Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)

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Updated June 26, 2015
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  1. Undergraduate Teaching Assistant - Macroeconomics

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant - Macroeconomics in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant - Macroeconomics in Fort Wayne, IN

    I have been working at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This position is the creme of the crop. The flexibility is unmatched and the level of freedom is high. I offered office hours, which few students took advantage. I corresponded with them regularly to make sure they kept up with the course. Met with professor at least once a week. I went above and beyond to provide exceptional service and made myself available. The compesation was so grand, why not go the extra mile? Great opportunity, so excel and stand out in a subject and establish a really solid relationship with a professor, so you'll be first in his /her mind when the professor needs an assistant. OR just ask!

    Cons

    Most administrative staff in the Doermer School of Business are very snarky and uptight. Interactions are met with bureaucracy and politics. They must justify their positions and don't like change (e.g. change in Dean of school of business - great asset to university). They are threatened by people who challenge the status quo and by people who are genuinely friendly, joyful people. I questioned myself if they even have the interest of the students at heart or if the job is just a job. Very counterproductive group of people with poor attitudes and poor community culture.


  2. Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Meaningful work.

    Cons

    Culture is slow to change.


  3. Professor

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good retirement benefits; centrally located.

    Cons

    Terrible culture; faculty are treated as second class citizens.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your faculty.


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  5. Full Time Grad Aide

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Aide in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Graduate Aide in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from home with some professors
    Some work is interesting and provides useful skills
    Grad Aides get their own (shared) office
    Nice tuition discount in addition to pay

    Cons

    May have to learn a new class you didn't take as an undergrad to help professors teach.
    Tracking of hours is by paper and pen, hours for different divisions must be recorded, signed, and hand delivered to different areas of campus.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to students (and professors) when they request a certain assignment (or student) that will help them with their future career goals.


  6. even staff

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)

    Pros

    good hours and very flexible

    Cons

    sometime they expect you to have cross functional training


  7. Great dedicated employees, but they are not the ones running the show. Management is well compensated but complacent.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The clients LOGAN serves have developmental disabilities and are wonderful. They are the best part of the place. There are staff who have been working hard for decades, and their experience and knowledge are priceless.

    Cons

    Human Resources is terrible. Pay is abysmal except for top management. Rank and file staff are treated contemptuously and the constant firing of direct care staff is demoralizing for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Replace everyone in Human Resources. That would be a good starting point for hiring good staff and slowing down the turnover rate.


  8. Great Job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, great boss, low-stress job. It was quite an easy job and allowed you to meet many new people.

    Cons

    Handling the down time at times. Handling people that put things off until the last minute and tried to think that their emergency was yours as well.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. You are doing a great job!


  9. A solid foundation

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network and Computer Systems Administrator in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Network and Computer Systems Administrator in Fort Wayne, IN

    I have been working at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great range of experience is easy to acquire since each department has their specific needs. Management works together and fast to adapt to campus changes. Management has regular meetings with every member of their team to make sure one solid direction is followed. Benefits are affordable and wide ranging.

    Cons

    Pay is far below what you can find in private industry doing the same thing.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more to retain your employees before they decide to outgrow you.


  10. Not a bad job.

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

    I have been working at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, vacation, and sick time

    Cons

    Seems we are continually in transition.

    Advice to Management

    Make a plan and stick with it.


  11. Studio M Lab Consultant Position - Student Job

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    Former Employee - Studio M Multimedia Consultant in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Studio M Multimedia Consultant in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay for a student job. If there's downtime you can do homework while on the clock since there isn't much to do if the lab is empty. This is especially true for end-of-the-night or weekend shifts.

    Cons

    Depending on your hours, you probably won't make enough to pay all your bills. The daytime shifts can get pretty hectic sometimes, especially when a class has group projects due and people rush to get them done all at once. Night shifts on weekdays go pretty late.



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