Indiana University Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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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. " My Experience as an Adjunct/Field Graduate Social Work Faculty for Indiana University".

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    Former Contractor - Adjunct/Field Faculty in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Contractor - Adjunct/Field Faculty in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Indiana University as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It provided me this professional standard within which I continued to be challenged and grow. I appreciated being able to manage my workload independently within prescribed parameters, yet being connected with and accountable to a larger organization through which there were opportunities to connect via some level.

    Cons

    As an adjunct sometimes I wish the work were more involved and sustained.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a large state university, there are necessarily a plethora of regulatory bodies, policies, and procedures with which to align. Within this environment, bureaucracies can become part of real-time experience. It often follows, then, despite serving people one person at a time, that in these large organizational cultures the individual person can feel lost. Everyday remember: Each person counts. Each encounter matters.

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  2. Part-time Supplemental Instructor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Indiana University

    Pros

    The pay in relation to the responsibilities was on par.

    Cons

    None to speak of for my particular position.

    Recommends
  3. A good place to be a PhD Student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Indiana University

    Pros

    Flexibility, Not a lot of pressure in teaching, Kind of easy money to support yourself

    Cons

    The pay is not comparable to other Universities.

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  5. Math and Writing Tutor through Indiana University

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    Current Employee - Math Tutor in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Math Tutor in Bloomington, IN

    I have been working at Indiana University

    Pros

    -Relaxed work environment

    -(Math) great hourly pay for relatively easy work

    -(Writing) helps improve your own writing skills by reviewing others' work

    Cons

    - Once your hours are set, it's really hard to change them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be clearer about the total amount of hours an employee is allowed to work per week.

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  6. Great, fast, and young environment to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Indiana University

    Pros

    Always something to get involved in on campus

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to pitch new ideas because management is more conservative when trying new things

    Recommends
  7. The benefits of working for IU are very good and the health insurance plans are great including an HSA account as well.

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Indiana University

    Pros

    Job security. The work life balance is good and you accrue enough time off and personal time that it is always available to use when needed. Hours can be flexible depending on who you work for.

    Cons

    No room for growth unless you have a master's degree. Once you are in a position there, it is very difficult to move to another department unless you know someone. The jobs are very political and most often to get ahead you need to be connected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at life experience and not just having a master's degree. Having a bachelor's degree is a given and because it is higher education they prefer that management positions have a degree beyond four years.

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  8. Indiana University is an amazing place to work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Indiana University

    Pros

    The values and leadership at Indiana University is like no other.

    Cons

    As a whole, the campus is too large.

  9. Kelly School of business is a good place to start with.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Indiana University

    Pros

    Do not have to teach MBA classes. More time to focus on own research. One can expect a big raise in salary once published 1 to 2 papers in the top journals.

    Cons

    Have to teach undergraduate every semester and the undergraduate classes are relatively big.

  10. Working environment is pretty good. Co-workers are pretty nice. Customers have high degree, so they are polite.

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    Current Employee - Student Supervisor in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Student Supervisor in Bloomington, IN

    I have been working at Indiana University

    Pros

    You can got $8.95 employee meal after every shift no matter how long is the shift. Manager is very friendly and keeps encouraging you.

    Cons

    You have to keep working even the cafe is pretty slow. The only thing you can do is keep cleaning and cleaning. Sometimes you cleaned one table more than 10 times.

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  11. Good experience, restriction on tuition exemption

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

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

    Pros

    I worked as a language TA. It was good for accumulation of teaching experience, although the workload can easily exceed 20 hours per week.

    Cons

    I thought the tuition exemption for TA applied to all courses, but actually it was strictly within the school you attend. For example, if you are from School of Science and Humanities, tuition exemption doesn't apply to courses offered by School of Education, at least it was this way by May 2014.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The tuition exemption can be upsetting given that the contract didn't explicitly stipulate this rule.

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