Indiana University

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Indiana University Reviews

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
320 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.  

    Program Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Indiana University full-time

    Pros

    Fun to work with students.

    Cons

    There are really no cons.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to postdoc

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Indiana University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Indiana is an affordable place for young professionals. University culture is very open-minded and opportunities for career growth abound.

    Cons

    Everything depends on the research lab you find yourself in. Choose wisely, and IU will be a rewarding time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Have had a few part-time jobs with them

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I have only worked part-time with IU, but I was fairly satisfied. I think they pay a pretty fair hourly wage for their part-time workers--I believe the minimum they pay now is $8.50. I have always had really great co-workers here and consider many of them close friends.

    Cons

    Across all of the jobs I've worked here, I've felt a general sense of disorganization. At times it seemed there was an asymmetry of information between management and employees, as well as between co-workers. This was especially frustrating in regards to employee training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time on training and developing employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great being a TA

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Bloomington, IN

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

    Pros

    Flexible not much responsibility but great way to get experience

    Cons

    No structure pay isnt that much and different responsibility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Decent job

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

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

    Pros

    Laid back work atmosphere, above-avg pay, and room to learn a variety of skills. Staff is friendly and fun. Understanding and flexible supervisors. Interact with interesting area studies faculty from around the US.

    Cons

    Repetitiveness of work. Not enough hours given.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Wonderful place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Benefits, Benefits!! Pay is pretty good, but the benefits make up for the rest.

    Cons

    None that really come to mind. overall a really good place to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    A wonderful place to learn complex surgical populations and cases.

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    Former Employee - RN Operating Room in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - RN Operating Room in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Indiana University part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You will learn techniques and surgical cases that many hospitals do not do.
    Will train new employees to both scrub and circulate.
    Precepting new employees very rewarding and satisfying.
    A great place to learn organizational and management skills.

    Cons

    Constantly changing interns, residents.
    Hard to get any time off.
    Pay increases very minuscule, even for high performers.
    No breaks given, except for lunch, even for twelve hour people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to respect their employees.
    Listen to employees opinions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Low Salaries for Support staff

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Bloomington, IN

    I worked at Indiana University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Education/academic environment is excellent but not attainable for most support staff. Most support are treated as if they are children with no or little educational achievements.

    Cons

    Higher than average cost for parking on campus for support staff.
    Lower than average salaries for support staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat support staff with respect and work to raise salaries.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great school for Hispanic Linguistics

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Faculty support, graduate student stipend, great atmosphere, faculty from a variety of backgrounds, health insurance and dental.

    Cons

    Not much free time, very competitive atmosphere, not much travel support for conferences, too much supervisor oversight,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent opportunity for students

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    Current Employee - Optometry School Library Assistant in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Optometry School Library Assistant in Bloomington, IN

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

    Pros

    - Get paid to do little to no work
    - You check out a book maybe once a day because no one really goes to the Optometry library

    Cons

    - None at all, extremely easy and great culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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