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Updated Feb 9, 2014

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4.0 7 reviews

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University of Northern Iowa President Benjamin J. Allen

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83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    I found UNI a great place to work at.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Cedar Falls, IA

    ProsUse to have one of the finest support staff, not enough support for the bottom, real working staff now.

    ConsAffirmative action emphasized too much. Traditions of the University are being lost.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOperational expenditures should be more balanced.

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

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    Good experience overall

    Custodian (Former Employee) Cedar Falls, IA

    ProsFlexible, great team to work with, enjoyed getting to know professors.

    ConsHours were not ideal, better pay would have been nice.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great benefits, poor vision and future growth potential

    Not Available (Current Employee) Cedar Falls, IA

    ProsGreat benefits. Nice time off. Security once full time.

    ConsPoor vision. Does not have strong leadership. Too many silos were people do not see the business as a whole rather their own business unit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage initiative and employee feedback. Lots of committees are formed and then nothing happens when feedback is given.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great students, great atmosphere

    Assistant Professor (Former Employee) Cedar Falls, IA

    ProsSize of school, family location

    ConsThat it's in Iowa, not a high pay

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lumbering, antiquated state institution

    Program Manager (Former Employee) Cedar Falls, IA

    ProsVery focused on student and safety. Beautiful campus. Majority of building are centralized which is convenient for students.

    ConsUNI continues to tout that its an a leader in education but the state of Iowa continues to fall in the ranks compared to other states. Time to get real. Departments operate as silos -inefficient with money and resources. Tenure is an antiquated business concept that should have been eliminated in 1980. No other business guarantees an employee retirement without proving their value every year (performance review). There is no incentive to do more as everyone gets the same meager % raise each year.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe university needs to operate as a business and cut employees who are unproductive, dead weight or coasting to retirement. All departments should appear and operate as one business and brand (each department has their own website, logo and procedures).

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Hands-On Experience

    Work Study (Former Employee) Cedar Falls, IA

    ProsMy work at UNI gave me lots of hands-on experience for the career I was gaining education to acquire. I worked in two separate departments there, but I got the same great attention and guidance overall.

    ConsFunds were supplied by the Work Study program for the second job, so I had to work a minimum amount of hours per week.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Event Planner (Current Employee) Cedar Falls, IA

    ProsGreat place to work. Everyone is nice and also gets their work done. They really care about communication and building relationships with one another.

    Consnone. i like everything about this job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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