Indiana University

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Indiana University Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
308 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.  

    A nice place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Good academic environment, friendly people

    Cons

    It's a small college town, sometimes you need to go to Indianapolis for shopping and dining.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Wonderful place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Indiana University full-time

    Pros

    Allows me to do my job, the way it needs to be done without the hassles of a larg corporation.

    Cons

    Upper management sucks because they do not know how to run a business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job in understanding budgets and creating goals.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good public university

    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bloomington, IN

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, beautiful campus. Bloomington is a nice college town.

    Cons

    If you like living in a big city, Bloomington may seem boring to you.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great work-life-student balance, beautiful location

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Communications Writer in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Communications Writer in Bloomington, IN

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

    Pros

    On campus, flexible with class schedule, great community to live in and wonderful tuition benefits for FT employees and their families.

    Cons

    Compensation is adequate given the cost of living in Indiana, but still not competitive with Indy positions. The university can be slow to move on some things too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For student positions, consider how to teach them to manage up and be given more responsibility-most are smart and capable individuals who just need to be empowered to do more/better work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work in IT

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Director, IT in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Executive Director, IT in Bloomington, IN

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

    Pros

    IU is the leader in Higher Education IT

    Cons

    Can't think of any because Bloomington is a great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Higher education

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Gary, IN
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Gary, IN

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

    Pros

    It is a very relaxed environment with easy going coworkers. People are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    It is very hard to get a clear answer on things especially when it comes to the directors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learning to deal with conflict should be something every manager knows.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great opportunity to gain some experience and earn a reasonable stipend

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Intern in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Intern in Bloomington, IN

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

    Pros

    – small time commitment (~5 hours a week)
    – fun working with students in CL, teaching experience looks good on resume
    – $10.69/hour
    – get to work with great people

    Cons

    – no real opportunities to take on additional responsibilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enabling interns to edit their time sheets in a calendar interface would prevent many errors; is not inherently more prone to dishonesty than clocking in/out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Food Court Worker

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Indiana University

    Pros

    higher than state minimum wage pay, small annual wage increase, set schedule

    Cons

    you're a number, not a person

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care about the customers

  10.  

    Not a bad place to be.

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    University of Indiana is a beautiful campus in a beautiful small town. It is a good fit for families, and has great dining opportunities, as well as decent grocery stores. The University seems to value it's employees, for the most part.

    Cons

    Watch out for 'lecturer' positions. They are very unstable and tenuous, with no real chance of advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many adjunct positions, and lecturer positions make for a weak department, overall.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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 (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

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