Indiana University Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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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. Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Indiana University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The school provide great benefit including health care insurance. It is a great campus and friendly working environment.

    Cons

    There is no downside to work in Indiana University.

    Advice to Management

    No

  2. Postdoc

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Indiana University

    Pros

    Great environments. It is close to the downtown area. You will have a great opportunity to interact with people from a variety of background.

    Cons

    Pay is not on par with NIH as a PostDoc. But the living expenses is relatively cheaper that MD. Also it depends on which lab you are getting it.

    Advice to Management

    Hope there are more resources for the career development of postdocs. But hey, it is almost the same everywhere else.

  3. Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Indiana University part-time

    Pros

    Lots of funding, good projects, good supervisors.

    Cons

    Infracture not very well developed.

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  5. Provides a family friendly, flexible environment for work-life balance.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Indiana University full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits: insurance, paid time off, retirement.

    Cons

    Salary not as high as private sector.

    Advice to Management

    Provide opportunities for advancement.

  6. Have worked in two jobs over 16 years at IU and have made it my home

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    Current Employee - Communications Director
    Current Employee - Communications Director

    I have been working at Indiana University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great for family life, educational opportunities, cultural amenities

    Cons

    Salaries lag large metropolitan areas, advancement can be difficult at times.

  7. data analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Indiana University

    Pros

    have a balance between work and life;

    Cons

    traffic jam; some coworkers are not easy to work with.
    offer more applied courses.

    Advice to Management

    NA

  8. This was my first professional experience and I had a great time learning at IU

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    Current Intern - Capital Planning and Facilities Newsletter and Communications in Bloomington, IN
    Current Intern - Capital Planning and Facilities Newsletter and Communications in Bloomington, IN

    I have been working at Indiana University as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Getting paid to write, learning how to design, management very kind and willing to work with me, learned how to work in a professional environment

    Cons

    needed more things to occupy my time, wish I would have had more training

  9. Assisting students in security lab with cryptography and security related concepts to perform lab tasks.

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Indiana University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Can equally learn while working as we get to know new things while preparing for the subject

    Cons

    Strict guidelines to grade as students may complain. Need to write TOEFL

    Advice to Management

    Give TEPAIC in the university. Contact Professors about the work.

  10. rps

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Indiana University part-time

    Pros

    It is a great experience

    Cons

    But hard to manage time

  11. " My Experience as an Adjunct/Field Graduate Social Work Faculty for Indiana University".

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    Former Contractor - Adjunct/Field Faculty in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Contractor - Adjunct/Field Faculty in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Indiana University as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It provided me this professional standard within which I continued to be challenged and grow. I appreciated being able to manage my workload independently within prescribed parameters, yet being connected with and accountable to a larger organization through which there were opportunities to connect via some level.

    Cons

    As an adjunct sometimes I wish the work were more involved and sustained.

    Advice to Management

    As a large state university, there are necessarily a plethora of regulatory bodies, policies, and procedures with which to align. Within this environment, bureaucracies can become part of real-time experience. It often follows, then, despite serving people one person at a time, that in these large organizational cultures the individual person can feel lost. Everyday remember: Each person counts. Each encounter matters.

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