Illinois State Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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Larry Dietz
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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)

  • early work hours make it difficult (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Very Good University, very helping and making people succeed in their lives. Providing various scholarship programs

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Normal, IL
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Normal, IL

    I have been working at Illinois State

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very Good University, education system

    Cons

    weather is not so good here in some months

    Advice to Management

    please make some internal passage for winters

  2. IT Student Worker

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Illinois State part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexible with school schedule, relaxed environment and exposure to different areas of IT.

    Cons

    Distance between covered buildings can be annoying.

  3. Watterson Dining Center

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    Current Employee - Beverages in Normal, IL
    Current Employee - Beverages in Normal, IL

    I have been working at Illinois State part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Easy to pick up and drop shifts
    -Friendly coworkers
    -Easy work

    Cons

    -Managers don't do much
    -High turnover rate
    -No real training

    Advice to Management

    Participate in work when help could be needed

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  5. teaching and research assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Illinois State

    Pros

    friendly environment and interesting work and challenging research

    Cons

    it was a learning curve, weather to some extent played a negative role

  6. Transformative, learning experience with staff who are willing to help

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Normal, IL
    Current Contractor - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Normal, IL

    I have been working at Illinois State as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Supportive staff, faculty, wide range of opportunities on campus

    Cons

    Low pay for teaching assistants

  7. My work experience with ISU was excellent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Normal, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Normal, IL

    I have been working at Illinois State

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I had a great experience working with ISU

    Cons

    I had no bad experience working at ISU

    Advice to Management

    No suggestions

  8. Good place, nice working environment.

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

    I worked at Illinois State

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    working environment, nice people, good salary.

    Cons

    sometimes, you need to work over time.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  9. A friendly place where you can enhance you professional as well as interpersonal, social skills

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

    I worked at Illinois State

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This organization has amazing opportunities for graduate students. Great pay, tuition waiver and amazing experience that you can't find anywhere else

    Cons

    Professors, i worked with, are world class so you need to keep up with strict deadlines. In winter, the place is a little bit cold but other than that it's an amazing place to study, work and build you life.

    Advice to Management

    Since its a technology era, I wish that there are more training courses for most recent computer programs

  10. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Normal, IL
    Former Employee - Admissions Counselor in Normal, IL

    I worked at Illinois State full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good management, Great cafe food, love working with students, City has good food.

    Cons

    Some very ghetto parts of the city, Crime, living in the shadow of University of Illinois.

    Advice to Management

    This about where the spending is going and restructure towards the bottom half.

  11. great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Illinois State

    Pros

    great teachers and friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    not much cons aside from pay, but great learning experience

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