Illinois State

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A decent experience for a student

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Normal, IL
Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Normal, IL

I have been working at Illinois State part-time (more than an year)

Pros

Good Professors, supporting students and very good infrastructure

Cons

The timings can be a little difficult to adjust

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    It was a good experience as a graduate student job

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Normal, IL
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Normal, IL

    I worked at Illinois State part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It was a really good experience for me to work at ISU as a graduate assistant. It pays good enough to have a student life in a city like Normal which costs of life is not too much. I did not have to pay my tuition as well which was good. I also learned many things while I was working as a research assistant.

    Cons

    you may find Normal/IL very boring small town. The weather is also tough! winters are so cold and summers are freaking hot and humid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The student cost should be waived for graduate assistant like tuition.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Student worker

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Normal, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Normal, IL

    I have been working at Illinois State part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -School comes first so getting time off is/was easy.
    -Worked around my schedule.
    -Allowed time off during finals or project deadlines for classes
    -Easy work. They expect students to not have experience but I had years of actual job experience.
    -Summer/weekends off.
    -Studied during downtime (depends on where you work)
    -Friendly coworkers. Really casual environment.
    -Dress code is casual for student workers or business casual for interns.
    -Low stress.
    -Management very easy to talk to and understanding.

    Cons

    -Low pay. Min wage for students, higher for interns/grad assistants but nothing livable.
    -State funding might restrict how much you can work if you want more hours. Not ISU's fault, just a heads up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people know when bad things happen (lack of raises, ect) it is not ISU's fault. It is state funding.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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