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Great people, rewarding environment

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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 Eastern Illinois University full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Most departments have a friendly staff, and the work is rewarding. This is a nice group of students to work with. Benefits are generous. Management is fairly hands-off.

Cons

State of IL always seems to have budget issues which affects funding. Archaic rules regarding civil service hires and employment unions can make it difficult to hire and fire employees. The area is nice, but the university is in a very small town with little to do.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get the word out about what a great institution this is.

Recommends
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    employment by EIU is satisfactory to great.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eastern Illinois University

    Pros

    low cost of living, small town, no traffic issues, fairly supportive of faculty's endeavors, union school, good facilities, low crime rate, focus on teaching primarily instead of research (although research is still expected).

    Cons

    small town with mostly young (college aged and less), old (retired ) and remainder are married with children and stay at home. little in the way of culture or activities. little in the way of recreational activities for adults. bedroom community for the most part.

    Recommends
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    Ok for the area

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eastern Illinois University

    Pros

    Good benefits and facilities are nice. Overall of you can get the job you desire when you enter the university you're good. There is little chance of promotion unless you are willing to wait for retirements. Good stepping stone in your career path.

    Cons

    Management has little support and/or structure to rely on. Most departments are saddled with civil service employment rules that make it all but impossible to remove under-performers from payroll making life harder for those that do want to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For every problem that arises, management tends to take the 'easy way out' by making choices that avoid litigation or could 'upset' someone. The rules are the rules unless they are inconvenient and that reflects in the work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
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