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"Typical State Run Bureaucracy"

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Former Employee - General Administrator in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - General Administrator in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Most people were nice and the working environment was not stuffy. Overall it was a good working experience.

Cons

Some of the people were on the eccentric side.

Advice to Management

I believe management has changed since I was there, so none that can be objective.

Other Employee Reviews for Northeastern Illinois University

  1. "No mobility, opportunity of a raise"

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    Former Employee - Student Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Student Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Northeastern Illinois University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Make your own schedule
    Feel involved on campus
    Build your résumé

    Cons

    Stressful
    Little guidance
    Can't get a raise

    Advice to Management

    Better training


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    "Experience depends heavily on department"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Academic job in great location, urban Chicago. Some departments are excellent, in terms of the faculty both in professional and personal co-worker terms. A sometimes rewarding diversity of students. Faculty can take classes for free, for credit.

    Cons

    Weak union, low pay, pressure to keep academic standards low, very bad academic reputation can hurt career potential after a stint here, peculiar portfolio tenure retention process involves even more subjectivity and uncertainty than usual. Very little university level support for research and publication and yet the tenure process involves relatively high expectations at the same time.

    Advice to Management

    Need more full time faculty, too much reliance on very low paid adjuncts. Raise minimum level academic standards, so that the degree is worth more to graduates. Spend more resources on developing working remedial and other academic student support programs, rather than pressuring faculty to raise graduation rates by lowering scholastic standards. Target programs and departments with the most notably low standards for raising literacy (education, criminal justice).

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