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Indiana University Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
345 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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    Helpdesk Consultant

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    Current Employee - Helpdesk Consultant in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Helpdesk Consultant in Bloomington, IN

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

    Pros

    Working in the Kelley School of Business Information Technology office has been a great experience so far! I am always moving around on various jobs, discovering new ways of fixing technical issues, and improving my communication skills by answering phone calls, e-mails, and discussing issues face to face. The pay is also very reasonable.

    Cons

    I am limited to what I can do for the IT department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Working with students is so rewarding and it is compensated well.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Indiana University

    Pros

    Meal Plan, 2 weeks off, double room to myself, working with students.

    Cons

    Curfew every night @ 2. Paperwork and Crafts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help out with tuition, RA's spend so much time helping other students, it would be nice to get some more help from the university.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Software Developer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Indiana University

    Pros

    good people, very flexible timing

    Cons

    I think I really like here

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great school for biology

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Bloomington, IN

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

    Pros

    Fantastic enthusiastic faculty, great department funding, amazing resource bank

    Cons

    most classes seem like a waste of time, teaching is seen as a burden

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach the graduate students how to present

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    GlobalNOC at IU is a great place to work with a wide diversity of projects at many different levels.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GlobalNOC Senior Network Engineer in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - GlobalNOC Senior Network Engineer in Bloomington, IN

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

    Pros

    Great technical exposure and growth.
    Wide variety of projects - lots of diverse experience, you aren't pigeon-holed.
    Great colleagues - friendly higher ed environment.
    Caring about family and/or personal time.
    Decent benefits.
    Does much more than your typical NOC - through tier3 support, architecture, etc.

    Cons

    SImply need more staff to do what they do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more engineers at all levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Good calm place to work

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

    I have been working at Indiana University

    Pros

    Easy paced, good environment, no pressure from the instructors

    Cons

    A better choice of subjects to choose from

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Relatively neutral experience

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

    I worked at Indiana University

    Pros

    You can potentially make quite a bit of money and not be held accountable for anything, or at least that is how it seemed with a wide variety of my coworkers.

    Cons

    Like I said, people were not really held accountable for their work in my job, and that ended up causing a lot of chaos and confusion among different projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you plan ahead so everything is not off-the-cuff and the decision process for simple things does not take much longer than it needs to. Also just hold people accountable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Experience in multiple areas.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Indiana University

    Pros

    Very diverse company with a lot of opportunities to work in different areas of expertise. Supervisors appear to be flexible and satisfied in their own positions, making them happy and easy to work for. The benefits are great and work-life balance is also great.

    Cons

    Communication could be better and they tend to not promote within. Higher roles are generally filled with outside people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    graduate student assistantship

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

    I have been working at Indiana University

    Pros

    good pay compared to work time for most of the time, instructors are typically nice to you, sometime you can even learn things in the GA position

    Cons

    some courses might cost you lots of time to grade and office hours, sometime students who donot do their homework would care the score very much, and try to argue for extra points which they donot deserve

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    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.

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