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Very positive community and loved the opportunity to work with students and alumni!

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Former Employee - Director Level in Lisle, IL
Former Employee - Director Level in Lisle, IL

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

Pros

Healthcare benefits started the first day worked, office culture fun and encouraging, individuals were promoted from within, ability to continue education, cafeteria on campus was convenient and offered healthy choices. Values were implemented throughout and training was excellent. Friendly staffers and upbeat atmosphere.

Cons

Depending on which department worked in, work-life balance could be difficult but changes in leadership within the department corrected that although a little too late for some. As it is a Catholic not for profit, salaries could be better but the time off and benefits balanced that area as well.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep investing into the people of BU!

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    Nice people

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    Former Employee - Part-Time Student in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Part-Time Student in Lisle, IL

    I worked at Benedictine University as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere is great, everyone is respectful. Work-life balance is great because they give you a lot of sick days and there are many events that are fun.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth, marketing department has too much control over IT without much knowledge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the IT department have more control over technology, that's what it is for!

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    No Career Advancement and Far Too Disorganized

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    When I worked with Benedictine, they offered fairly comprehensive benefits package in terms of health insurance, time off, and tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    The organizational structure, executive leadership, and talent retention are terrible. If you want to change anything within your department (or even your position), and I mean anything, you should anticipate getting at least 4 other departments involved and a member of the provost's office. Years of effort can be quickly undermined with a simple, unsubstantiated "I don't know..." from an unrelated staff member naive to your projects.

    Oftentimes it seems that the organization's values are nothing more than words on the walls.

    In terms of career advancement, you will not grow your career. You'll do the same job just just receive a different title.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your staff and try to get new perspective into Benedictine! Take some time and really focus on improving the organization of the 'mothership' before adding more to the organization. The expansion and facelifts look good, but I quiver at the thought of the shaky foundation Benedictine sits on.

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