Indiana University

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Indiana University Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
333 Reviews
4.1
333 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It may depend where you work, but the university really cared about work-life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Great benefits, especially if you are a student who works part time (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Pay is low for the field, and there is income disparity across similar job ranks (in 15 reviews)

  • Low salaries; small-town mindset; few undergraduate students willing to be intellectually challenged (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very supportive organization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Indiana University

    Pros

    Great professors to work with, great courses.

    Cons

    Ranking takes a toll.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more funding from alums, and work hard to go up in ranking.

  2.  

    Enjoyed the experience teaching my own class gave me

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    Former Employee - Graduate Instructor in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Graduate Instructor in Bloomington, IN

    I worked at Indiana University as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was able to develop my own curriculum and adjust it to the needs of my class; I worked at a summer language workshop, so we had really quality students who had decided to spend their summer learning a foreign language in a fast-paced environment; It was great to work with such motivated students and instructors

    Cons

    It was contract work, so it is not a long-term prospect

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very satisfied, good entry level work, worked with good and smart people

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Bloomington, IN

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, worked with smart and awesome people, flexible hours, good entry level experience, made sure I was properly trained before sending me on my own, very loyal, easy to get time off

    Cons

    work was interesting but repetitive , salary was a bit low and raises were minimal, hard to advance up the ranks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Indiana University

    Pros

    Intelligent institution with dedicated faculty and staff.

    Cons

    Compensation is a little low for professional staff compared to other institutions.

  6.  

    nice working environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Indiana University

    Pros

    nice package and iu employee benefit

    Cons

    salary is relatively low comparing to industry

  7.  

    Being an UI

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    Current Employee - Undergrad Instructor in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Undergrad Instructor in Bloomington, IN

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

    Pros

    Awesome opportunity for having the experience as an instructor as an undergraduate student, developing leadership and management. Good pay with awesome people.

    Cons

    The system for tracking hours of work is not very handy, can get pretty confused. Sometimes you are on your own and not many advise you can get from the professors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Technology, Health Sciences

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Indiana University

    Pros

    Professional environment, hard working staff, excellent benefits, many opportunities for personal growth and advancement

    Cons

    As with many large organizations, it can be difficult to navigate the structure. You can easily become lost with this size but if you remain diligent and always seeking, you can excel.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Typical Academy

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    Former Employee - Developer in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Developer in Bloomington, IN

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Perks, Flexible Hours, College Town

    Cons

    Too much management and difficult to progress in career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need fewer managers and more Sr positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great benefits and flexibility

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Bloomington, IN

    I have been working at Indiana University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work schedule is flexible and management is supportive. Would highly recommend working at IU. Staff are reliable and dependable.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up if you do not have a phd, though mobility across the university is common. HR seems to prefer to hire people that under stand the university administrative programs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Reliable, dependable and fun

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    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Bloomington, IN

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

    Pros

    Health benefits are very good and cheap. Tuition benefits for employee and dependents. Discounted entry to arts and sports events. 30 days of paid time off from your first year!

    Cons

    They will not offer you a competitive salary. No bonuses in most cases. No rewards for accomplishing some big thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to retain your trained employees. Letting people go without trying to compensate them is not good at all in long term

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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