Indiana University Reviews

Updated July 7, 2015
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Indiana University President Michael McRobbie
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Pros
  • It may depend where you work, but the university really cared about work-life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Excellent work-life balance, great benefits package (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay is low for the work required (in 15 reviews)

  • Touting green policies but still having all the lights, ac/heat, and coal power of a small town is laughable (in 8 reviews)

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  1. A Fine Job for a Graduate Student

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Instructor in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Associate Instructor in Bloomington, IN

    I have been working at Indiana University (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Almost every professor is easy work with when teaching a course. They understand your work load as a graduate student and often make your teaching job more pleasant.

    Cons

    Teaching a smaller lab class can be bothersome with limited resources to keep up equipment. It was especially difficult working with electronics equipment because many of the components were broken.

    Advice to Management

    There should be some mandatory communication to the future AIs teaching the same small lab class to prevent the process of broken equipment rediscovery.


  2. Associate Instructor

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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 part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great job, if you are a graduate student. Very good health care coverage.

    Cons

    Workloads can vary by instructors. requires 20hr/w, but actual work hr should be much lesser than that.


  3. Chaplain Services

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chaplain?LMSW in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Chaplain?LMSW in Irving, TX

    I worked at Indiana University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great location, dedicated staff, professional, educational opportunities,

    Cons

    Not enough diversity in Chaplaincy opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    I wish there was more opportunity.


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  5. great benefits, even for part time!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Indiana University part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great pay rates, good hours and nice folks who are willing to work as a team. Flexible in where you can work!!

    Cons

    Honestly, none at all.


  6. Desk Staff

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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 part-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of time to apply for other jobs or do homework

    Cons

    Long hours sitting at a desk can be boring

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  7. It

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

    I have been working at Indiana University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of opportunity, location, great energy, flexible if you are in the right department, potential to get a higher degree while you work here.

    Cons

    Hard to move around unless you are in the very same job title, there are a few places that have hard supervisors or less that supportive leadership. Working with faculty can be hard.

    Advice to Management

    Mean what you say about flexible schedules, respect PAO staff as much as PAE's. That is very frustrating. I am encouraged not to earn overtime, so why even offer it?


  8. Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Indiana University

    Pros

    Graduate teaching assistant is a wonderful experience.

    Cons

    The downside of being a graduate assistant is the many hours required taking care of paperwork.


  9. Great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in Bloomington, IN

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

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

    Pros

    Definitely different than a corporation. It's not cut-throat. It's pretty laid back. Very little outside work required. Basically, people treat you as a human. Also, it's a great university, so it's wonderful being a part of that mission. Great benefits, like time off, medical, etc.

    Cons

    Low pay compared to corporations. Lots of bureaucracy because it's a public institution. Really low yearly raises. High parking cost.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on the student as it is now and things should be fine. Try to reduce some of the bureaucracy.


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    Ok Job. Decent Benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bloomington, IN

    I have been working at Indiana University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Good Health insurance, Tuition Fee Courtesy are major perks. Flexible depending on supervisor and department

    Cons

    Pay for parking, which takes a HUGE chuck out of paycheck, especially if you are support staff.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to support your staff, and be flexible.


  11. Graduate Assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Bloomington, IN

    I have been working at Indiana University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great interaction with faculty
    Opportunity to develop lasting relationships
    Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Incentive to slack because of low hourly pay and misaligned incentives
    No benefits
    Hourly clocking system is extremely tedious

    Advice to Management

    Revice the hourly clocking system (Kuali time) to enable revision of previous days' work



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