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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 Experience

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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 as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great school to work for. Professors are willing to work around your class schedule.

    Cons

    Workload tends to increase during the times that your personal class workload increases.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Experience during or after school

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Illinois State full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Will give you free classes while you are employed.
    Great people to work with, everyone is friendly
    Summers are nice and slow

    Cons

    Being a college town the students can get a little too rowdy
    Being a state job, raises are few and far between

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote strictly from within

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Can't say this is an acceptable place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Building Service Worker in Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Building Service Worker in Bloomington, IL

    I worked at Illinois State as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    variety of job, hours, pleasant students

    Cons

    Where to start. The pay was terrible as an extra help employee but it fit into my schedule well. There are never any supplies as the state budget is next to 0. You have to beg, borrow, and borrow more to get basic supplies to do your job. My biggest problem was management.. I had an incident where in a my area where it almost got physical with another employee. I called my boss, said its about to get physical and I don't want to be the person that "gets physical" with another employee. They tried to suspend me (as my statement to my boss was considered a threat) which I laughed at and said I will just be on my way. Fast forward a year later (a complete year without being employed there). I was contacted by I.S.U. police about an investigation of consensual sex at the work place. I was dumbfounded......I said it never happened and if it was consensual that whats the crime? No crime committed but it had to be investigated. Give me a break. I found out later the occurrence (which supposedly happened 2 years previous) was reported to a family member of mine and that person either had to report the incident or risk losing their job. This family member does not get along with management either, and I truly believe it was a ploy to try and catch this family member up in a web of lies in order to take their job away. Needless to say it didn't work and there was a defamation lawsuit. So all in all not a great experience, nor would I recommend this torture to anyone else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wouldn't even know where to begin.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    Great Place for researching

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Normal, IL
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Normal, IL

    I worked at Illinois State part-time (more than a 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
  7.  

    Assistant

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

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

    Pros

    On campus job for students

    Cons

    Minimum wage pay and time management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    GREAT!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 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

  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Great but boring

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Illinois State part-time (less than a 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

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