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Western Illinois University Reviews in Macomb, IL

Updated November 3, 2014
Updated November 3, 2014
19 Reviews
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  1.  

    It was easy, exciting, and fulfilling to work for Western Illinois University.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Macomb, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Macomb, IL

    I worked at Western Illinois University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very Laid back if you got your work done on time
    Could easily get time off if requested before
    Very close knit departments

    Cons

    Can be pretty dull fairly often
    work loads would come in waves from being dead boring to super crunch time in a snap of a finger
    They tried to force many older workers into early retirement

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Intramural Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Intramural Supervisor in Macomb, IL
    Former Employee - Intramural Supervisor in Macomb, IL

    I worked at Western Illinois University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very student oriented and willing to work around busy schedules.

    Cons

    Not more then twenty hours every two weeks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More incentives

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    University doesn't serve students the way they deserve

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Macomb, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Macomb, IL

    I worked at Western Illinois University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Small network, decent benefits package, employees like to have fun outside of the work, train to Chicago, students at the university will really open up to employees who can show they care

    Cons

    Staff nickel and dimes students, all about making money, people in leadership have been so for too long, confusing work/life balance when seeing boss outside of work at all times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of people who are only focused on money, review employees at the AVP level

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good school if you're willing to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Macomb, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Macomb, IL

    I have been working at Western Illinois University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, lots of different types of jobs available. Teaching assistants receive a tuition waiver and stipend. Great way to gain teaching and lab experience.

    Cons

    Workload can exceed expectations and training for first time teaching assistants is limited to a two day seminar. The monthly stipend is small, and housing in the area can be expensive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice Job to Raise a Family

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Related in Macomb, IL
    Current Employee - Business Related in Macomb, IL

    I have been working at Western Illinois University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent medical, vacation, and sick benefits. Great work schedule for faculty, staff, and administrators - 37.5 hours per week for full-time staff is great for family life.

    Cons

    Management structure is VERY poor. Management doesn't know what the people under them do, which makes it difficult for them to make wise, informed decisions.

    Pay is also bad for many positions compared to national averages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It doesn't hurt to post job openings to get an applicant before moving people who you think are doing a good job when you really don't even know what they are doing anyway!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Teaching assistant and graduate student.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Macomb, IL
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Macomb, IL

    I worked at Western Illinois University part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You get a decent salary for working at WIU. It is a small town, the people are friendly. It is working distance from everyhing and you always use the bus.

    Cons

    It is a small town, if you are someone who like the city, this will not neccesarely be for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No coment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Friendly place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Macomb, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Macomb, IL

    I have been working at Western Illinois University full-time

    Pros

    The people are helpful and friendly to all. Opportunities for advanced education. Good hours. Beautiful campus. Great healthcare, vacation, and retirement benefits.

    Cons

    Pay is sub-standard; the pay scales for civil servant positions should be raised to a living wage.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I had a pleasant experience working at WIU.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Macomb, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Macomb, IL

    I worked at Western Illinois University part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a young and ambitious college environment. The people that work there are genuinely nice people.

    Cons

    Pay wasn't great but it is a public university.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue using student workers. It is a mutually beneficial relationship.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Mostly good people but poor management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff in Macomb, IL
    Current Employee - Staff in Macomb, IL

    I have been working at Western Illinois University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits including two days vacation per month worked

    Cons

    Poor overall management including senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You lack disciple, follow through, openness and transparency

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    My experience has been totally satisfactory.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Macomb, IL
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Macomb, IL

    I have been working at Western Illinois University full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Located I'm a serene environment. A place good for family living.

    Cons

    Don't know any issues that's have been negative

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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