Illini Media

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Illini Media Reviews

Updated June 21, 2014
Updated June 21, 2014
12 Reviews

3.8
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good opportunities to grow professionally

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company culture within your department. Many different areas within the company that you can collaborate with. You are given a lot of responsibility right out of the bat.

    Cons

    Each department can be a little cliquey.

  2.  

    Great opportunity to learn if you have the time and energy

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

    Pros

    Young people get responsibility. Great to build your resume but also to build professional skills and leave with experience most people don't get until after graduation. Flexible work around classes. Great history.

    Cons

    Struggling financially and isn't as much of a powerhouse that it was once. Change is constant--not always a good thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build the organization back up. Help student managers manage more. Hold everyone more accountable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Advertising Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advertising Sales Representative  in  Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Advertising Sales Representative in Champaign, IL

    Pros

    Amazing staff, personal growth, involvement in on-campus publications

    Cons

    finding time in your class schedule and working 9-5

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

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  5.  

    You learn a lot.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are a good network of alumni - it's pretty large. You get to rub elbows with a lot of talented people, too.

    Cons

    The workspace is cramped, and you spend a lot of time there.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Great place for students to gain hands-on journalism experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -Allows students the flexibility to be in various positions, develop different skills
    -Many opportunities for leadership development
    -Flexible schedule, and the newspaper doesn't run during finals week so students can easily study

    Cons

    -Sometimes you can get stuck working very late, but that's normal in the journalism business
    -Many unpaid positions, but most students work at Illini Media for the experience, not the money

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    This company is mission driven.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great resume building experience for students that comes with a lot of leadership opportunity. There's always a chance to stretch your wings at Illini Media, try new stuff, and watch it take off.

    Cons

    The financial situation is uncomfortable.

  8.  

    Experience, not pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Students do jobs they wouldn't be able to do at most companies--hands on.
    Flexibility around classes and life
    Great co-workers who tend to be students, too

    Cons

    Lot's of jobs are unpaid
    Company works on a shoe string budget
    If you are a manager, you work alot and long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to invest money in your people
    More training!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good experience for media/advertising students

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexible work hours and work days

    Cons

    too much work so it's time consuming

  10.  

    Very poorly managed; didn't learn much.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Daily Illini Features Reporter  in  Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Daily Illini Features Reporter in Champaign, IL

    Pros

    Prestigious and well-respected publication. Many opportunities and outlets to try out.

    Cons

    Poorly managed and I didn't learn much about writing or journalism as a Daily Illini staff writer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training could be better and editors should be more strict in deadlines/training staff on writing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Ideal

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Beat Writer  in  Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Beat Writer in Champaign, IL

    Pros

    Good staff environment and encouraging

    Cons

    Not MAny, funding is lacking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I cannot provide advice, it seems to have been working for years and it will continue for years to come

    Recommends

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