Western Illinois University

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Western Illinois University Reviews

Updated Jun 25, 2014
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3.7 30 reviews

77% Approve of the CEO

Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas

Jack Thomas

(13 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    I was great working at Western Illinois University as a Teaching Assistant during my education.

    E-Business SAP Intern (Former Employee) Cedar Rapids, IA

    ProsFriendly Environment, career growth, equality, encouraging.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementGiving more responsibility.

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    University doesn't serve students the way they deserve

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Macomb, IL

    ProsSmall 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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good school if you're willing to work.

    Graduate Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) Macomb, IL

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

    ConsWorkload 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice Job to Raise a Family

    Business Related (Current Employee) Macomb, IL

    ProsExcellent 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.

    ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementIt 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!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Teaching assistant and graduate student.

    Graduate Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) Macomb, IL

    ProsYou 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo coment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Friendly place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Macomb, IL

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Mostly good people but poor management

    Staff (Current Employee) Macomb, IL

    ProsGood benefits including two days vacation per month worked

    ConsPoor overall management including senior management

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou lack disciple, follow through, openness and transparency

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good, but not great.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNice folks to work with.

    ConsBudget cuts make everything a chore.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I had a pleasant experience working at WIU.

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) Macomb, IL

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue using student workers. It is a mutually beneficial relationship.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    While I enjoyed my time at WIU and I still cherish my experiences from the school, I'm also happy that I moved on.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSmall community so it's easy to get to know a lot of people closely
    Fun working with all of the students at the school

    ConsThe environment seems to operate in silos, and there isn't always a lot of cross communication between offices. Projects that could be done collaboratively to enhance the programming are often done separately.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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