Western Illinois University Reviews

Updated July 10, 2015
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  1. graduate asssistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Macomb, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Macomb, IL

    I worked at Western Illinois University (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Friendly people and great location.

    Cons

    It is not near a major city at all.


  2. WIU Employment Departments

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    Former Employee - Physical Plant Building and Grounds Keeper in Macomb, IL
    Former Employee - Physical Plant Building and Grounds Keeper in Macomb, IL

    I worked at Western Illinois University part-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The facility offers an abundance of opportunity for diverse fields of study and work talent.

    Cons

    Some positions have too much of a weekly hour limitation for many beginning young people who need those hours the most.

    Advice to Management

    Allow students to work 25 hours a week without lowering hourly pay rates so student workers can better afford their supplies.


  3. Great Place to Work!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Western Illinois University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful campus and excellent benefits

    Cons

    Parking can be a hassle


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  5. Teaching Support Assistant

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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Moline, IL
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Moline, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Although the stipend is not much, the free tuition benefit more than makes up for the low pay. This allowed me to get more than half of my MBA paid for by the school itself. The hours were very flexible and my fellow Assistants were great to work with. It was a very fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work could be a little dull. Grading could also be a little overwhelming at times. The stipend is also fixed, so there is no chance of a raise or added responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Create a plan of potential projects/research opportunities before the start of each semester to keep the Assistants engaged and busy.


  6. great place

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    Current Employee - Database Applications Developer
    Current Employee - Database Applications Developer

    I have been working at Western Illinois University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people and atmosphere. willing to help out co-workers.

    Cons

    i can't really think of any cons. It's got a rigid system for advancement which is usually beneficial.


  7. OK place to work, for now.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Western Illinois University

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Insurance benefits, vacation time, and sick leave.

    Cons

    Low salary, low raises (no raise some years). Everyone receives the same percent raise, regardless of performance. Big cuts coming from the State of Illinois make future prospects dim.


  8. Graduate and Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Macomb, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Macomb, IL

    I have been working at Western Illinois University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Professional, Highly Qualified, Critical Thinking,

    Cons

    I dont feel any negative


  9. Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Western Illinois University

    Pros

    great facilities and faculty to work with

    Cons

    I can't think of anything


  10. Great university

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Programmer in Macomb, IL
    Current Employee - Applications Programmer in Macomb, IL

    I have been working at Western Illinois University

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefit, small size area, people oriented

    Cons

    low salaries, no training, hard for pro

    Advice to Management

    none.


  11. I have been an adjunct faculty at WIU for 15 years and have loved this teaching experience.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjunct
    Current Employee - Adjunct

    I have been working at Western Illinois University

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful working conditions coupled with an exciting and enjoyable staff and student body. Middle management respects and encourages the teaching staff to follow their strengths.

    Cons

    Poor funding from the state has made it impossible to fund all of the research and programs that are essential for top level education.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to work on transparency...too many secret agendas and in-house back-scratching. Politics are inevitable but, have reached a level that borders on criminal.



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