Benedictine University Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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  1. Worker

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Benedictine University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great idea of work life balance

    Cons

    None. Great people to work with


  2. Playing the role of a puppet

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Lisle, IL

    I worked at Benedictine University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    At the time I was working at Benu, the benefits were fully covered, employees had a great plan for tuition remission for undergrad and graduate degrees, vacation/sick/personal/floating days were more than I had ever seen in an organization and a few of my co-workers (who continue to be underpaid and under appreciated!)

    Cons

    Where do I begin!? Before accepting a job at Benedi tine please read these reviews and don't take them lightly. Although many of them may seem over dramatic and ridiculous, their a true look at how this organization runs and how they treat their emplyees. Major con would definitely be compensation - if you're a 22 yr old graduate, still living with your parents, have no rent/loans/car payments and are looking to put something on a resume, then this is the place to start. But if you are trying to support a family and need something that will lead to bigger and better things this is not it! Every single department is stuck in their own egotistical struggle and hate to see new talent come in and want to better the system. I can't say how happy I am to have gotten a few years under my belt, my graduate degree and to have gotten the hell out of here!

    Advice to Management

    With Dr. Carroll leaving, it will be nice to see what changes the new president brings and who will follow his leadership. But all I can say is, Good Luck to the new guy!


  3. Helpful (1)

    Inconsistent Values

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Benedictine University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    My immediate supervisor and department were great. Students were very good to work with. It was an easy commute for me.

    Cons

    The administration does not actually back the values it espouses. It is a very political atmosphere, and many good people get driven away regularly. They pay poorly, at least in my experience.

    Advice to Management

    Find a president who values the university's mission. Don't let the president surround him- or herself with yes-men. Stop expanding. Use your budget to support the mission of the school.


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  5. Great values and great job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL

    I have been working at Benedictine University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good sense of community. Stability provided if you do a good job.

    Cons

    Low pay. Can involve working at home during off hours.


  6. Helpful (2)

    advisor

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    Former Employee - Advisor in Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Advisor in Springfield, IL

    I worked at Benedictine University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    they closed the springfield campus with no warning.

    Advice to Management

    out of touch with the real world. You have no idea what you put people through.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Overworked and WAY underpaid.

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    Former Employee - Academic Advisor in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Academic Advisor in Lisle, IL

    I worked at Benedictine University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Wonderful coworkers, engaged students, safe campus.

    Cons

    Grossly underpaid. Salaries not competitive or consistent with job responsibilities. Caseload of students is ridiculous - no way can an advisor keep up on all students. No real opportunity for advancement. Lacking strong leadership at the top.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay across the board, hire more staff, attempt to divide caseload of students more fairly.


  8. adapting to changing market

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Benedictine University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -significant time off, but hard to take all of the time if you are in a busy department -many great people in a lot of different areas -some excellent professors and staff, many go above and beyond for students -growing quickly in some areas -improvements to infrastructure including parking, library, food services, and gym, which benefits both students, faculty, and staff

    Cons

    -many employees lose time they are not able to take and not able to rollover -extremes in employee work ethic; some people and departments are very strong, others have not adjusted to the fast-paced growth -faculty and staff do not always understand the challenges each side faces -university wide annual raise was lowered, benefits have changed and new employees pay significantly higher amount for dependent coverage -initiatives for undergrads always seem to take priority over other demographics -stress and demands of being fastest growing university have weighed heavily on employee morale -pay is low compared to others

    Advice to Management

    There are many strong leaders and great employees here, but the strong leaders need to be more visible and the great employees need to be better compensated. Employees not willing to live up to standards need to move on.


  9. Helpful (1)

    They would never survive in the real world

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Lisle, IL

    I worked at Benedictine University full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good for this day and age. My medical was covered by the university.

    Cons

    Low, low wages. No mobility. Get your free degree and go.

    Advice to Management

    Alot of old weight still hanging around. Once they get rid of the luggage I think they would be a better place to work.


  10. Great organization for work life balance

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Benedictine University

    Pros

    Very nice work/ life balance.

    Cons

    salaries can be on the low end because not for profit.


  11. Web Developer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Benedictine University part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great coworkers, great work environment

    Cons

    Not much potential for growth, salary is not high

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries



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