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Eastern Illinois University Reviews

Updated August 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Makes for an uplifting work environment (in 10 reviews)

  • low cost of living, low crime rates, faculty typically are given freedom on how to teach students, just as long as course objectives are met (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Working at the front desk of LSD had no cons; really easy job (in 3 reviews)

  • The area is nice, but the university is in a very small town with little to do (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It was a great company to work for

    Cons

    A very small town to live in


  2. "Graduate Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Eastern Illinois University part-time

    Pros

    Great work environment. Love working with intelligent people!

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  3. "Easy, Unstimulating"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eastern Illinois University part-time

    Pros

    Workload nothing the average person can't handle
    Most management is easy to get along with and will listen

    Cons

    Most work is monotonous, barely any challenges
    Communication is sometimes scarce


  4. "Graduate Research Biology"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eastern Illinois University full-time

    Pros

    Close knit, collaborative environment, great mentorship

    Cons

    Limited technology, limited finances,


  5. "Awesome GA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Eastern Illinois University part-time

    Pros

    I was a Graduate Assistant. Stipend was great, it matches the low cost of living in Charleston. Professors and students were kind and helpful. I enjoyed the time and it helped me prepare for my current position

    Cons

    I have no cons to share about EIU. Maybe increase the stipend for GAs based on the needs of the position.

    Advice to Management

    Keep us the good work and keep your staff and students empowered.


  6. "Computer Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good hours
    Nice people
    Friendly environment
    Learn while working
    Good for weekly spending money
    Very nice co workers, and a very nice manager.

    Cons

    At times it can become pretty slow.
    Clocks do not work in the lower level of Taylor Hall
    Some times the candy bowl can be left empty.
    Sometimes we run out of water in the fridge
    Other than that all good!


  7. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eastern Illinois University full-time

    Pros

    The work environment is upbeat, friendly, and always positive !

    Cons

    There are not many cons to working here other than the heat in the summer.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep open communication with stuff and students.

  8. "Student worker"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Charleston, IL
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Charleston, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Eastern Illinois University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    they work with your time table and can exchange shifts with others

    Cons

    you dont work during school breaks


  9. "Rural PWI"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly community, Lots if school pride and alumni

    Cons

    State Budget issues causing lack of funding


  10. "Student"

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    Current Employee - Student Worker in Charleston, IL
    Current Employee - Student Worker in Charleston, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Eastern Illinois University part-time

    Pros

    The people are very welcoming

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    nothing


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