Eastern Illinois University
3.9 of 5 27 reviews
www.eiu.edu Charleston, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

Eastern Illinois University Reviews

Updated Jun 4, 2014

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Eastern Illinois University President William L. Perry

William L. Perry

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86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great experience and wonderful supervisor/coworkers

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Charleston, IL

    ProsLaid back environment, able to balance personal life and work life. Very understanding about personal issues if they every occurred and very compassionate to employees.

    ConsThe actual town of Charleston is just dull and mundane. Some of the staff in other departments do not like to adapt to change and are very stuck in their ways. Also racial tension was very evident at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider trying new methods to branch out to the students as well as communicating with existing workers. Change is inevitable and should be accepted not consistently rejected

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Gregg Triad Lab Assistant (Current Employee)
    Charleston, IL

    Pros- Work around school schedule
    - Above minimum wage pay
    - Great learning opportunity
    - Simple priorities and obligations

    Cons- Work on weekends
    - Seasonal

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Friendly place to work.

    Library Assistant (Former Employee)
    Charleston, IL

    ProsFlexible work schedules. Library is open for most of the day, so hours are always available. Staff are all friendly and helpful.

    ConsWorking in a library means that you must remain quiet. On slow days they will send you out to dust bookcases.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to start

    Graduate Assistant (Former Employee)
    Charleston, IL

    ProsCan be very rewarding job

    ConsOften underappreciated as an employee

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    State university, used to stable. Now not so much

    Facilities (Current Employee)
    Charleston, IL

    ProsLargest best paying employer in the county.

    ConsMind numbing bureaucracy. After the buildings and equipment are learned kind of repetitive.
    Personal initiative discouraged.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAs time moves on you seem to lack any ability to recognize that the educational environment is changing.
    Unless currently relevant curriculum is added to the catalog this institution will cease to exist.
    Recruitment of new students has been another area that has fallen by the wayside. Too much time passed with the old director remaining in place.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey have great staff members who are willing to help students suceed

    Consmore resources for minority students

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    Great Managerial experience

    Student Manager (Former Employee)
    Charleston, IL

    ProsGain management experience as a student

    ConsLimited hours due to state laws of college students working a maximum amount of hours per pay period.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more training to student workers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Place for and Education

    PR/Media Intern (Current Employee)
    Charleston, IL

    ProsDiverse Environment and Great Education Programs

    ConsThere are no cons I can currently think of

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proslow cost of living, low crime rates, faculty typically are given freedom on how to teach students, just as long as course objectives are met.

    ConsVery rural area - often doesn't lend itself to young, single professionals, no room to grow for annually contracted faculty

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work.

    Construction Labor (Current Employee)
    Charleston, IL

    ProsGood pay and benefits. lots of helpful and friendly co-workers.

    ConsI dont really have any complaints or cons about working here.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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