Illinois State Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
55 Reviews

4.1
55 Reviews
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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)

  • winters are so cold and summers are freaking hot and humid (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent

    Former Employee - GTA
    Former Employee - GTA

    I worked at Illinois State for more than a year

    Pros

    Department staff is excellent. Professors I worked with were excellent and accommodating. Gave me opportunities to grow as both an educator and in my academic research.

    Cons

    None. Just be prepared for occasional long nights of grading :)

    Recommends
  2.  

    As a recent graduate of this university, I would say I enjoyed my time there.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Illinois State

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  3.  

    Great Graduate Research Assistant Experience

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

    I worked at Illinois State part-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    None

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    Great People

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant
    Current Employee - Accountant

    I have been working at Illinois State full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Average pay is less than average

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A very good experience.

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

    I worked at Illinois State full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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.

  7.  

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

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    Current Employee - Information Center Manager  in  Normal, IL
    Current Employee - Information Center Manager in Normal, IL

    I have been working at Illinois State part-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant

    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant

    I have been working at Illinois State part-time

    Pros

    Very comfortable environment and strong faculty support.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to report that is specific to position or organization. Typical workplace hassles that happen anywhere.

  9.  

    Great place to teach OK for research.

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

    I have been working at Illinois State full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's good place to work. Good people all in all

    Cons

    Expect to get a cold winter.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    GREAT!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Normal, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Normal, IL

    I have been working at Illinois State part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits and great compensation. Amazing school benefits to be able to finish schooling for very very low cost.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any at the moment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  11.  

    Enriching experience combined with meeting excellent people.

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    Current Employee - Student IT Technician  in  Normal, IL
    Current Employee - Student IT Technician in Normal, IL

    I have been working at Illinois State part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits compared to most employment opportunities.
    Most people you work with are great, and because the teams are usually small, you get very close.

    Cons

    In turn for great benefits, pay is usually less than the average for that job.
    IT Management is poor at making decisions for the long term, and thus have caused many developers to seek employment elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not everyone that is a great employee will be a great manager. A manager, however, should have experience in the job they are managing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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