University of Northern Iowa

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University of Northern Iowa Reviews in Iowa

Updated October 4, 2014
Updated October 4, 2014
16 Reviews
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    Resident Assistant

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    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Cedar Falls, IA
    Current Employee - Resident Assistant in Cedar Falls, IA

    I have been working at University of Northern Iowa full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great community, good staffs members. Although there are hard times when it comes to time management, it all comes out really well if you put your thought into it.

    Cons

    Sometimes, it depends on what buildings you are in that results in the amount of duty time you have to commit.

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    Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Adjunct in Cedar Falls, IA
    Former Employee - Adjunct in Cedar Falls, IA

    I worked at University of Northern Iowa part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are very supportive and are willing to help you grow. The students are wonderful and hard working. I loved the freedom i had to create my courses.

    Cons

    Sometime work is a little too self directed. It would be nice if senior staff members would sit in on lectures to help critique new professor. Feedback from students is helpful but one sided, so feedback from senior colleagues would give a more rounded, less personally invested picture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I found UNI a great place to work at.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Falls, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Falls, IA

    I worked at University of Northern Iowa full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Operational expenditures should be more balanced.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good experience overall

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    Former Employee - Custodian in Cedar Falls, IA
    Former Employee - Custodian in Cedar Falls, IA

    I worked at University of Northern Iowa part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great benefits, poor vision and future growth potential

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    Current Employee - Not Available in Cedar Falls, IA
    Current Employee - Not Available in Cedar Falls, IA

    I have been working at University of Northern Iowa full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Poor 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 ManagementAdvice

    Encourage initiative and employee feedback. Lots of committees are formed and then nothing happens when feedback is given.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great students, great atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Cedar Falls, IA
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Cedar Falls, IA

    I worked at University of Northern Iowa full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Size of school, family location

    Cons

    That it's in Iowa, not a high pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Lumbering, antiquated state institution

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Cedar Falls, IA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Cedar Falls, IA

    I worked at University of Northern Iowa full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    UNI 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 ManagementAdvice

    The 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).

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Hands-On Experience

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    Former Employee - Work Study in Cedar Falls, IA
    Former Employee - Work Study in Cedar Falls, IA

    I worked at University of Northern Iowa part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    My 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Catering/Event Planning/DOR

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    Current Employee - Event Planner in Cedar Falls, IA
    Current Employee - Event Planner in Cedar Falls, IA

    I have been working at University of Northern Iowa as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    none. i like everything about this job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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