Indiana University

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Indiana University Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2014
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3.9 286 reviews

84% Approve of the CEO

Indiana University President Michael McRobbie

Michael McRobbie

(121 ratings)

87% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • It may depend where you work, but the university really cared about work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Great benefits, especially if you are a student who works part time (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Low salaries; small-town mindset; few undergraduate students willing to be intellectually challenged (in 8 reviews)

  • I don't envision any possibility for a full-time position here--I'm restricted to part time only (in 5 reviews)

More Highlights
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    Work as AI

    Associate Instructor (Former Employee) Bloomington, IN

    ProsIt provides an online portal for the AIs to register their actual work time. All the candidates will receive formal instructions.

    ConsPay is low. Not much teamwork will be included.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good

    Assistant Instructor (Former Employee) Bloomington, IN

    ProsCareful, great colleagues, nice environment

    Constime-off leadership work life, look forward to

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good work environment pay not that great

    Research Analyst (Current Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    Prosgood benefits, lots of vacation time

    Conspay is below market zone

    Advice to Senior Managementgive good employees more money to keep them around.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery nice place with good people and we have everything we need for our research.

    ConsI can't think anything, this is the best place I worked so far.

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    Good experiences for the most part

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Bloomington, IN

    ProsIU is in a livable city. University HR provides good resources for developing professional skill sets. The university provides numerous high quality programs and events, including theater and music.

    ConsPay is low for the field, and there is income disparity across similar job ranks. There are still town-gown issues (faculty-staff issues).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Graduate Assistants are compensated well for their efforts.

    Graduate Student (Former Employee) Bloomington, IN

    ProsCo-curricular work is helpful in expanding your knowledge in your field. Access to facilities and supplies greatly increases when becoming an assistant. SAA's at IU receive fee remission, medical, and dental benefits.

    ConsBalancing coursework and job duties can be tough as work hours may exceed those that are billed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Low salary but good environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice place to work for people who love music

    ConsTypical old small college town

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    HR ineffective - high turnover in certain departments.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWorked here for 5 years.Excellent benefits; good PTO rules; new appointees for Executive VCs are good, involve staff in University Strategic Plan.

    ConsTurnover >30% in certain departments. No training for people who are in high managerial positions. No work likf balance although it is talked about a great deal. Micro-managers at department levels. No oversight or understanding of high turnover rates, HR turns a blind eye all the time. No efforts at correction or improvements. C'est la vie, laissez faire attitude.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHiring process, interviewing, training etc. are expensive. Try to keep good employee and get rid of those affecting turnover.

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    No oversight

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Bloomington, IN

    ProsGreat benefits, depending on your department, you can work uninterrupted. They let you roll your PTO over. Benefits packages are outstanding.

    ConsNo oversight or accountability for top dogs. Problems roll down hill. Pay is terrible, it reflects the value they place in their employees. In other nonprofits and universities, pay is much higher.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter consider work-life balance, try to better value your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great work - life balance

    Server and Network Support Specialist (Current Employee) Bloomington, IN

    ProsTons of new technology to get your hands on.
    Great benefits, lots of PTO.

    ConsPay is well below market, for IT.
    Most people are here for the benefits versus the salary.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be nice if they could pay market salaries for IT.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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