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Western Illinois University Reviews

Updated August 3, 2014
Updated August 3, 2014
31 Reviews

3.6
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  1.  

    Good Place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Western Illinois University

    Pros

    Nice campus, friendly people. Compensation was lacking

    Cons

    Somewhat under funded especially for graduate assistants

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    I was great working at Western Illinois University as a Teaching Assistant during my education.

    Former Employee - E-Business SAP Intern  in  Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - E-Business SAP Intern in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I worked at Western Illinois University as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly Environment, career growth, equality, encouraging.

    Cons

    Balance between my studies, teaching and maintaining a good GPA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Giving more responsibility.

  3.  

    University doesn't serve students the way they deserve

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

    I worked at Western Illinois University full-time for 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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    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 for 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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    Current Employee - Business Related  in  Macomb, IL
    Current Employee - Business Related in Macomb, IL

    I have been working at Western Illinois University full-time for 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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    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant  in  Macomb, IL
    Former Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Macomb, IL

    I worked at Western Illinois University part-time for 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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    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.  

    Mostly good people but poor management

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    Current Employee - Staff  in  Macomb, IL
    Current Employee - Staff in Macomb, IL

    I have been working at Western Illinois University full-time for 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
  10.  

    Good, but not great.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Western Illinois University full-time

    Pros

    Nice folks to work with.

    Cons

    Budget cuts make everything a chore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I had a pleasant experience working at WIU.

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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 for 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

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