    Working as an AU Student

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Aurora, IL

    I have been working at Aurora University

    Pros

    Staff is usually very friendly, hours are flexible to your class schedule, and work can range from mind-numbingly simple (sortig mail) to more challenging (acting as a secretary or ambassador for the university).

    Cons

    You're frozen at minimum wage, regardless of the number of years or hours you put in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The President of the University needs to shift her focus from growth to internal improvements. It's difficult to sell a nonexistent campus life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Work hard and have little to show for it. Be ready to devote your life to the place to keep your job.

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    Current Employee - Professor in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Professor in Aurora, IL

    I have been working at Aurora University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice location is western suburbs
    Great student base

    Cons

    University is always in a state of flux. Organizational change and restructuring happens on a major level every 8 to 10 months.
    Pay is much less that public universities.
    Parking is a nightmare. No preference for faculty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the cons above.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Friendly place with lot's of opportunity to grow.

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    Current Employee - Student Worker
    Current Employee - Student Worker

    I have been working at Aurora University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, Adaptable, Educational, Exciting, Potential to move up

    Cons

    Limited Hours, Lots of competition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would like to see support from the entire management team from top to bottom. Employees some times feel that higher ups don't care as much.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Went to college there

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aurora University

    Pros

    Class length was nice and prof were excellant

    Cons

    Cost kept going up each year

    Recommends
  6.  

    Admissions

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    Former Employee - Administration
    Former Employee - Administration

    I worked at Aurora University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Main Campus in Aurora has improved - in both it's facilities and product. Diverse student body and nice location in nice neighborhood setting of Aurora, IL

    Cons

    It still has some work to do with the business model (see satellite campuses). Benefits only OK as need better health insurance model. Too many adjunct professors for cost-savings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with a plan and stick to it. Too many ideas are released to the public and fail. Bad image.

    Recommends
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A very laid back job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aurora University full-time

    Pros

    Comfortable atmosphere where every one is nice to you. Things don't get in your face too often.

    Cons

    There is less room for growth.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Fantastic Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aurora University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    No having online education

    Recommends
  9.  

    Excellent Support for new and current staff

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    Current Employee - Pro Rata Professor in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Pro Rata Professor in Aurora, IL

    I have been working at Aurora University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Support new staff and work to provide helpful access to materials and training.

    Cons

    Pay for most pro-rata faculty is about average. Pro rata salaries in the Education College are lower than average and inequitable to the rest of the campus colleges.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Job after college

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    Former Employee - Phonathon Manager in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Phonathon Manager in Aurora, IL

    I worked at Aurora University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Office enviroment, friendly employees, salaried position, training provided to a recent grad, freedom

    Cons

    not enough direction about the job, expected to freelance and get advice from other companies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Good Place to Start

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    Former Employee - Admission Representative in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Admission Representative in Aurora, IL

    I worked at Aurora University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Positive mission, servant leadership, good work life balance, department culture is strongly dedicated to teamwork.

    Cons

    The organization as a whole is growing quickly and experiencing some growing pains in terms of managing that growth, maintaining a sense of identity, and remaining true to their mission. Ability to grow and be promoted within the organization has been historically stunted, though that does seem to be improving. Academia in General is somewhat slow paced, both with making and embracing change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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