Butler University

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Butler University Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful place to work but there are fiscal realities to entry level work at a private university

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Butler University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -The quality of the institution
    -The opportunity to network with talented faculty
    -Beautiful campus
    -Access to cultural events

    Cons

    -Entry-level staff pay is almost prohibitive to working there as a young, single person

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Advancement team is horrible, the rest of the school is okay

    Former Employee - Advancement
    Former Employee - Advancement

    I worked at Butler University full-time

    Pros

    Outside of the leadership team, the colleagues were very nice and fun to work with. If we had the opportunity to do our jobs it would have been much better.

    Cons

    Advancement staff was treated poorly by the management. The Advancement Leadership Team was rude and HR did nothing to protect us. One person tried to help and she left in 2014 due to being harassed and threatened.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have integrity.

  3.  

    A Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Developer in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Butler University as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Convenient, great work environment, collaboration among colleagues

    Cons

    VAX/VMS is an old antiquated operating system that is difficult to use. I would be shocked if they have not migrated of of VAX so this comment might be moot.

    Recommends
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    Great place to work for as they always seek improvement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Help Desk Tech in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Help Desk Tech in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Friendly Staff
    Helpful
    If you show dedication and self-improvement promotion is VERY likely
    High level of autonomy

    Cons

    Got to know someone and be in the "in" group
    Not high paying jobs

    Recommends
  6.  

    A fantastic work environment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Help Desk Tech in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Help Desk Tech in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Butler University part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The management is great to work for. They are very accommodating when it comes to scheduling work and working around classes. The work is also very interesting.

    Cons

    I see no cons for this position. The work isn't hard, although at times it can be challenging. You do have to deal with clients on a regular basis. This at times can be hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Good benefits, if you love to learn and love change this is the place to be

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good people working here for the most part. They really care about education and the students.

    Cons

    Work pace is ridiculous. If you want a 40 hour work week job this isn't it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to staff and their needs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Intern in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Butler University as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Embrace student work balance. Allow freedom of projects and working hours per week. I worked in many offices during my time as an undergraduate. Depending on department, some really enjoy students and will invest in you as a person, not just look to get the most work in the smallest amount of time. Very nice people.

    Cons

    Slow to change anything, can be disorganized. Some times there will be too much work and it becomes overwhelming, other times there is too much down time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more time to understand the roles of each office

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    A private university that encourages collegiality and is student centric.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Butler University part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Faculty have a great deal of freedom of what is presented in the classroom and there is a great deal of effort to have courses which are integrated in each courses content.

    Cons

    As is true in any organization the bureaucracy can make it difficult to gain the necessary approvals for changes in the system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is important to gather the views of all of the constituents including students/faculty/staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great job, okay company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Advisor in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Program Advisor in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Fellow advisors have all studied abroad, very internationally minded, a lot of fun to work with. Travel overseas about every 6 months. Working with students who are studying abroad for the first time can be inspiring.
    Opportunities for personal development through education credits and professional associations.

    Cons

    Corrupt system. Upper management is slow to change and blames errors on people who are below them. Information flow within the organization is chaotic, repetitive and unclear. Rather than addressing issues of poor job performance they ignore it and later blame advisors for the fact that management was unaware of the problem (even if they had been told). Promises are not always kept.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not create new positions for people just because they have been there for so long, only create a position if it is truly needed.
    Step up an address problems as they arise, don't ignore them and then act surprised when they become too big to ignore.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Butler is a wonderful place to work -- beautiful surroundings, great colleagues!

    Current Employee - Faculty in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Faculty in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Butler University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The campus is gorgeous all year round. The people are friendly, competent, and caring -- committed to the University and to its students. The students are terrific: intelligent, engaged, and engaging.

    Cons

    Butler tries to do a lot for a small university. We really need increased resources. Several of our buildings need serious attention. The pool for annual raises has been very modest for several years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what you can to build our endowment and support base. Continue to improve and cultivate alumni relations. If salaries can't be raised, find other ways to "reward' hardworking employees. (Increased time off, free parking, etc.)

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