Aurora University

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Aurora University Reviews

Updated November 6, 2014
Updated November 6, 2014
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    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
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    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
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    OK, but a lot of cliques to deal with

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor, Business in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor, Business in Aurora, IL

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

    Pros

    Nice suburban location, nice students. Deans will work around most schedules.

    Cons

    There are a lot of special interest groups with their own agenda to deal with and work around in the faculty and administration.

    Not sure the annual review process is as fair as they pretend it to be. There is too much emphasis on service to the university and community. There is too much emphasis on public relations.

    This school never shows up in any of the popular web site or magazine rankings, academically or otherwise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop increasing student population and stop constructing buildings. Concentrate on working with students and faculty. Most of the administrators rarely talk with the faculty.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 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
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    Fantastic Experience

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    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
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    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 an 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
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    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 an 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
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  9. 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
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  10.  

    Good place to work. Fun people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aurora University

    Pros

    Good place to work. Fun people

    Cons

    No real cons here its a nice place

  11.  

    Lab assistant in the biology department.

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    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Aurora, IL

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

    Pros

    I got some real behind the scenes access to the lab equipment, which helped me moving beyond my bachelor's degree.

    Cons

    Most of the labs were fairly simple, and I may have benefited from more extensive experience.

    Recommends
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