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Butler University Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
18 Reviews
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  1.  

    The Department of Recreation team was fantastic to work with, and as a student, was a great learning experience.

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    Former Employee - Digital Media Assistant in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Digital Media Assistant in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Butler University

    Pros

    Friendly staff, great communication, fun environment, room for growth, flexibility and enjoyable projects.

    Cons

    Can't think of any! Great overall experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Butler provides a strong student-centered culture.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    There are great colleagues and good support from administration. Students are top-notch and are capable of phenomenal work when encouraged to do so.

    Cons

    Butler is at a point where it is transitioning into a research university, but it lacks the appropriate research support at this time. They need far more resources devoted to research if they are going to continue demanding output from the faculty.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    True Blue Ambassador

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    Former Employee - Student Ambassador
    Former Employee - Student Ambassador

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

    Pros

    It was really nice to know I had an influence on potential Butler students

    Cons

    There were too many ambassadors hired

    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Terrible place to work; I also regret going to school there.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Butler University

    Pros

    None; the four years that I spent as a student employee at Butler University were worse than any other restaurant, retail or minimum wage job that I've had in the past.

    Cons

    I was enrolled at Butler University when they filed a lawsuit against a student blogger and I'm just as afraid to speak out against them now as I was back then - but I'm tired of keeping my mouth shut.

    Butler University is a toxic work environment where interoffice politics reign supreme. I've worked for the university in several different capacities and my experience in each job was the same as it was in the last.

    Promotion was basically near impossible because I was a student at the time but even if I had my degree I would still have a difficult time moving up the so-called corporate ladder. The irony here is that Butler is supposed to be a non-profit organization but in a lot of ways they act like a typical for-profit company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating your student employees like they're disposable assets; don't let interoffice (or interdepartmental) politics influence the advancement opportunities that are available to students and alumni; and please start acting like a non-profit organization that actually cares about affecting positive change in the world rather than a for-profit company that focuses solely on the "bottom line".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    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.

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Butler University full-time (more than a 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
  8.  

    A Great Place to Work

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    Current Intern - Developer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Intern - Developer in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Butler University as an intern (more than a 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
  9.  

    Great place to work for as they always seek improvement

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    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 a 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
  10.  

    A fantastic work environment.

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    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 a 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
  11.  

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

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    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

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