Northeastern Illinois University

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Northeastern Illinois University Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
18 Reviews
3.3
18 Reviews
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  1.  

    I love working there it a good company that I grew in.

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    Former Employee - Janitor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Janitor in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Northeastern Illinois University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The faculty 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 walk over, over worked and appreciated.This makes morale hard within the university and allows staff to allow themselves to perform their jobs mediocre at best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Transfer

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    Former Employee - Transfer Enrollment Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Transfer Enrollment Coordinator in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Northeastern Illinois University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for growth and experience. Great co- workers and warm atmosphere.

    Cons

    Only a temp position and lots of work for one person

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate task and hire second person

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to gain work experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northeastern Illinois University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are awesome. Plenty of PTO, great vision, dental, and medical insurance. The President of the University has great vision for the school.

    Cons

    Poor pay. Archaic Directors. Some of the "lifers" refuse to adapt to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your subordinates. Advocate for true professional development. Create a professional development department inside of Human Resources. Have a true on-boarding process which includes a real orientation, a meet and greet of new staff/faculty, and a mentor program for new employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    personal growth, training and office culture

    Cons

    about benefits, promotions, hard to find jobs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    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 (more than an 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
  7.  

    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 (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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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 (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
  10.  

    bittersweet

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northeastern Illinois University as a contractor (less than an 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
  11.  

    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 (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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