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Indiana State University Reviews in Terre Haute, IN

Updated October 10, 2014
Updated October 10, 2014
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  1.  

    Excellent work environment and nice colleagues...

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Terre Haute, IN
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Terre Haute, IN

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

    Pros

    Good culture, helping colleagues, good people in the management

    Cons

    I didn't find during my tenure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work...

    Recommends
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  2.  

    The students were outstanding

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Terre Haute, IN

    I worked at Indiana State University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Academic freedom and outstanding research opportunities

    Cons

    The work load was significant but at the same time rewarding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the day to day details and responsibilities of the faculty to the students themselves. Grant writing is time consuming.

    Recommends
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    Had a quality time being a part of the organization.

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    Current Employee - Student Web Developer in Terre Haute, IN
    Current Employee - Student Web Developer in Terre Haute, IN

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

    Pros

    Encouraging, handling project single handed, learned balancing student job and studies,

    Cons

    Had a very positive experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great working ethics!

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former Faculty

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    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Terre Haute, IN

    I worked at Indiana State University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Small town, class sizes are not overwhelming

    Cons

    Horrible pay; lot of sniping among faculty; Administration prefers to build their ranks and practically freeze faculty on pay and promotion opportunities; adjunct faculty and those who provide services (e.g., secretaries, grounds, etc.) barely earn above minimum wage. It is an embarrassment!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    shared governance is a good thing; increase faculty pay and you will keep good faculty members which will ease the low morale among employees

    Doesn't Recommend
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  6.  

    Enjoyable work atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Technology in Terre Haute, IN
    Current Employee - Technology in Terre Haute, IN

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

    Pros

    Great reduction in cost to attend classes for staff and their family members

    Cons

    Departments sometimes do not work well together

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    Communication, communication, communication

    Recommends
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  7.  

    Great place to work and be able to do homework.

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    Former Employee - Information Desk Assistant in Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - Information Desk Assistant in Terre Haute, IN

    I worked at Indiana State University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Having a student job is really convenient since you never have scheduling conflicts with classes and you can do homework while you work at many jobs.

    Cons

    Indiana State doesn't pay their full time staff very well or give them the credit they deserve so it can make the working environment unpleasant sometimes. You can have some unhappy people in the departments and they often will blame you for everything when something happens.

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    Keep up the good work! I loved my manager. She was the sweetest and nicest person ever.

    Recommends
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    Student Employee

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    Current Employee - Student Employee in Terre Haute, IN
    Current Employee - Student Employee in Terre Haute, IN

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

    Pros

    Great work place, had a very easy going attitude and worked with my schedule.

    Cons

    Very few problems with this job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to hire some of us recent grads!

    Recommends
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    Moving forward

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Terre Haute, IN

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

    Pros

    A lot of action towards improving processes and making things easier for students/improving student experience and making things easier for customers overall. Management was fair and provided a lot of opportunities for learning and growth. I saw numerous changes for the better in the short 2 years I was there as a student employee.

    Cons

    Time not always used effectively; employees gossiping a lot about one another; bureaucratic processes make a lot of hoops to jump through to get things approved; different offices do not understand how the others work, therefore a lot of customers are transferred over and over to different offices without getting their simple problems solved, creating decreased efficiency.

    Recommends
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  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not my favorite work experience

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    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Terre Haute, IN

    I worked at Indiana State University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Students are genuinely interested in the subjuct area. Terre Haute is fine place to live.

    Cons

    LOTS of backstabbing. Very low pay for faculty and support staff. However, they keep adding extra levels of administration. Pay raises are dismal. Many professors have been around for 30+ years and do not always keep current with their field. Lots of favoritism. I was a professor and kept my head down and a smile on my face. I got along well but I saw way too many egos that had no reason to be so proud of themselves. Also, I was ashamed at hot support staff was treated and compensated. Many could go work fast food and earn more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit growing yourselves and grow faculty and staff. You need to question why young innovtive faculty rarely come to ISU or, if they do, do not stay. Quit trying to bring in students just for the numbers. I saw way too many nice young kids from the inner-city who were not college ready. Mentor them, geat them the remediation they need and then enroll them. It was a very sad situation.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Project Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Terre Haute, IN
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Terre Haute, IN

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

    Pros

    Skill enhancement
    Supervisors
    Flexible Hours
    School Balance

    Cons

    Salary
    Budget Cuts
    Administrative Culture
    Hours
    Creative Outlook
    Upper Level Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More company culture and better pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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