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Updated May 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people to work with, very helpful (in 5 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, with lots of Vacation time and sick days (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • In terms of career advancement, you will not grow your career (in 2 reviews)

  • Springfield is a branch campus with the main campus in Lisle (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Student worker"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Lisle, IL

    I have been working at Benedictine University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Great people. Caring community.

    Cons

    Can't work more than 20 hours a week.


  2. "Run fast, run far"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Benedictine University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You will find out how strong you are and who your real friends are. You make great friends going through hell together.

    Cons

    You are not good enough even after years of great reviews and multiple promotions. Extremely toxic environment.

    Advice to Management

    Find new managers.


  3. "Adjunct - College of Science, Nice Gig"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Adjunct Instructor in Lisle, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Benedictine University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I've been reading some negative reviews about the school, however, I see nothing negative from the College of Science where I am and adjunct instructor. Great people to work with, very helpful. They give you everything you need to teach effectively. Support staff and other instructors treat you like one of the team. Also, salary is competitive with other schools I've taught at.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Look at how the College of Science runs things. Learn from them.


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  5. "Great student job"

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    Former Employee - Event Staff in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Event Staff in Lisle, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Benedictine University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Get to work any events going on at the school.
    Managers all seemed to be very laid back and understanding, especially if you had issues with needing time to complete your schoolwork instead of work.
    Very easy to get another student to fill in for you.

    Cons

    If you are a student, it can get in the way of your schoolwork, but really thats any job.
    You typically have to work until well after each event and thing like sports can go into many overtimes keeping you there much longer than expected.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to keep doing what you are doing. This was a very enjoyable part time job, especially as a student.


  6. "Sports Information Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Sports Information Assistant in Arlington Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Sports Information Assistant in Arlington Heights, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work with people who are passionate about sports and helping student-athletes reach their full potentials. Fun environment, everyone is very friendly and make work a joy.

    Cons

    Make minimum wage as a student worker and work depends on when home athletic games take place.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "not good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Benedictine University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. free school, great amount of vacation/personal time off. and they match 403b up to 7%.

    Cons

    They don't care about the little guys. They only care about the upper mgmt.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the little people. They make your offices run smooth and efficiently. Supervisors should be evaluated annually by the people that report to them, not just the other way around! Mgmt has no idea what kind of supervisors they have because they don't come evaluate them or see how they interact with their employees at all!


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Adjunct Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Springfield, IL
    Current Employee - Instructor in Springfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Benedictine University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people who worked at the local campus were friendly and hard-working.

    Cons

    Upper management makes decisions in favor of revenue rather than education.

    Advice to Management

    It's more about quality education and community than making a profit.


  9. "coach"

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    Current Employee - Field Coach in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Field Coach in Aurora, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Benedictine University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great people. great place. great hours.

    Cons

    low pay. they do not have much space in the athletic facility.


  10. "Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Counselor in Lis, IL
    Former Employee - Counselor in Lis, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere but also professional

    Cons

    Can be very hectic at times


  11. "Good People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. Time off is great. Free education.

    Cons

    Heavy workloads, pay is not the greatest.


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