Illinois State
3.9 of 5 51 reviews
www.illinoisstate.edu Normal, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

Illinois State Reviews

Updated May 29, 2014

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Timothy Flanagan

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84% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The work/life balance is really commendable at Illinois State University"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Great work family balance, great benefits, very nice people"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "Minimum wage pay and time management"
    in 3 reviews
  • "They really are no downsides here when looking for the best student positions on campus"
    in 3 reviews
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    As a recent graduate of this university, I would say I enjoyed my time there.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe academic buildings on campus are close to one another and the quad is beautiful at all times of the year.

    ConsThere aren't very many career opportunities with what I studied for (psychology & speech-language pathology research).

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    very useful job, since you learn while working as a graduate student. They understand that you are a student first.

    Graduate Assistant (Former Employee)

    Pros- you get a stipend and your tuition paid for.
    - you keep learning while working
    - you work with friendly people and the environment is nice.

    ConsI do not see any cons.

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

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    Student Technician

    Student IT Technician (Former Employee)
    Normal, IL

    ProsThe position gives you a lot of insight into the behind the scenes operations of the University. Flexible work schedule works around your classes and any tests/homework you need to catch up on.

    ConsProfessional development is minimal in the position. The workload is more than the size of the staff can handle, so at times it feels like you're fighting just to not move further behind.

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    Cashier (Current Employee)
    Normal, IL

    Prosvery flexible scheduling
    not required to work over breaks
    great staff and management
    friendly environment

    Consminimum wage
    hard to get more than 20hrs a week

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good attitudes

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work, but a bit insulated

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Normal, IL

    ProsLots of nice people; chance to help students in their futures and help develop the next generation. Good benefits.

    ConsParking is very difficult on campus. And the people tend to be isolated in the sense that outsiders often have a hard time overcoming their status as outsiders. There is a definite preference to go with folks who are "local" to ISU.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more willing to hire folks outside of ISU.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Graduate Research Assistant Experience

    Graduate Assistant (Former Employee)
    Normal, IL

    ProsFlexibility on when the work could be done and the opportunity to work with different faculty members.

    ConsI did not have any negative experiences, but I will point out that as a GA (research) you have to be good at multi-tasking and stay focused in order to be successful.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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    Great People

    Accountant (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat work family balance, great benefits, very nice people!

    ConsAverage pay is less than average

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A very good experience.

    Graduate Assistant (Former Employee)
    Bloomington, IL

    ProsWas given the necessary guidance to develop both professionally and personally. Furthermore, the culture is great.

    ConsThe only con to working at Illinois State is the low pay. I don't know if I would consider this a con because the cost of living in the area is relatively inexpensive.

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    Bone Student Center has provided valuable learning experiences in a friendly company culture and dynamic environment.

    Information Center Manager (Current Employee)
    Normal, IL

    ProsGreat job for students - conscientious of hours worked while also a full-time student

    ConsThey really are no downsides here when looking for the best student positions on campus.

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

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    Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant

    Graduate Assistant (Current Employee)

    ProsVery comfortable environment and strong faculty support.

    ConsNothing negative to report that is specific to position or organization. Typical workplace hassles that happen anywhere.

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