Indiana University

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Indiana University Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
298 Reviews
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298 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It may depend where you work, but the university really cared about work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Great benefits, especially if you are a student who works part time (in 18 reviews)


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

  • I don't envision any possibility for a full-time position here--I'm restricted to part time only (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Overall good experience!

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Bloomington, IN

    I have been working at Indiana University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pros to working here include location (Bloomington is great), diversity of activities (influenced by the university), and reputation of graduate programs.

    Cons

    The major cons are its large size, bureaucracy, and politics. However, I don't consider these to be unique to IU. The Greek lifestyle enjoyed by many undergraduates sometimes seems to precede the educational value that students hold. I have many personal cons that I would attribute to being a poor and overworked graduate student in the sciences. However, I feel those are reflective of the more personal setting I am in on a daily basis. My experience at IU as a whole has been wonderful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build more parking garages.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Learned a ton about football

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    Former Employee - Student Manager  in  Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Student Manager in Bloomington, IN

    I worked at Indiana University as an intern for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, scholarship, experience, resume building

    Cons

    Hours, commitment, work environment, compensation

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great academic work environment

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    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Bloomington, IN

    I have been working at Indiana University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I enjoy working as a staff scientist in a scientific department. The quality of facilities varies a bit department-wide, but my building and office has some of the nicest facilities on campus. All grad students, faculty, and staff have access to high-performance computing resources on campus free of charge, which is a pretty big deal compared to other places I've worked.

    On top of all that, Bloomington is a wonderful place to live, has a lot of great dining options close to campus, and a very nice famer's market.

    Cons

    Honestly, the biggest complaint I have is that the department mailing list is bombarded by frequent emails of a social nature that have nothing to do with science or the department's interests. It's very unprofessional and pretty annoying.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A wonderful university with great benefits and adequate pay.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Indiana University

    Pros

    Benefits, culture, work-life balance, time-off, problem solving work, very fast and friendly environment with a lot of great thinkers

    Cons

    Salary is moderate, but plenty of room for growth. Career advancement is not lacking. Could have higher entry level pay to bolster confidence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to build great cultural leaders and work to become market competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Art Museum

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Indiana University

    Pros

    care about growth, good leadership experience

    Cons

    wasn't always taken seriously, a lot of free time

  7.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Indiana University full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and fun work environment. People genuinely care about your work and personal well being. Great work / life balance.

    Cons

    Not very diverse (iub campus)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at the time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Work where you learn.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Indiana University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working at IUN enables you to work at the same location as the place you're taking classes, eliminating the need to drive from location to location. They are very willing to schedule around classes that you take from semester to semester.

    Cons

    The pay is only around *.00 an hour, with slim possibility of pay raises.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Overall good place to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Indiana University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Beautiful campus with a lot of cultural activities. Generous paid time off as in a lot of universities. Good medical benefits and job security. A lot of courses to choose from. Great IT services and resources.

    Cons

    Too far away from major cities. Travel is a bit difficult because of this.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Bureaucratic, indifferent, supportive administration

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    Current Employee - Manager Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs  in  Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Manager Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs in Bloomington, IN

    I have been working at Indiana University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits and schedule flexibility are the only pros of working for IU

    Cons

    There is no room for growth or promotion and IU's administration is absent until they shut something down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    IU review

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    Current Employee - Veterans Service Representative  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Veterans Service Representative in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Good office climate, fun place to work

    Cons

    Inconsistent office management due to new hire

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay consistent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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