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Butler University Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people work here to make this student-centered university a great place to work for a while, or for the length of a career (in 4 reviews)

  • Technically speaking, our work hours are 37 (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • student population is heavily involved in many activities, making it hard to find dedicated student staff (in 2 reviews)

  • They need far more resources devoted to research if they are going to continue demanding output from the faculty (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Butler"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Butler University part-time

    Pros

    Small school structure, easy to get to know everyone across campus

    Cons

    student population is heavily involved in many activities, making it hard to find dedicated student staff


  2. "Peer Tutor @ Learning Resource Center"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Convenient, low hassle, and easy way to earn money on campus

    Cons

    The wages are not remotely competitive

  3. "Lecturer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Butler University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The students and colleagues.
    Benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency in financial business.
    Hiring salaries frozen at 20 years ago and non competitive.
    Secrecy in management.

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest at every level in the institution.


  4. "Review of Butler University"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Butler University full-time

    Pros

    Butler University has many things to it's benefit, including but not limited to great benefits, transparency from leadership, great work/life balance, and amazing benefits.

    Cons

    Butler University is still finding it's footing as it gains national prominence. With that in mind, there is still room to improve with regards to systems and structures within each department. That said, I have seen enormous change and responsiveness to staff concerns in my brief time here.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent with the inner workings of the university and high level visions. This shows all those who work at Butler that their individual job is contributing to something greater.


  5. "Butler Student Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    This is a considered one of the more "glamorous" and coveted position on campus.
    Supervisor schedules work hours around class schedule.
    Ability to hone in on communication and public speaking skills.

    Cons

    Due to the competitiveness of the position, the interviewing process is quite extensive and has become more rigorous over the years.

    This is a job where you will be exposed to outside elements. This can mean anything with Indiana's unpredictable weather.

    Advice to Management

    My only advise to management is to seek to hire students with unique backgrounds . Diversity is important perspective students and their families.


  6. "Associate Professor"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Butler University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    worklife balance, benefits, teaching, continual professional development, autonomy

    Cons

    Busy workload during school year, teaching loads not always balanced.


  7. "Loved Working Here!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Lead Facilitator in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Lead Facilitator in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Butler University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The high ropes course is great because Erinn and Cordia do such a great job fostering a great community. You sign yourself up, so it's very flexible in terms of when you work.

    Cons

    Not too many cons. Only that you get out what you put in. If you don't come to the course often and work hard on getting check offs, it'll be hard for you to progress to better levels.

  8. "On the Cliff"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits were decent. Management left me alone.

    Cons

    Leadership in the college I was in were checked out. Zero paths to promotion. Pay was meh.

    Advice to Management

    Check your administration and managers. Get rid of tenure.


  9. "Great people, bad culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmel, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Butler University (More than a year)

    Pros

    People care about the mission, dedicated to university success. Education product is solid, if some sections a bit outdated. Plan for future is around updated facilities.

    Cons

    Awful business processes rooted in the 1970's. HR is a hot mess - no process, constant turnover. Leadership constantly says innovate but no one supports the innovation because the business is built for strictly maintenance. IT keeps trying to change things up but can't deliver anything but the basics.

    Advice to Management

    VPs do not inspire confidence - they do not communicate to staff, they do not collaborate - they are the only people with the "right answers" and they don't trust their staff to think, just execute the orders.


  10. "Technologist"

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    Current Employee - Technologist
    Current Employee - Technologist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Butler University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    MOST of the people are there for the students and work toward the common goal of a good student experience.

    Cons

    Communication campus wide is very weak. Staff are considered and generally treated with less respect (and pay) than faculty. Higher level management has no idea what goes on at the ground level to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Walk a mile in my shoes.


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