Illini Media
3.8 of 5 10 reviews
www.illinimedia.com Champaign, IL 16 to 50 Employees

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Updated Mar 9, 2014

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Mary Cory

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71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Advertising Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Champaign, IL

I have been working at Illini Media as an intern for less than a year

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

Consfinding time in your class schedule and working 9-5

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up

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You learn a lot.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Illini Media

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place for students to gain hands-on journalism experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Illini Media part-time for more than 3 years

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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This company is mission driven.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Illini Media full-time

ProsGreat 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.

ConsThe financial situation is uncomfortable.

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Experience, not pay

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Illini Media as an intern for less than a year

ProsStudents 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

ConsLot'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 Senior ManagementFind a way to invest money in your people
More training!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good experience for media/advertising students

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Illini Media

Prosflexible work hours and work days

Constoo much work so it's time consuming

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Very poorly managed; didn't learn much.

Daily Illini Features Reporter (Former Employee)
Champaign, IL

I worked at Illini Media part-time for more than a year

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementTraining could be better and editors should be more strict in deadlines/training staff on writing

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Ideal

Beat Writer (Current Employee)
Champaign, IL

I have been working at Illini Media

ProsGood staff environment and encouraging

ConsNot MAny, funding is lacking

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Waste of time and energy

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Champaign, IL

I worked at Illini Media

ProsLooks good on resume. Gives you something to
Discuss during interviews. Somewhat of a learning environment.

ConsWaste of time. Little to no pay

Advice to Senior ManagementOrganize

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Loved my time in Illini Media.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Illini Media part-time

ProsFlexible hours and patient supervisors who are committed to nurture you

ConsCan be doing quite menial tasks

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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