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Illinois State Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
61 Reviews
3.8
61 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)

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

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  1.  

    Good student job

    Former Employee - Student Worker
    Former Employee - Student Worker

    I worked at Illinois State part-time

    Pros

    good flexibility for student workers, decent pay, good managers, easy to create work life balance

    Cons

    not really too many cons, some red tape that goes with any type of employment but not a bad spot for a student

  2.  

    Great Place for researching

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

    I worked at Illinois State part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Smart people to work with. Laid-back place for researching and employing cutting-edge tools on analyzing challenging issues.

    Cons

    School life was somehow tedious.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Meh. It's better than a kick in the pants.

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    Current Employee - IT Worker in Normal, IL
    Current Employee - IT Worker in Normal, IL

    I have been working at Illinois State full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Generous vacation time
    Free tuition (for the time being, before the state takes it away)

    Cons

    Low pay
    The state wants to steal your retirement
    Good way to let your skills atrophy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being bad

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Assistant

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

    I have been working at Illinois State part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    On campus job for students

    Cons

    Minimum wage pay and time management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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 (more than an 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

  7.  

    Great but boring

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    Current Employee - Sports Office Assistant in Normal, IL
    Current Employee - Sports Office Assistant in Normal, IL

    I have been working at Illinois State part-time

    Pros

    great benefits. great hours with weekends off. am able to get classes for free. I enjoy the people i work with and being among a young crowd.

    Cons

    the work is not challenging, no where to move up into, very political. Every promotion or raise is based on schooling and not performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    It's an ok part time job, food service. Student managers are on a power trip though.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Illinois State part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    easy to get sub, 50% employee discount

    Cons

    minimum wage, lots of cleaning to do and managers talk down to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    tell student managers to treat their fellow students a little nicer!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    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 (more than an 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
  10.  

    A decent experience for a student

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

    I have been working at Illinois State part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Professors, supporting students and very good infrastructure

    Cons

    The timings can be a little difficult to adjust

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It was a good experience as a graduate student job

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

    I worked at Illinois State part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It was a really good experience for me to work at ISU as a graduate assistant. It pays good enough to have a student life in a city like Normal which costs of life is not too much. I did not have to pay my tuition as well which was good. I also learned many things while I was working as a research assistant.

    Cons

    you may find Normal/IL very boring small town. The weather is also tough! winters are so cold and summers are freaking hot and humid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The student cost should be waived for graduate assistant like tuition.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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