I have been working at Great Lakes Higher Education full-time (More than 3 years)
As an IT professional this is a pretty decent place. It's not a start up, so you do end up with a lot of red tape sometimes. But overall they stay up to date with technology. Unless of course you're on the mainframe side of the shop. But there is plenty of distributed work, Java, if you so desire.
Drab office surroundings, gray, gray and more gray. Unless you're a senior IT professional, you'll have to wait to get decent PTO. Since most of the business is driven off of the Federal Student Loan program, it's basically like working for the gov't.
Advice to Management
It's probably time to reevaluate some of the benefits. Specifically PTO
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Great Lakes Higher Education (Madison, WI).
30 minute phone interview discussing my resume. Was called a week later for an onsite interview. Discussed resume in more detail and went over technical experience for about 30 minutes with a senior developer, team manager, and what I assumed was the department head. No programming/white-board questions what so ever (it is truly an entry level position). Received an offer the next week. After accepting the offer they do a very extensive background check that takes about ten days before everything is official.
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