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No mobility, opportunity of a raise

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Former Employee - Student Employee in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Student Employee in Chicago, IL

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

Pros

Make your own schedule
Feel involved on campus
Build your résumé

Cons

Stressful
Little guidance
Can't get a raise

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Better training

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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    Experience depends heavily on department

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Northeastern Illinois University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Academic job in great location, urban Chicago. Some departments are excellent, in terms of the faculty both in professional and personal co-worker terms. A sometimes rewarding diversity of students. Faculty can take classes for free, for credit.

    Cons

    Weak union, low pay, pressure to keep academic standards low, very bad academic reputation can hurt career potential after a stint here, peculiar portfolio tenure retention process involves even more subjectivity and uncertainty than usual. Very little university level support for research and publication and yet the tenure process involves relatively high expectations at the same time.

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    Need more full time faculty, too much reliance on very low paid adjuncts. Raise minimum level academic standards, so that the degree is worth more to graduates. Spend more resources on developing working remedial and other academic student support programs, rather than pressuring faculty to raise graduation rates by lowering scholastic standards. Target programs and departments with the most notably low standards for raising literacy (education, criminal justice).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great for full-time students

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    Former Employee - Student Computing Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Student Computing Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    -Flexible hours
    -Convenient location
    -Management and co-workers are helpful and friendly
    -Non-threatening culture

    Cons

    -Work is limited to 20 hours a week for students
    -Pay is not very much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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