Northeastern Illinois University

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Updated Apr 24, 2014

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3.2 11 reviews

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Dr. Sharon Hahs

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89% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good Students, nice faculty, lousy raises.

    Advisor (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsIf 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!

    ConsHard 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 Senior ManagementUtilize the staff that you already have. elevate them to higher administrative roles.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    bittersweet

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Typical State Run Bureaucracy

    General Administrator (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

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

    ConsSome of the people were on the eccentric side.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Northeastern, where Students and their best interest come last

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe Education and Music programs are remarkable

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetire 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

    Student Employee (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsMake your own schedule
    Feel involved on campus
    Build your résumé

    ConsStressful
    Little guidance
    Can't get a raise

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter training

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

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    Experience depends heavily on department

    Assistant Professor (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsAcademic 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.

    ConsWeak 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 Senior ManagementNeed 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).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent Place to work

    Office Manager (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsManagers always appreciate your performance and always motivate. Tuition reimbursement for classes you take. The office work place is good. The co-workers and manager create positive energy. Human resources make sure you are well treated and the university president appreciates your work. The cafeteria is great and good food. The work assignments are lot and depend on seasonal patterns.

    ConsLimited growth in hourly rate. Only salaried employees get paid vacations.

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    Great for full-time students

    Student Computing Associate (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    Pros-Flexible hours
    -Convenient location
    -Management and co-workers are helpful and friendly
    -Non-threatening culture

    Cons-Work is limited to 20 hours a week for students
    -Pay is not very much

    Advice to Senior Management-Keep up the great work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pleasant work environment, low pay, behind the times.

    IT Coordinator (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat students and educational mission, five weeks vacation. Benefits are adequate, but declining.

    ConsPoor performance is tolerated, they often don't know what they're doing. Some people act like they're doing you a favor when they actually do their job. Planning is haphazard.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to push itself to achieve more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to gain great experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat, safe environment at a higher education setting. Co-workers and students are very diverse and great people. Can get great experience and opportunities; equal opportunities given on experience or education. Schedules are flexible. Great opportunities for personal growth including tuition benefits. Great benefits including vacation, sick & personal time, as well as health and retirement.

    ConsNEIU is a public state university, thus there is lower pay for employees who have similar positions in private companies and organizations. Staff can be neglected in comparison to faculty and administrators.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy advise to leadership at Northeastern Illinois University would be to focus a little more on the best interest of the students they serve. A lot of decisions are made strictly to meet compliance and/or please potential faculty candidates. These poor decisions affect departments throughout negatively.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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