Benedictine University Reviews

Updated April 14, 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. Helpful (1)

    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.

  3. 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.

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  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. Great People, Family Environment, Great Benefits

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Lisle, IL

    I have been working at Benedictine University full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benedictine University is a great place to work. They especially take take you in terms of the benefits that they offer (i.e. tuition remission, time off, etc.) They have created a family like atmosphere in the tradition of Benedictine.

    Cons

    The compensation is not that great, but I believe that is due to the amazing benefits package that they offer. Other than that, I really have no complaints.

    Advice to Management

    If there was a way to personalize the benefits-compensation package. For example, if someone would rather have an increased salary as oppose to a better benefits package. I understand the limitations that are presented in something like this.

  9. Wonderful school

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Benedictine University

    Pros

    Friendly people, flexible great hours,work between classes

    Cons

    Pay is too low and not enough hours if you want full time.

    Advice to Management

    Better pay for workers that have worked over a year

  10. Great Community

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Lisle, IL

    I have been working at Benedictine University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great work-life balance here at Benedictine. Full time employees get a very generous amount of time off and great insurance benefits. The community of employees (faculty and staff alike) are all very friendly and care very much about the school. Its nice to be in a place that outwardly cares for their employees. Likewise, its a very laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    As with any job, you tend to get more responsibility without any additional pay. Benedictine pays great benefits as a way to overcompensate for their below market salaries. As a healthy person, I'd rather see a little more on the paycheck.

  11. Could've been better.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Benedictine University part-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    * Good people
    * Great environment

    Cons

    * Bad management
    * Terrible pay

    Advice to Management

    Instead of inflating the pay checks of the administration, there needs to be a more even distribution of money.
    The guidance counselors should be making a lot more money rather than $15/hr.
    They represent the school to future students.
    I don't believe that it's fair for the president to make $1 million while the rest of the people who are doing the non-admin work slave away for minimal wages.

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