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Illinois State Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
74 Reviews
4.0
74 Reviews
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Larry Dietz
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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.  

    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 (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

  2.  

    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 (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.

  3.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
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  5.  

    Quiet and easy-going work environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Development in Normal, IL
    Current Employee - Web Development in Normal, IL

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

    Pros

    Friendly work environment
    Good opportunities for learning
    Living in a small city

    Cons

    No constructive competition
    Ineffective use of resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Articulate strategies to directors and managers and establish a performance management system.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    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.

  7.  

    Great place to teach OK for research.

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

    I have been working at Illinois State full-time (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
  8.  

    It's what you make of it

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Illinois State

    Pros

    Great networking opportunities and amazing classes (if you find them)

    Cons

    In the middle of the cornfields, so not exactly a metropolitan area, and the higher ups on campus all know each other, causing a lot of nepotism/favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break up some of the professor cliques so they work less with each other

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very flexible.

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    • Senior Management
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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 part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Employees buy into the value of the collegiate experience.

    Cons

    The job can be repetitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flexibility is important. Assume that you hire your employees because they can get the job done and provide the space to allow them to succeed in that job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing experience, Great school

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Illinois State

    Pros

    Easy to move, easy to switch departments

    Cons

    Increase of salary and friendliness

  11.  

    Good stepping stone for future

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Normal, IL
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Normal, IL

    I worked at Illinois State as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supporting and teachable environment, good place to start a career or at the end of a career.

    Cons

    Some professors once tenured lose interest in student's careers and their own too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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