Northeastern Illinois University

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Northeastern Illinois University Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
15 Reviews
3.2
15 Reviews
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Dr. Sharon Hahs
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    Graduate Assistant

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Northeastern Illinois University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    personal growth, training and office culture

    Cons

    about benefits, promotions, hard to find jobs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    The best supervises I worked with in the positions at Northeastern Illinois University.

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    Former Employee - Office Support Specialist  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Office Support Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Northeastern Illinois University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I had great supervise, who went the extra mile to assistant me I learn new skills for the position. I was accommodate, fits into my schedule while I were studying. The people I work with were the best part of this company and encouraging.

    Cons

    Their were professional leadership among the people I work with. I enjoy work position it's were exciting to learn the job requirement and I enjoy working and studying with diversity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management I worked with always put forward in assistant employee with new learn tools for new skills

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Northeastern Illinois University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The students, hands down. Most were truly awesome. A lot of the faculty were great. Some of the staff was awesome.

    Cons

    One of the biggest problems is that they do not value their employees and instead promote and keep around toxic employees, vs. those that work hard. The leadership is horrible. The union is strong, and therefore there are many many many people working there that should have been fired many years ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the people that you know need to be let go. Promote those who bust their butts to assist the students. Require students to declare a major by sophomore year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Corruption U

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    Current Employee - FULL PROFESSOR  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - FULL PROFESSOR in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Northeastern Illinois University full-time

    Pros

    Many of the students and faculty are very good.

    Cons

    Administration is sketchy at best. The culture is what you would expect in the most corrupt state in the nation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign and let a new group try to improve the place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good Students, nice faculty, lousy raises.

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    Current Employee - Advisor  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Advisor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Northeastern Illinois University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you know how to work the system you can get ahead without being a total brown noser.

    Great union!
    Great benefits, including free education.
    Students are humble and awesome!

    Cons

    Hard to get a raise. The university seems to always be broke, but we keep hiring VPs and directors. One, very small unit, has 5 directors. so unnecessary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize the staff that you already have. elevate them to higher administrative roles.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    bittersweet

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northeastern Illinois University as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The faculty/staff and the students are a unique and diverse group of people. The university is onto big and beautiful things and is taking the right steps to get there.

    Cons

    Certain staff get walked over, over worked and under appreciated. This makes morale hard within the university and allows staff to allow themselves to perform their jobs mediocre at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen. Listen to the staff who are below you and communicate with your middle managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Typical State Run Bureaucracy

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    Former Employee - General Administrator  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - General Administrator in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Northeastern Illinois University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Most people were nice and the working environment was not stuffy. Overall it was a good working experience.

    Cons

    Some of the people were on the eccentric side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe management has changed since I was there, so none that can be objective.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Northeastern, where Students and their best interest come last

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northeastern Illinois University

    Pros

    The Education and Music programs are remarkable

    Cons

    Employees are picked based on their willingness to not to challenge a broken adiistrative system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire and let professionals who really care about the empowerment of a diverse student body take on your management roles. Beginning with Dr. Sharon Hahs.

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    No mobility, opportunity of a raise

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    Former Employee - Student Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Student Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Northeastern Illinois University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Make your own schedule
    Feel involved on campus
    Build your résumé

    Cons

    Stressful
    Little guidance
    Can't get a raise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Experience depends heavily on department

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Northeastern Illinois University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Academic job in great location, urban Chicago. Some departments are excellent, in terms of the faculty both in professional and personal co-worker terms. A sometimes rewarding diversity of students. Faculty can take classes for free, for credit.

    Cons

    Weak union, low pay, pressure to keep academic standards low, very bad academic reputation can hurt career potential after a stint here, peculiar portfolio tenure retention process involves even more subjectivity and uncertainty than usual. Very little university level support for research and publication and yet the tenure process involves relatively high expectations at the same time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more full time faculty, too much reliance on very low paid adjuncts. Raise minimum level academic standards, so that the degree is worth more to graduates. Spend more resources on developing working remedial and other academic student support programs, rather than pressuring faculty to raise graduation rates by lowering scholastic standards. Target programs and departments with the most notably low standards for raising literacy (education, criminal justice).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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