Indiana University

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Indiana University Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
312 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.  

    Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Bloomington, IN

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

    Pros

    Professors are intelligent and fair to work for

    Cons

    You must work for credit before you may work for money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some teachers are too demanding of UTA's, identify problem teachers and instruct them to only assign hours they are paying for.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    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
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    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
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    Approves of CEO
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    friendly environment, small town with much room for progress

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    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Bloomington, IN

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

    Pros

    Promotions at IU UITS are up to your manager and your grade. You'll get a small percentage as raise very year but other than that, there is usually no bonus unless you're involved in a big project that has some money by the end.
    In UITS, You'll start with 30 days of paid time off that you are actually encouraged to take!

    Cons

    The payment is not comparable to private companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn more about keeping employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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
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    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
  8.  

    Wonderful place to work.

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    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
  9.  

    Great work-life-student balance, beautiful location

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    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
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    Higher education

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    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
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    Great place to work in IT

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    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

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