University of Northern Iowa

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University of Northern Iowa Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    The best job ever!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Northern Iowa

    Pros

    As a substitute teacher in my children's school, I saw them frequently. I knew their friends and teachers on a personal level. I taught for the teacher in his/her absence, allowing him/her to move forward not backward! I worked with kind, compassionate teachers and staff.

    Cons

    I often knew ahead of time when I would be substitute teaching, but sometimes I didn't know until very early that morning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Had great management so I have no advice for them!

  2.  

    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 for 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
  3.  

    Excellent educational institution with lots of hands-on experience in multiple different clinical settings.

    Current Employee - Speech Pathology Graduate Clinician
    Current Employee - Speech Pathology Graduate Clinician

    I have been working at University of Northern Iowa

    Pros

    Lots of hands-on experience with different populations and in several different clinical settings, excellent faculty and staff that support student learning and clinical experiences.

    Cons

    Not as much cultural or ethnic diversity available and the smaller community size affects the diversity of the clinical populations that are available to work with at the Roy Eblen Speech and Hearing Clinic.

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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 for 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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    Very mixed experience, some very good aspects, some personally unsatisfactory, some professionally unsatisfying.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Northern Iowa full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Faculty union
    Partner benefits
    Medical benefits depending on hire date I have an excellent plan, access to Mayo clinic, etc
    3/3 teaching load if doing "scholarly" work within past few years.
    Smaller school-12,000 students
    Very active lgbt student organization

    Cons

    Benefits cut for newer hires, moved to managed care
    Funding: one of 3 state universities with highest number of in state students paying in state tuition. Funded by state at lowest level and has been cut repeatedly in last 15 years
    95% of students are white, Iowans, very limited life experience, many limited in critical thinking. Iowa K-12 education system not what people seem to think it is.
    Majority of faculty/staff hires are Iowans and/or graduates of UNI
    Community-hard to make friends, people are "pleasant" and quite closed off, not open to new people and ideas. Even students agree about the characteristics, local and out of town students.
    Recruit from Chicago, Gary, Texas with little peer support once here. These students plus large international (Chinese is largest group, Mid East, Africa) group are not accustomed to climate, level of racism in communities.
    Iowa has largest number of persons of color in prison in the US yet make up only 5% of the population.
    Small town, long winter

  7.  

    Great for Students

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Northern Iowa

    Pros

    Flexible with student class schedules

    Cons

    Little chance for raise or promotion

  8.  

    Student Employee for 9 months

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    Former Employee - Student Worker
    Former Employee - Student Worker

    I worked at University of Northern Iowa part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible and very friendly environment. It was a great learning experience and the supervisors really care about your happiness and opportunities for growth. The compensation was also more than fair for being a student worker.

    Cons

    There were no cons that really stood out to me. Very seldom did I have to do projects that were not enjoyable. Overall I had an excellent experience here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on keeping on

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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 for more than a 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
  10.  

    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 for 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
  11.  

    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Size of school, family location

    Cons

    That it's in Iowa, not a high pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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