Indiana University Reviews

Updated August 3, 2015
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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. Research assistant

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

    I have been working at Indiana University

    Pros

    Good environment to work. Get to learn a lot.

    Cons

    Low Pay and growth opportunities


  2. Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Indiana University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, great environment, advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    I really can't think of anything bad.


  3. young staffer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Indiana University full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Wonderful to work in Bloomington and on campus.

    Cons

    Hard place for a young staffer.


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  5. Dining Hall Server - The Restaurants at Woodland

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Court Server in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Food Court Server in Bloomington, IN

    I worked at Indiana University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Able to schedule around classes, decent pay considering the level of work, awesome people to work with (if they know what they're doing), different stuff to do almost each shift.

    Cons

    Once you're scheduled for the semester, it's difficult to adjust the schedule, so plan ahead. You can get people to cover your shift if you're lucky, but overall you'll have a rough time. The politics in the workplace between different positions can grow tense as the semesters go on. Lack of specific training before being put on the job means you'll be learning as you're serving food.

    Advice to Management

    Do more intense training for new employees so that they have a better idea of what they're to do once they're on the job.


  6. Office of Admissions Clerk

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clerk/Support Staff in Gary, IN
    Former Employee - Clerk/Support Staff in Gary, IN

    I worked at Indiana University

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

    Pros

    Excellent team work from all associates and co-workers. Laid back environment but hypes up for the tours and seasonal events. Happy people and helpful to train. An adult environment.

    Cons

    Uhm, I guess if you aren't an extrovert you wouldn't like it. But extroverts don't apply, so it works great. I didn't have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Be sure staff doesn't discuss people in their lunch room. It isn't a sound proof room.


  7. Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Indiana University part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very supportive culture. Senior level employees really wanted to help interns learn. Great school-work-life balance.

    Cons

    No cons. Great place.


  8. Ambitious culture but minimal program development

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Rec Sports Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Rec Sports Employee in Bloomington, IN

    I worked at Indiana University

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

    Pros

    It was fun to work here for a while, as I had the opportunity to contribute my ideas.

    Cons

    Staff often talks about big projects and changes to Fitness/Wellness. Very little ever happens.

    Advice to Management

    Speaking specifically about Rec Sports, management needs to be professional and on the cutting-edge of program development.


  9. Supplemental Instructor (PLTL)

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Indiana University part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overall working for the university as any sort of part-time instructor is a layback experience. The PLTL experience is better because of the higher pay and you do not have to grade. You also have complete control over your own lectures. It is certainly much better than being an undergraduate instructor

    Cons

    The instructor of your course can change from semester to semester which means that you have to radically restructure your lesson plans. Often times students come in looking for help with homework which is not allowed.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice if they chec


  10. Assistant Professor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN

    I have been working at Indiana University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice campus, many research opportunities

    Cons

    relatively low salary and small college town


  11. Hits and Misses

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    Former Employee - Programmer in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Programmer in Centennial, CO

    I worked at Indiana University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Greatly depends on where exactly one works in a huge company. Benefits were good, co-workers usually educated. Some environments were supportive.

    Cons

    College town depresses pay well below market. Became management-heavy. Politics and interactions among workers as well as workers and management can be very unhealthy and ineffective.

    Advice to Management

    Following a business model has human costs that will become visible long term.



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