Indiana University Reviews

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

  • Excellent work-life balance, great benefits package (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay is low for the work required (in 15 reviews)

  • Touting green policies but still having all the lights, ac/heat, and coal power of a small town is laughable (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Excellent intellectual environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Wonderful colleagues. Get to work with great intellectuals. Very supportive environment.

    Cons

    Indiana University is in a small college town so it is a bit isolating and networking outside of IU is a bit challenging.


  2. Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Staff Photographer in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Staff Photographer in Bloomington, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hourly salary. Interest in balancing work hours with student schedule. Worth working to have a little extra pocket money.

    Cons

    Not going to be able to make enough to pay off any debt as a student employee. Online time clock system full of bugs.

    Advice to Management

    Raising student wages to allow for the possibility of addressing student loans would probably be a landmark decision.


  3. Crew Leader in Facility Custodial

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    Current Employee - Crew Leader Custodial RPS in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Crew Leader Custodial RPS in Bloomington, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful Campus love the energy surrounding the campus must see it for yourself.

    Cons

    Parking is a problem we have so many students and staff come early as a guest to park.

    Advice to Management

    Keep all employees in mind no matter what department we are stronger as a community because we all work together to provide outstanding services.


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  5. Good ole boys club (Northwest campus)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Decent pay. Nice culture of community and collaboration on campus.

    Cons

    Definitely very politically charged atmosphere. You will get far if you're a minority or a man, possibly even farther if you're a minority AND a man. As a side note, I don't always feel safe walking to my car either.


  6. Student Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good pay for work required

    Cons

    not allowed many hours in a week


  7. post doctorial fellow

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good working environment, excellent employees

    Cons

    It is not easy to get promotion

    Advice to Management

    No, they are very good.


  8. Research Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful campus. Kind Peoples. Good restaurants

    Cons

    Transportation during the vacation


  9. Go for it.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Indiana University full-time

    Pros

    Great place that is affordable and tolerant

    Cons

    The salary does not reflect the mandatory $2000 in annual class fees.


  10. You're on your own, for better or worse

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    Former Employee - Associate Instructor in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Associate Instructor in Bloomington, IN
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    I worked as an associate instructor (AI) while in graduate school. I taught two courses as lead instructor and had almost freedom to do pretty much whatever I wanted (within the bounds of the course description) in each. None of the higher-ups in either program observed any of my classes, which was fine with me at the time, but in hindsight, it would have been good to have the feedback and/or some kind of basis for them to write a reference letter on my behalf. As for the pay, no one expects to get paid much for graduate teaching, so on that basis, I have no complaints. You do get health and dental insurance, which is a plus. For many graduate students in the current academic environment, this may be the best you'll ever do, since many adjunct positions do not pay any better and do not even offer benefits.

    Cons

    If you plan to continue in academia after graduate school, you are almost completely on your own when it comes to the job search. There are very few resources in place to help graduate students with this (difficult) process, and it is up to grad students to seek them out on their own. The same goes for teaching-related resources. The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) offers useful advice (seminars, etc.) in each case, but if I hadn't taken it upon myself to enroll in a pedagogy seminar the summer before teaching my first class, I might not have even known about the CITL's existence.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that (graduate) associate instructors occupy an awkward middle ground between employees and students, and that there are precious few resources geared toward helping them succeed -- whether in terms of their teaching or in the job market. It is disingenuous to expect the student's advisor to pick up the slack, since many advisors are simply out of touch when it comes to these issues. (Note: I am speaking about the College of Arts and Sciences here, not the business school.)


  11. Software engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    leave policy is really good.

    Cons

    location is not very favorable.



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